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Cwmllwyd Wood Local Nature Reserve

Managed for wildlife and people Cwmllwyd Wood lies on the southern slope of Cockett Valley about two miles from Swansea.

The 7 hectare woodland became a Local Nature Reserve in 1981. It is well known for its bluebells which are at their best in May.

The reserve consists mainly of oak trees which are about 100 years old and were planted after a previous clearance. There are also many birch, holly, willow and rowan as well as some large apple trees near the coal workings which may be the result of miners throwing away their apple cores. The area has history of coal mining since the 17th Century and the remains of about 35 bell pits can be seen within the reserve boundary.

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