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Mynydd Gelliwastad, Ryddwen Common and Homelean Wood

Mynydd Gelliwastad is a long narrow hill (79.4 hectares) providing lovely views of both sides of valley.

There are areas of heathland with bilberry and a small area of woodland to north end of site. Rhyddwen Common (14.6 hectares) is a small wooded area of common land adjacent to Mynydd Gelliwastad on its eastern boundary and with a stream - Nant y Milwr - on western boundary.

Homelean Wood is approximately 68 hectares, composed of upland habitat communities. The remaining lowland areas of the site encompasses a mosaic of semi-natural broad-leaved woodland dominated by oak and beech, dry dwarf acid heath, improved grassland, bracken dominated areas and patches of dense / continuous scrub with birch dominating the highest slopes.

Highlights

Look out for red kite - this bird has made a remarkable recovery (partly aided through a reintroduction programme) after near extinction in the UK.

Facilities

  • Car park nearby on B4291 between Clydach and Craig-Cefn Parc
  • Pub short distance towards Clydach from car park
  • Shop in Craig-Cefn Parc

Designations

  • Sites of Interest for Nature Conservation (SINCs, Homelean Wood and Mynydd Gelliwastad)

Access information

Clydach
Grid Reference SN678018
OS Explorer Map 165 Swansea

Footpaths
The site is open access land although there are footpaths leading into the site from the B4291 between Clydach and Craig-Cefn Parc.

Car
Parking nearby off Clydach Road (marked on OS Map).

Buses
Nearest bus stops on B4291 between Clydach and Craig-Cefn Parc.

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