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Kilvey Hill

Kilvey Hill, a large (3 km2­) prominent site on the east side of Swansea, is a community woodland managed by Kilvey Community Woodland Volunteers, Forest Enterprise and the City and County of Swansea.

It is a young woodland and a refuge for wildlife in the city, incorporating a variety of habitats including woodland, heathland, wetland and meadow.

It is one of Swansea's largest urban fringe woodlands - which commands stunning views over the city and Swansea Bay.

Look out for birds such as skylark, night jar, linnet, peregrine, redwing, song thrush, fieldfare, raven and whitethroat. The rare small blue butterfly has also been recorded at the site.

Crymlyn Bog National Nature Reserve is a short distance to the east.


Kilvey Community Woodland is a very special area, and it provides a variety of leisure activities and offers spectacular panoramic views across Swansea and beyond.


  • Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINCs 228, Pluck Lake and 224 Kilvey Hill)
  • Community Forest


  • Car park

Access information

Bonymaen, St Thomas
Grid Reference SS675940
OS Explorer Map 165 Swansea


Permissive paths cross the site.


Take the A4217 out of Swansea Docks. 1 km further on is the car park for Kilvey Hill Community Woodland on your right.


Buses run regularly from the city centre to St Thomas, Bonymaen and the Enterprise Zone, from where it is possible to walk into the woodland.

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Last modified on 30 April 2024