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Llangyfelach Common

Site dissected by major roads just north of Junction 46 of M4 and adjacent to the Park and Ride car park.

It has a history of coal mine working with associated small spoil tip and tramway dating from beginning of 20th Century. Tip area associated with Felindre former tin plate works.

Whilst it is not a particularly attractive site, there is wildlife interest. Plants such as common cottongrass, ragged-robin, western gorse, orchids, tormentil, whorled caraway are present along with reptiles such as adder, common lizard and slow worm. Look out for birds such as song thrush, linnet, blackbird, stone chat and kestrel.


  • Nearest facilities in Llangyfelach


  • Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC - Llangyfelach Common)

Access information

By Junction 46 M4
Grid Reference SS648994
OS Explorer Map 164 Gower

Footpaths through the site.

Nearest bus stops in Llangyfelach or Park and ride car park adjacent to north end of site.

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