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Mynydd Bach Y Glo

This is a 34 hectare area of common land, bisected by a railway, containing a range of habitats and is of particular importance due to its location on the urban fringe.

Much of the common is dense bracken or rush pasture, making access difficult.

There is some semi-improved acid grassland on eastern half of the site and marshy grassland to the west or north. Small woodland plantation (coniferous) with oak and poplar between the two grassland areas. There is also a large fishing pond and model aircraft landing area.


  • Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC, Mynydd Bach Y Glo)
  • Open Access Land

Access information

OS Explorer Map 165 Swansea
Fforestfach Industrial Estate/Waunarlwydd
Grid Reference SS610975

Access possible from Fforestfach Industrial Estate.


There is open access across the site with some paths on the west section (marshy grassland) although they are not designated rights of way.


The road through Fforestfach Industrial Estate runs adjacent to the east boundary of the common and the B4295 (Cwmbach Road) runs through the south part of the site.