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Penllergare Valley Woods

On the northern fringe of Swansea, and within sight of the M4 motorway, lies Penllergare Valley Woods.

Upper Lake

It is a secret and magical place. A place where you can enjoy the sound of birds, delight in the profusion of wild flowers, discover evidence of exotic plantings and uncover for yourself the hidden features of a grand design.

The romantic and picturesque Penllergare was once created for the enjoyment of its creator John Dillwyn Llewelyn - a pioneering mover in science, nature, photography and astronomy in the 19th century. After over half a century of neglect, today, it is a place that can be enjoyed and explored by everyone. It is a landscape that is gradually being revived, restored and regenerated by us all.

Penllergare Valley Woods boosts over 250 acres of ancient woodlands, wood pastures, open heathland, two stunning lakes and the river Llan running right through it.