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Washinghouse Brook (woodlands)

The brook runs through this attractive, predominantly oak and hazel woodland, which are home to birds such as tawny owl, green woodpecker, dunnock, song thrush, greenfinch, goldfinch and bullfinch.

'Mumbles Marble' was washed from 1811 in the 'Washing Lakes' near the West Cross Inn.


  • Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC 230)


  • Shops and refreshments available in West Cross
  • Pub - West Cross Inn

Access information

Grid Reference SS610895
OS Explorer Map 165 Swansea

On foot

Access the west end of the site off Moorside Road, West Cross. Access the east end of the site off West Cross Lane. There is a pleasant walk through the site. The Mumbles Way (a walk route developed by the Mumbles Development Trust) runs through the woodland.

By bus

There are regular buses along the Mumbles Road and through the West Cross Estate.

By bicycle

National Cycle Route 4 runs very close to the site.

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