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Penllergare Valley Woods

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Address: Penllergaer, Swansea SA4 9GJ, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1792 344224
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Live locally and have driven past the entrance many times without realising it was there. We're looking for somewhere to walk when remembered seeing a sign. What a delight we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Live locally and have driven past the entrance many times without realising it was there. We're looking for somewhere to walk when remembered seeing a sign. What a delight we discovered, lovely woods, lake and meandering walks. The views were enjoyable, and the waterfalls very picturesque, featured in Michael Portillo Railway programmes. Enjoyed the cafe, and spent a couple of... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

If you want to go to a nice peaceful fforest with the sounds of wildlife, this is your stop, you can also go off the beaten track if your adventurous enough, I would not go alone....saftey first:)

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

You wouldn't even know its there, but when you do its well worth a visit. Great place for walking, taking the dog or children, going for a run or just to chill on a sunny day. There is a cafe at the entrance, so take some change (we keep forgetting lol).

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Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you appreciate nature then visit the beautiful walks at Penllagaer. Attractive woodland,windy paths,attractive groves,wild flowers and a picturesque waterfall.All This just off the M4. Work is on-going and improving all the time.

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Neath, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This lovely woodland is being improved by a band of volunteers and they are bringing it back to its former glory. The lake has been dredged,the waterfall is magnificent and there are many other lovely features to see on a walk.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

What a wonderful place, beautiful scenery, woodland, lakes, open grassland, riverside walks, they are all here. The little coffee shop is clean and well run by volunteers. Improvements are continually in progress and all by the voluntary staff. An archimedes screw generator has been installed by the waterfall but after several visits I am still waiting to see it working!... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Lovely choice of walks with various terrain. You could spend hours following various trails. Sensible footwear a must. There is a nice little geocache - which was a little challenging to find. The cafe at the car park does a great Sunday lunch at a very reasonable price.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Just off the M4 this valley has a waterfall miles of pleasant trails - areas that have been restored to its former glory. A great place to walk & with a lovely coffee shop by the car park. What's not too like

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Poole
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

So glad we found this place. Such a variety of scenery and terrain. The high paths offer great views and the valley floor provides clear streams for dogs to play and drink from. Pick up a free map from the coffee shop and meet the superb volunteers who staff it 7 days a week. Meet Rebecca (asst manager) who is... More 

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wales
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is a beautiful place to walk and the work done by the volunteers the past few years have made it even more attractive. As its name implies it is a woods not a park so if you are disabled or an unfit person this isn't really the place to go.My only complaint is that this used to be a... More 

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