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Penllergare Valley Woods

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Closes in 8 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Another world

If you like nature you will love this place. It has been restored by volunteers and it is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Racross
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Pease can tranquility in a world full of noise and movement

Stopping off on a journey through south Wales at this unexpected and unspoilt little corner of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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On the northern fringe of the city of Swansea, and within sight of the M4 motorway, lies the estate of Penllergare Valley Woods. Here, deep in the valley, away from the noise and fumes of the passing traffic and encroaching development, you'll find...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like nature you will love this place. It has been restored by volunteers and it is wonderful. It can take 2 hours or more to walk the two lakes and small waterfall. A lot of people don’t even know it is there. Photographers...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Penllergare, Front Office Manager at Penllergare Valley Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoy your visits to Penllergare and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopping off on a journey through south Wales at this unexpected and unspoilt little corner of the Swansea area is a complete surprise for visitors. Its unassuming entrance does not give a clues to the delightful walks and solitary corners of peace and tranquility than...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Penllergare, Front Office Manager at Penllergare Valley Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Penllergare Valley Woods. We are a small charity, and all the proceeds from our car park and Coffee Shop go back towards helping us with our care of the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A haven amongst the busy motorway and industrial estates. Beautiful walks and woodlands, perfect for walking the dogs, taking the kids on an adventure or just a stroll and a coffee from the cafe on the bypass Road or the cafe inside the woods.More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Penllergare, Front Office Manager at Penllergare Valley Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review, Lisa. Our Coffee Shop (the one in the woods) is mostly staffed by volunteers and all the proceeds from here and our car park go into helping us to care for the woods and wildlife, and keep them safe...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This area is a great place to explore and see the wildlife and plants. It has been restored to its original condition very well. It is very easy to get lost in here so use a map. I would also recommend suitable footwear because there...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Penllergare, Front Office Manager at Penllergare Valley Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review, Kathryn. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Penllergare. Much of the work here has been undertaken by our dedicated team of volunteers, who also help to run our Coffee Shop.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It’s just amazing what this incredible band of volunteers have accomplished in the past few years. Heavenly place for dog walking and a spot of tree hugging if you’re that way inclined. Easy parking. Dogs welcome in the cafe.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Penllergare, Front Office Manager at Penllergare Valley Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review, Rowena. We are very glad that you enjoy your visits to Penllergare. With couldn't do it without our dedicated team of volunteers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful place to visit where do much has been done, mostly by volunteers! These woods have limited funding and pay the landowner for the privilege of recovering the the site while working as a charity! As a woods you must expect some areas to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 11, 2019

Although on our doorstep almost, this was our first visit to Penllergare Valley Woods which turned out to be a lovely hidden gem of a place. Don't be put off by the house building taking place close by, the woods have their own large carpark...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 4, 2019

A little peace of heaven near the M4 motorway! Woodland, waterfalls. cascades, bridges, birds, squirrels, flowers etc. nature at its best. Peaceful glades with seating to sit and watch the world go round. Lovely café, run by volunteers - sandwiches, toast, cake. Well kept pathways...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Penllergare, Front Office Manager at Penllergare Valley Woods, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2019

Thank you very much for your lovely review, Brenda. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. If you would like to support The Penllergare Trust in our work in the woods, you can become a 'Friend of Penllergare'...More

Reviewed July 4, 2019

Really enjoy walking around the woods and seeing all the different trees and flowers growing. There's quite a few different paths you can take which is nice and keeps it interesting. Earlier this week however, out of the 6 dog walkers we passed, only one...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Penllergare, Front Office Manager at Penllergare Valley Woods, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2019

Thank you very much for your kind review. We do ask our dog-walking visitors to either keep their dog on a lead or under very close control at all times, and also that dogs are not allowed in the water both for their own safety...More

Reviewed July 4, 2019

This is an ongoing reconstruction of a landscaped gardens complete with a clear flowing river and lovely waterfalls. The paths are well kept and run up and down the valley. Possibly a problem if you have a mobility problem but otherwise a great place to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Penllergare, Front Office Manager at Penllergare Valley Woods, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2019

Thank you very much for your lovely review, Eric. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

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Trish G
April 29, 2019|
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Response from Penllergare | Property representative |
Hi Trish. There is a large, heated marquee on the terrace which dogs are welcome in. We also have free dog treats and water for our canine Coffee Shop customers.
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Michelle K
April 20, 2019|
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Response from Penllergare | Property representative |
Hi. It is approximately 1.5 miles if you walk along the Carriage Drive, which is mainly flat/gently sloping. Thank you.
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Tazzyfatbum
August 15, 2018|
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Response from Penllergare | Property representative |
Hi, We welcome dogs at Penllergare Valley Woods and they are also welcome on our Coffee Shop terrace where we have free dog treats and water bowls for our customers. We ask that dogs are kept on leads in the car park and... More
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