On the northern fringe of the city of Swansea, and within sight of the M4 motorway, lies Penllergare Valley Woods. Here, deep in the valley, away from the noise and fumes of the passing traffic and encroaching development, you’ll find the overgrown but still discernable remnants of an important historic picturesque landscape.
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.
This blog is dedicated to the progress of the restoration project and the hard work of the Trustees, staff, volunteers, Friends, visitors and supporters that are making this project a reality. It also provides details on how you can join us by helping us to restore and look after Valley Woods.
To find out more about the Penllergare Trust and the history of the Penllergare estate, please visit the Trust’s website: www.penllergare.org
We hope to see you soon!
The Penllergare Trust