We are delighted to announce that the new car park and refreshment area in Penllergare Valley Woods has opened today (Friday 20th September). This new, much anticipated facility will be open every day, for the time being, from 10am to 4pm. The opening of the refreshment area will be followed shortly by an information / exhibition display in the upper level of the new visitor centre.
Run by local volunteers, visitors will receive a warm welcome and will be able to enjoy a cup of tea and fantastic coffee on the open terrace overlooking the upper terraces of the former Dillwyn Llewelyn landscape garden, with glimpses of the upper lake, currently undergoing restoration. Light refreshments will also be served.
The pay and display car park will initially be open from 9am until 5pm. Receipts from the car park will be ploughed back into the management and maintenance of Valley Woods to ensure it remains the much loved and valued local amenity that it has become in recent years, thanks to the Penllergare Trust and all its supporters.
Whilst there is still work in progress on the surrounding landscape restoration, and there are some visitor restrictions there are several new, accessible paths from the car park with some really good viewing points over the lake restoration project in the valley bottom. A visit is highly recommended! The car park and visitor centre can be found off the entrance drive to the Swansea City Council offices at Penllergaer close to J47 of the M4 motorway on the Llangyfelach A48 main road.
This new facility has been made possible through the dedicated support of local volunteers, the Heritage Lottery Fund, through its Parks for People programme and is also part of the ‘One Historic Garden Project’ that links heritage, gardens and opportunities across South Wales, part-funded by the EU Convergence European Regional Development Fund through ‘Visit Wales’ and the Welsh Government.
For further information, you can either visit us, email email@example.com or call 01792 344224.
We look forward to welcoming you!