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Autumn is always a beautiful season in Penllergare Valley Woods. This year, the wet weather resulted in muted colours as the leaves on the trees turned, but there have been some stunning yellows and golds as November progressed. The muddy tracks and paths and heavy vehicle movements of October were replaced by drier conditions underfoot with a carpet of colourful leaves and needles everywhere – the woods really are a magical place at this time of the year. It’s lovely to see so many people enjoying the wet, muddy and wild conditions in Penllergare Valley Woods. It’s a great place to get outdoors, in all weather for all ages, and to follow the development of the restoration project!
Well, we most certainly have had a busy month keeping on top of the major physical works and getting the new visitor centre and car park ready for opening. It’s fantastic to visibly see the hard work of volunteers coming to fruition. There are exciting developments everyday. Well done and thank you so much to everyone involved!
Meet Peter Bench – with his corgi pup Candy in the back garden of 20 Llewellyn Road, Penllergaer around 1957 – now living in Nottinghamshire. This week Peter got in touch to share some memories as well as photos taken by his father Edgar Bench of the Big House at Penllergare. (more…)
Volunteer Researchers involved in the restoration project at Penllergare Valley Woods met on Monday to discuss the replanting of the rock work and terrace gardens above the Upper Lake. We had a range of contributors from local gardeners to historians.