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West Glamorgan Countryside

Neath, Port Talbot, Swansea
Discover the countryside of West Glamorgan on your doorstep or on holiday


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Parks and green spaces
Comprehensive information from Swansea Council including a green spaces search and reserves A-Z.

Outdoor activities
More from Swansea Council with walking, cycling, geocaching and more...

Gorgeous Green Spaces
Parks, Gardens and Woods at Visit Swansea Bay.

West Glamorgan Local Group - RSPB
A great way to meet friendly, like-minded people in your area...

Swansea Ramblers
If you like to walk and also enjoy socialising with others...

West Glamorgan and the Gower
Information on the 25 local Nature Reserves maintained by the Wildlife Trust.

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CoolStays in Glamorgan

Secret woodland cabins, boutique shepherd's huts and a contemporary bunkhouse. With nature on your doorstep and truly unique accommodation enjoy a holiday to remember.

Rural Retreats in The Vale of Glamorgan

Peaceful and tranquil self-catering holiday cottages in the heart of the countryside and near the coast, some closer than others with a couple of cottages on the Nash Point Lighthouse site.

Latest News

  • Paul wins a Lantra Award!

    Well Done Paul! Last month, Lantra (Sector Skills Council for land-based and environmental industries) announced their Land-based learner of the Year Awards 2018. The ceremony took place at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair with the

  • Firebreaks and Coastal Heath

    Early in the scorching hot summer of 2018 about 9 hectares (or half of the entire reserve) of Longhole Cliff, one of our South Gower Coast nature reserves, went up in flames. Later in the

  • Gelli Hir – A Woodland Haven for Wildlife & the Community: Transition into Spring

    Last time I wrote about this project funded by Enovert Community Trust (formerly Cory Environmental Trust in Britain) we had just spent a very wet early January upgrading one of the footpaths making the reserve

  • Grazing Returns to the South Gower Coast

    Our Overton Mere Nature Reserve on the South Gower Coast, is a very special place. The reserve is of national importance for the assemblage of calcareous grassland plants it supports, such as Spring Squill, Autumn

  • Wonderful Winter Walks on Gower

    Chances are, if you live on Gower, you’ll know all about the amazing wild places the peninsula has to offer, from wild coastal beaches to ancient bluebell woodlands. But did you know that lots of

  • Melin Cwrt Waterfall’s New Interpretation

    The local communities of Clyne and Melincourt in the Neath Valley have had a welcome addition to the area in the form of new specially designed artistic interpretation panels to show off the Melincourt Falls

  • WTSWW’s First Promotional Videos

    Thanks to a grant from Visit Wales, June 2016 will see the launch of The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales’ very first promotional videos. Throughout the month we will be launching four different

  • West Glamorgan Reserves News

    The winter season as usual has been busy with habitat management. Some of the work has been supported by the Welsh Government’s Glastir Woodland Management scheme and the WREN funded West Glamorgan Wild Woodlands project

  • We’re Singing in the Rain!

    Earlier this year, the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales were engaged by Natural Resources Wales to create a Sustainable Drainage Scheme (SuDS) in the heart of Swansea. SuDS mimic the countryside in our towns

  • Rain Gardens for People and Wildlife in Swansea

    Rain gardens are being planted at the heart of a city community to reduce the risk of flooding and improve habitat for wildlife. The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales has teamed up with

  • Horses for Courses in Woodlands

    Woodland management is a huge part of our job at the Wildlife Trust. Well managed woodlands are havens for biodiversity and can even be a source of income for the Trust, for example, at Gelli

  • Working for Wildflowers at White Rock

    White Rock is a wonderful place to discover, right in the heart of Copperopolis in Swansea. It is the site of one of the oldest Copper Works in Swansea, established in 1736, and was one

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