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Penllergare Woods

Penllergare Valley Woods is a community woodland managed by local charity, The Penllergare Trust.

It’s a real success story; a South Wales landscape garden that’s been slumbering under overgrown trees and shrubs for nearly 100 years is being gently woken by local volunteers. It’s a vast site with 12 square miles of woodland and over 7 miles of footpaths.
The steep sided valley of the Afon Llan provided the inspiration for what became one of the most romantic landscapes in Wales. Our Woodland Classroom sits under the trees, complete with log seating and central fireplace. We also have use of the nearby Woodland Centre, an enclosed training room with proper toilets and basic kitchen facility.
Here at Penllergare, we regularly run Holiday Club events for kids, including our popular Wildcraft Adventure days. With so much space to explore, it’s also a great venue for visiting school groups and birthday parties.

If you’re dropping off your loved ones for an event or workshop with us then you can always stay awhile to explore the woodland footpaths and historical gardens, or perhaps visit the on-site coffee shop. For more information on everything this stunning property has to offer visitors, just click through to their website HERE. Seperate car parking charges apply.


Address: Penllergare Valley Woods, Swansea, SA4 9GS

Penllergare Valley Woods lies less then 5 minutes from Junction 47 M4 and is signposted from the roundabout and A48.

Arriving by Car: Our main entrance is just off the A48 Eastbound from J47 and is the first right just after you have turned off the roundabout. Please note that some older Sat Navs don’t recognise our postcode SA4 9GS, but should reach us using SA4 9GJ.

Arriving by Bus: Unfortunately public transport does not stop directly at Penllergare Valley Woods, and you will have an approx. 10 minute walk from the bus stop. Service 141 stops at the Penllergaer Council Offices or Lezzets Café on the A48 by request. Service P1 and Service X13 stop at Parc Penllergaer and Penllergaer village.

For up-to-date travel information contact Traveline Cymru at or ring 0871 200 22 33.

Follow this link for a walking route from the bus stop

Upcoming Events at  Penllergare Valley Woods

We host a regular programme of courses and events for old and young alike at Penllergare Valley Woods. Below you can see what’s coming up at this great venue.

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