GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Penllergare Valley Woods

1 miles (2 km)

Penllergare Valley Woods in Swansea is a wonderful place for walkers with miles of woodland trails, lakes, and beautiful waterfalls. Once the estate of botanistandpioneer photographerJohn Dillwyn Llewelyn, the woods have recently been restored by the Penllergare Trust. It's an enchanting place with terraces, waterfalls and cascades and the beautiful stone arched Llewelyn Bridge. There's good walking paths taking you along the river, around the upper and lower lake and through woodland and parkland. There are also good facilities with car parking and a coffee shop.


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Penllergare Valley Woods OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Penllergare Valley Woods Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


There's a nice on site cafe with decking area and a good selection of snacks and cakes.

Dog Walking

As you'd imagine the woodland trails are ideal for dog walking. You will probably bump into other owners on your visit.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking in the area you could pick up the Swansea Canal Walk or visit the popular Clyne Valley Country Park, the famous Mumbles or the beautiful botanical gardens in Singleton Park.
Just to the north west there's the town of Pontarddulais where you can start a walk up to the viewpoint on Graig Fawr.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Waterfall in Penllergare Valley Wood - - 2219001

Waterfall in Penllergare Valley Wood

Afan Llan Waterfall at Valley wood , Penllergaer - - 982154

Afan Llan Waterfall at Valley wood. Taken during a spring morning, in the Penllergaer woods, which was once part of the Penllergare estate of John Dillwyn Llewelyn.

Observatory at former Penllergare Estate - - 1764608

Observatory at former Penllergare Estate. The observatory was built in 1851 by John Dillwyn Llewelyn. It was adjacent to the mansion house which has since been demolished and replaced by council offices.

Council Offices, Penllergare wood, Swansea - - 1764576

Council Offices. These offices were originally for Lliw Borough but became part of Swansea council at local government reorganisation. The offices are builit on the site of the original mansion house at Penllergare estate. The house was demolished in 1961.


GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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