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Penllergare Valley Woods

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A walk in the woods

A very pleasant walk along a river with a small waterfall. A cafe is available at the entrance for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
arncls
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Oasis just by Junction 47

Visit here instead of the services iyou are travelling in the daytime. The cafe is small, run by... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Diane M
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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On the northern fringe of the city of Swansea, and within sight of the M4 motorway, lies the estate of Penllergare Valley Woods. Here, deep in the valley, away from the noise and fumes of the passing traffic and encroaching development, you'll find...more
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All reviews coffee shop cakes run by volunteers lovely walk car park former glory dog walking lovely little cafe different routes dog mess wild flowers easy parking beautiful scenery stepping stones few hours plenty of parking sunny day
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A very pleasant walk along a river with a small waterfall. A cafe is available at the entrance for snacks and drinks. A great place for children able to swim to play in the waterMore

Thank arncls
Penllergare, Front Office Manager at Penllergare Valley Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your nice review. We would just like to point-out though that we don't allow swimming or paddling in the water, both for your own safety and to protect the natural habitat of the lakes and river. Penllergare Valley Woods is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit here instead of the services iyou are travelling in the daytime. The cafe is small, run by volunteers but offer snacks drinks and lovely cakes. A walk in the woods will refresh you even more. And all goes to charity to keep this historic...More

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Penllergare, Front Office Manager at Penllergare Valley Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review, Diane. We are glad you enjoy visiting us and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

A great place to explore, the waterfall is particularly beautiful. A friendly volunteer run café and only £2 for a whole days parking. A fantastic day out.

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Penllergare, Front Office Manager at Penllergare Valley Woods, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review, Andrew. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Had a really enjoyable walk with friend and two dogs this morning. Autumn colours beginning to show and very pleasant walk. Cafe has very friendly and helpful staff and the carrot cake is to die for!! Highly recommended

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Penllergare, Front Office Manager at Penllergare Valley Woods, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Thank you very much for your lovley review, Sara. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Our Coffee Shop is mostly staffed by volunteers to help us to raise funds to keep the woods accessible for everyone. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed September 21, 2018

Penllergare woods is a must to visit. I take my dog for a walk most days through the woods and when you happen upon the many volunteers there they are so helpful and informative about the surroundings. There is a wonderful coffee shop which serves...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2018

love walking the dogs in this woodland. be careful of weak or falling trees as there seemed to be a few last winter when we had bad weather.More

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Penllergare, Front Office Manager at Penllergare Valley Woods, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Thank you for your review Julie. Our Estate Team are always checking for falling trees and will make them safe once they are aware of them, but we are a very small team to cover 260 acres of woodland, so we rely on our visitors...More

Reviewed September 16, 2018

We are regular visitors here and my wife was a volunteer in the cafe, there are many different walks including wheelchairs ones, and if it rains the paths are still ok to walk on. The scenery is spectacular with a river running right through the...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I with our two young children visited today. I had come across this place on Facebook and we finally got around to going, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Beautiful scenery, and walks with so many different routes to take. We kept to...More

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Penllergare, Front Office Manager at Penllergare Valley Woods, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your first visit and hope to see you again soon. Did you know that the woods are managed by a small charity, and our Coffee Shop is mainly staffed by volunteers? All...More

Reviewed August 29, 2018

A tranquil relaxing place to walk or sit and have a picnic. Ideal for walking dogs. There is a café where dogs can sit outside and dog drinking bowls are available. Beverages and soft drinks also cakes and biscuits reasonable priced. The café is run...More

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Penllergare, Front Office Manager at Penllergare Valley Woods, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We are a small charity and all the proceeds from our Coffee Shop and car park go towards helping us to continue to care for the woods, wildlife and history of...More

Reviewed August 18, 2018

A lovely wooded walk along the river. Very tranquil and such a great place to walk the dog or nature photography.More

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Penllergare, Front Office Manager at Penllergare Valley Woods, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review, David. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Most of the work here is undertaken by our dedicated team of volunteers and all the proceeds from our Coffee Shop and car park...More

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Tazzyfatbum
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Response from Penllergare | Property representative |
Hi, We welcome dogs at Penllergare Valley Woods and they are also welcome on our Coffee Shop terrace where we have free dog treats and water bowls for our customers. We ask that dogs are kept on leads in the car park and... More
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