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Penllergare Valley Woods, Swansea
(4.7/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • Penllergare Valley Woods is a big area with a network of paths - from the carpark directions are clearly signposted but as we found, it's a good idea to bring a map. I was lucky enough to go there on ...  more »
  • My wife and I are keen walkers and this area offers a range of walks through wonderful woodland and riverside trails. Not too strenuous but always invigorating. Can get extremely muddy after rain so s...  more »
  • Just brought home a bag of PVW's new branded ground coffee and very nice it is too - good strong taste, smooth texture with just that little hint of bitterness that gives it its bite. And it helps a g...  more »
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  • Love these woods. Am here regular with the dogs. Staff in the coffee shop are friendly and always got time to chat with you.
  • Wonderful woodland walks aplenty in these woods. They are maintained by volunteers and are fantastic. Parking is £2 for the day.
  • What a wonderful place to walk. Lots to explore and a very natural feel to it. Cafe is run by some lovely people. Coffee is nice and the cakes are yummy. Nice place to walk the dog!
  • This is a review purely from my own and like minded peoples point of view. Last year five stars would have been awarded, sadly this year......... For the previous 3 years I have visited the woods on an almost daily basis during the spring and summer months, to walk my dog and enjoy the surroundings. It has been both interesting and rewarding over this time to observe the work that has been carried out towards restoring the area and the many enjoyable chats that have been had with the volunteers working there and the numerous fellow dog owners that I have met and struck up casual friendships with. I was somewhat disappointed today on my first visit of 2016 to find a notice stating that dogs must now be kept on a lead, are not to go in the water anywhere on the site and that one must now stick to the surfaced paths. I can understand owners being asked to keep their dogs under control but a responsible owner can do this without having to keep the dog on a lead. I can understand that dogs should maybe not go into sensitive areas of the waters but surely there could be some designated areas where a dog could cool off. I note that there is no restriction mentioned about the large numbers of children who have fun in the water, often in the dangerous areas around the waterfall. And we can no longer enjoy a walk over the top from the cafe to Cadle and back along the river. If these new restrictions are to be enforced there's not really much point in myself and the numerous other regular dog walkers who have used the area, and must have made up a good percentage of the regular visitors, in coming back. Thankfully there are other more dog friendly places to walk in the surrounding areas and a little further afield which also have the advantage of cheaper if not free parking.
  • Good woodland park, with maintained areas. Cafe and car park available.