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Environmental events - July

Oxwich Bay with signpost.

Sat 2 to Sun 10 July - Wales Nature Week

Various times and locations.

An annual celebration of Wales' magnificent wildlife since 2002 with a host of local, national and online events which highlight different habitats - woodlands, wetlands, meadows, peatlands, marine and coastal, and urban habitats and the myriad of species we can encounter.

For details of events and activities that you can join in visit www.biodiversitywales.org.uk/Wales-Nature-Week

 

Sat 2 July - Nature Art at Bishop's Wood

10.00am - 12 noon, Bishop's Wood Countryside Centre, Caswell, Gower SA3 1LS 

A morning of discovery and creativity using what nature provides. Wear old clothes, aimed for all ages. Please book in advance by email.

Contact: Karen Jones, Bishop's Wood Countryside Centre, Karen.Jones@swansea.gov.uk

 

Sat 2 July - Babell Graveyard Volunteer Morning

10.00am - 12 noon, at the graveyard entrance by 119 Middle Road, Cwmbwrla, Swansea SA5 8HQ

Help create a space for nature and people in the heart of Cwmbwrla at this much-neglected graveyard. Get some fresh air and great exercise, meet new people, find out more about the local history and the nature on your doorstep. Tasks include cutting and digging up brambles, litter picking and developing a garden area. Tools and gloves are provided but wear old clothes and sensible shoes and perhaps bring a drink and a biscuit for a break.

Contact: Jo Mullett, knotweedcontrol@gmail.com

 

Sat 2 July - Discover Oxwich National Nature Reserve

10.00am - 1.00pm, beach end of the car park (next to Beach House restaurant) Oxwich, Gower SA3 1LS 

Reserve warden Nick Edwards will lead the walk around the dunes, across boardwalks to see wildfowl, a host of dragonflies and perhaps even an otter before investigating the adder bank to see snakes then journey through the dunes and back along the beach. If using the National Trust car park near the beach, you will have to pay at the entrance.

Please wear clothing appropriate for the weather and waterproof footwear, children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You might want to bring your own drinks and snacks or alternatively buy them at the stalls on the beach.

Please book a place for each person attending using the Eventbrite link - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/discover-oxwich-national-nature-reserve-tickets-324324803217

Contact: Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales Swansea group, SwanseaWTGroup@outlook.com 

 

Sat 2 July - Penmaen and the Coast Path Walk

11.00am, National Trust Car Park, Penmaen, Gower SA3 2HQ

6-mile, varied walk which will include a section of the coastal path, an exploration of Nicholaston Woods and a route along the lower reaches of Cefn Bryn. Weather permitting, there should be some excellent views. There are one or two steep climbs. Dogs must remain on short leads. 

Contact: Morag Eddyshaw, Swansea Ramblers, 07751 444535

 

Sun 3 July - Rosehill Quarry Volunteer Session

11.00am - 1.00pm, Rosehill Quarry, Mount Pleasant, Swansea

Regular work session: litter pick, maintenance and other general tasks. Come and explore a hidden gem close to Swansea city centre. Tea and coffee provided if weather suitable.

Contact: Rosemary on 07966 581243 or Viv on 07917 569263

 

Tue 5 July (and every Tuesday/Thursday) - Swansea Community Farm Volunteer Session

10.00am - 4.00pm, Swansea Community Farm, 2 Pontardulais Rd, Fforestfach, Swansea SA5 4BA

Opportunities to learn new things, connect with people, get active, take notice and give back to your community at Wales' only city farm - these are all things science says will make you feel better! Whether it's feeding and mucking out the animals, organic gardening, taking part in nature and conservation tasks, building and construction or site maintenance, we have something for everyone looking for to get outdoors and learn new skills.

Contact: Katharine, Swansea Community Farm, 07784 810139

 

Wed 6 July (and every Wednesday morning) - BikeAbility Wales Companion Ride

10.00am - 12 noon, Dunvant Rugby Club, Killay, Swansea SA2 7RU

Want to ride in a group for fun and friendship? Join us for our supported companion rides run every Wednesday from our Dunvant site. An easy adult supported ride with all abilities welcome. £3 per person.

Contact: BikeAbility Wales, 07584 044284 or info@bikeabilitywales.org.uk 

 

Wed 6 July - Beautiful Bugs and Magical Minibeasts

4.00pm - 5.00pm, Bishop's Wood Countryside Centre, Caswell, Gower SA3 1LS 

Discover the magical world of bugs at Bishop's Wood. Where do they live? Who eats who in the undergrowth. Why are they so important? Lots of interesting facts on these incredible creatures. Please book in advance by email.

Contact: Karen Jones, Bishop's Wood Countryside Centre, Karen.Jones@swansea.gov.uk

 

Thu 14 July - Mumbles and Langland Evening Walk

7.00pm, Forte's Café, Plunch Lane, Mumbles SA3 4JT

A pleasant, 3-4 mile evening walk along the coast path and cliffs to Langland and back. Afterwards head for refreshments in The Pilot. Dogs must remain on short leads. 

Contact: Christine Rees, Swansea Ramblers, 01792 403547 or 07967 716568

 

Sat 16 July - Reptiles and Wildflowers with Gower Society Youth

9.30am - 11.30am, Nitten Field, Middleton, Gower SA3 1PJ

Join Gower Society Youth to explore the amazing wildlife sanctuary at Nitten Field. We are meeting early so we can spot the reptiles and then see the wildflowers in this unique location.

Contact: Dawn Thomas, Gower Society Youth, 01792 392919 / dawn.thomas@reynoldston.com

 

Thu 21 July - Loughor Evening Walk

6.30pm, foreshore car park, Gwynfe Road, Loughor SA4 6TE

An easy 4-mile walk of about 2 hours, starting at the foreshore, then a stroll along the estuary then around Loughor, taking in several points of historical and religious interest. Finally, a walk across Loughor Bridge before returning to the start. Dogs must remain on short leads.

Contact: Helen Sharp and Pam Heneberry, Swansea Ramblers, 07557 350846

 

Sat 23 July - Bishopston Valley Stroll

11.00am, Pyle Corner, Bishopston SA3 3HA

A 4-mile, easy walk: From a Chantry to a Murder Scene. Walk down the historic Bishopston Valley to Pwll Du and along the coast to Brandy Cove. Park on street on Brandy Cove Road. 

Contact: John France, Swansea Ramblers, 01792 547439 or 07719 829106

 

Tue 26 July - Beach Sculpture Festival 2022 (Caswell)

10.00am - 4.00pm, Caswell Beach, Gower

Annual Sculpture Festival, now in its 18th year with free environmental art workshops. Help a team of artists create a display of temporary beach sculptures that inspire, inform and educate. Free drop-in workshops, all ages and abilities welcome. Learn new art skills and techniques. Please bring your own buckets and spades, and don't forget hats and sunscreen.

Visit www.artandeducationbythesea.co.uk for festival updates.

Contact: Sara Holden, Sculpture by the Sea UK, 01792 367571

 

Tue 26 July - Tots on Tyres with BikeAbility Wales

11.30am - 12.30pm, BikeAbility Wales, Dunvant Rugby Club, Killay, Swansea SA2 7RU

Tots and toddlers come and play with us. We have scooters, trikes, balance bikes and many more. Join us for fun and games, start them young and have some fun. £6 per child.

Contact: BikeAbility Wales, 07584 044284 or info@bikeabilitywales.org.uk 

 

Tue 26 July - Cycle Skills with BikeAbility Wales

2.00pm - 3.00pm, BikeAbility Wales, Dunvant Rugby Club, Killay, Swansea SA2 7RU

Cycling games, basic cycle maintenance and cycle skills training in preparation for National Standards Level 1. £10 per child.

Contact: BikeAbility Wales, 07584 044284 or info@bikeabilitywales.org.uk 

 

Wed 27 July - Beach Sculpture Festival 2022 (Oxwich)

10.00am - 4.00pm, Oxwich Beach, Gower

Annual Sculpture Festival, now in its 18th year with free environmental art workshops. Help a team of artists create a display of temporary beach sculptures that inspire, inform and educate. Free drop-in workshops, all ages and abilities welcome. Learn new art skills and techniques. Please bring your own buckets and spades, and don't forget hats and sunscreen.

Visit www.artandeducationbythesea.co.uk for festival updates.

Contact: Sara Holden, Sculpture by the Sea UK, 01792 367571

 

Wed 27 July - Road Safety Cycle Training: Level 1

1.00pm - 3.00pm, BikeAbility Wales, Dunvant Rugby Club, Killay, Swansea SA2 7RU

National Standards Road Safety Level 1 for children aged 8yrs upwards. Training takes place in a traffic-free environment at our venue and helps you to learn to control your bike. Trainees must be able to ride a bike. £20 per person. Booking essential.

Contact: BikeAbility Wales, 07584 044284 or info@bikeabilitywales.org.uk 

 

Thu 28 July - Road Safety Cycle Training: Level 2

10.00am - 2.30pm, BikeAbility Wales, Dunvant Rugby Club, Killay, Swansea SA2 7RU

National Standards Road Safety Level 2 for ages 10 yrs upwards. Training takes place on quieter residential roads and gives you a real cycling experience so you can deal with traffic on short journeys such as cycling to school or work. Trainees must have passed Level 1 training. £30 per person. Booking essential.

Contact: BikeAbility Wales, 07584 044284 or info@bikeabilitywales.org.uk 

 

Thu 28 July - Beach Sculpture Festival 2022 (Port Eynon)

10.00am - 4.00pm, Port Eynon Beach, Gower

Annual Sculpture Festival, now in its 18th year with free environmental art workshops. Help a team of artists create a display of temporary beach sculptures that inspire, inform and educate. Free drop-in workshops, all ages and abilities welcome. Learn new art skills and techniques. Please bring your own buckets and spades, and don't forget hats and sunscreen.

Visit www.artandeducationbythesea.co.uk for festival updates.

Contact: Sara Holden, Sculpture by the Sea UK, 01792 367571

 

Fri 29 July - Beach Sculpture Festival 2022 (Bracelet Bay)

10.00am - 4.00pm, Bracelet Bay Beach, Mumbles

Annual Sculpture Festival, now in its 18th year with free environmental art workshops. Help a team of artists create a display of temporary beach sculptures that inspire, inform and educate. Free drop-in workshops, all ages and abilities welcome. Learn new art skills and techniques. Please bring your own buckets and spades, and don't forget hats and sunscreen.

Visit www.artandeducationbythesea.co.uk for festival updates.

Contact: Sara Holden, Sculpture by the Sea UK, 01792 367571

 

Sat 30 July - Beach Sculpture Festival 2022 (Blackpill)

10.00am - 4.00pm, beach by Lido, Blackpill, Swansea

Annual Sculpture Festival, now in its 18th year with free environmental art workshops. Help a team of artists create a display of temporary beach sculptures that inspire, inform and educate. Free drop-in workshops, all ages and abilities welcome. Learn new art skills and techniques. Please bring your own buckets and spades, and don't forget hats and sunscreen.

Visit www.artandeducationbythesea.co.uk for festival updates.

Contact: Sara Holden, Sculpture by the Sea UK, 01792 367571

 

Sun 31 July - Gower Show

9.00am - 5.00pm, Penrice Castle Park, Reynoldston, Gower SA3 1LA

Fun and entertaining for all the family, with so much to see and do. The Gower Show aims to be a very traditional agricultural show, a chance for local farmers to get together and bring along examples of their best stock, and it is a reminder of how very important farming is to our area. There are plenty of opportunities to see and buy a variety of traditional crafts, along with the very popular food tents with plenty of samples to taste too.

The show has something for the whole family so if you enjoy the countryside come and join us for a really great day out. We are delighted to be back after two years absence with a bigger and better show and the Directors look forward to welcoming our exhibitors and visitors.

Contact: 07470 494 806 or gowershow@live.co.uk

 


 

This listing has been produced by Swansea Council's Nature Conservation Team with funding from the Welsh Government Local Nature Partnership grant. Please note that information on events run by other organisations is published in good faith and Swansea Council cannot be held responsible for inaccuracies.

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