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Mynydd Garn Goch

This is a 182 hectare site on the edge of the industrial estate in Penllergaer. Gowerton Road (A484), Swansea Road (B4620) and Hospital Road cross the site.

The site consists of important wildlife habitats including molinia grassland, marshy grassland, scrub, bracken, neutral grassland, acid grassland, lichen/bryophyte heath and ponds.


Many important wildlife species including have been spotted at the site:

Birds: skylark, song thrush, linnet, reed bunting, bullfinch, barn owl, fieldfare, redwing and snipe

Plants: broom, common gorse, western gorse, heath spotted orchid and southern marsh orchid.


  • Nearest facilities in Penllergaer


  • Site of Interest for Nature Conservation (SINC)

Access information

Either side of A484 and north of A4240, Penllergaer
Grid Reference SS610980
OS Explorer Map 165 Swansea

The common is open access land and there is one footpath crossing the site.

No on site parking. Nearest parking opportunities in Penllergaer.

Nearest bus stop at east end of Penllergaer Industrial Estate.

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