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  • Bishopston Valley (near to Bishopston village), owned and managed by the National Trust, actually runs from Kittle in the north to Pwll Du Bay in the south.

  • In 1986 Blackpill beach was designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in recognition of its importance for local and migratory birds who stop over...

  • Bracelet Bay is home to the Coastguard Station and the Mumbles Lighthouse, with views across the Bristol Channel to Devon on a clear day.

  • Set in the urban area of north east Swansea, Bonymaen Park is a focal point to the local community. It has a number of facilities that will appeal to all age groups....

  • Mynydd Lliw is common land that is predominantly old spoil heaps which have vegetation regeneration.

  • An extremely popular urban park. As well as having some superb facilities, the park also has a unique outdoor classroom, the Discovery Centre.

  • Cadle Heath Local Nature Reserve is one of the best examples of urban heath in the country.

  • Situated in the heart of the Waun Wen with extensive views over the city it is no wonder why Bryn Y Don Park is much-loved by local residents.

  • This is a large area of common land (286 hectares) crossed by the B4436, with the development of West Cross and Mayals on the eastern boundary of Clyne Common and...

  • This recreational ground, situated north of the city, is located within a busy community housing area and provides children with an open space to run around.

  • Clyne Valley Country Park is the city's only country park. Within its 700 acres you will find a very varied landscape ranging from open and wooded hillsides, steep...

  • This big open park situated north of Swansea city centre is a great spot for stretching your legs and walking the dog.

  • There are mature trees around the perimeter of this grass area. There are 2 football pitches available to book, winter only (Sept - April inclusive), a small playground...

  • Cwmdonkin Park is a beautiful park situated in the heart of the city. The park has recently benefited from an extensive regeneration programme with funding from...

  • Managed for wildlife and people Cwmllwyd Wood lies on the southern slope of Cockett Valley about two miles from Swansea.

  • This area encompasses a community woodland, being developed under the North Gower Woodlands Project, and playing fields.

  • Adjacent to the attractive sands of Langland Bay are tennis courts, a seaside promenade, beach huts, pleasant shrub area and seating.

  • Knelston Marsh is an important area of high quality rush pasture surrounded by arable land and improved grassland.

  • This site is predominantly sports pitches. There are trees around the perimeter. There is open access to the site.

  • Situated at the western end of the Gower Peninsula, located between the small settlements of Llanmadoc and Cheriton to the northeast, and Llangennith to the southwest....

  • The reservoirs lie within an area of stunning mountain scenery that characterises the Mawr, north of Swansea.

  • Mawr/Swansea Uplands: including Cefn Drum, Graig Fawr, Goppa Hill, Pentwyn Mawr, Mynydd Pysgodlyn, Mynydd Y Gwair, Land northwest of Clydach, Banc Darren Fawr.

  • Mynydd Gelliwastad is a long narrow hill (79.4 hectares) providing lovely views of both sides of valley.

  • Parc Melyn Mynach, also known as Monks' Mill, is a landscape of historic interest, with features of industrial heritage, which over time has developed mature tree...

  • Set within walking distance from Loughor Castle, Parc Williams offers a great deal of facilities for a number of outdoor activities.

  • With two bowling greens and football pitch, Parc y Werin has a number of great facilities to engage and keep visitors of all ages active.

  • Penllergaer Forest, owned by the Forestry Commission Wales, is a relatively large area (approximately 193 hectares) of woodland, considered to be of considerable...

  • On the northern fringe of Swansea, and within sight of the M4 motorway, lies Penllergare Valley Woods.

  • At the tip of the Gower Peninsula is the sweeping bay of Rhossili. With the bones of a shipwreck and the tidal island of Worm's Head revealed at low tide, the best...

  • Shaw's Wood was a Victorian Tree Nursery and Market Garden (1870-1918) created by Yorkshiremen, brothers, John and William Shaw.

  • Ryers Down (owned by the National Trust) is a 68ha area of common land.

  • A must visit for families of all ages. Singleton Park has acres of simple, unadorned green space.

  • A small, formal, town mews park with mature trees and seating.

  • These are 5 small, separate pockets of common land in the Llanmorlais/Blue Anchor area.

  • A compact, beautiful urban park situated between the city centre and Mumbles.

  • The northern portion of the site is composed of a mosaic of bracken dominated scrub and marshy grassland.

  • Situated in the heart of Mumbles, this park is the perfect place for a family kick-about or relaxing walk with the dog.

  • Owned by the National Trust, Llanrhidian Marsh and Whiteford Burrows are outstanding both for their landscape beauty and for their wildlife.

  • A green and luscious park located along the banks of the River Tawe, Ynystawe has a variety of facilities for all ages.

  • Small town park with mature trees, benches, toilets and flower/shrub beds situated next to the main bus stop in Gorseinon.

  • Bishop's Wood Local Nature Reserve is comprised of 46 acres (19 hectares) of woodland and limestone grassland.

  • A small (14.6 hectares) secluded common with footpaths linking to Fairwood Common and Clyne Common. Situated adjacent to Barlands Common on the B4436.

  • A small city centre oasis in Waun Wen.

  • Cefn Bryn is a 5-mile long ridge of common land, known locally as the backbone of Gower. One of the main attractions of the Bryn is a large Neolithic monument called...

  • A pleasant park of mature trees and woodland which is immediately adjacent to a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation called Cockett Wheels and Park which...

  • Situated in the north of the county, this park includes a range of well-equipped facilities that will keep all the family occupied.

  • The site of the old brickworks and quarry is now a broadleaved woodland with a pond, meadow, heath, rocky outcrops and remains of buildings from the old brickworks....

  • This park offers a range of activities from the bowling green to the children's play area, the park provides a community with a place to meet and play.

  • A large open green space with excellent facilities for both younger and older children. Also, plenty of room to walk the dog and stretch your legs.

  • Hillside Wildlife Corridor is an extensive area (27 hectares) of natural open space, just one mile from Swansea City Centre.

  • Set within the Birchgrove area of Swansea, this park boasts a spacious recreational ground and children's play area, offering the young people of the area the facilities...

  • Jersey Park has a range of facilities to enjoy. This out-of-city park provides a valued service to the local community of St Thomas and Dan-y-Craig.

  • These cliffs stretch from the east of Langland Bay to Limeslade.

  • Llys Nini is owned by the Llys Nini branch of the Royal Society for the Protection of Animals (RSPCA), which is the base for an animal centre.

  • This small park, less than a hectare in size, features the stone remains of Loughor Castle.

  • This is a pleasant grassy area with plenty of trees, which as the name would suggest is adjacent to the Loughor Estuary.

  • Small urban park with mature trees, open grass areas, a playground, benches and bowling green managed by the local bowling club.

  • An excellent park with a diverse range of facilities which appeal to all ages, from feeding the ducks to skate jumps.

  • This common is 65 hectares in size and linked by a footpath to Gelli Hir Woods - a Wildlife Trust owned and managed site.

  • 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.

  • A fabulous community park based in the east of the city with a multi-use games area and a kick-about space.

  • Penlan slopes is surrounded by urban development of Penlan and Brynhyfryd and is predominately composed of dry heath/acid grassland mosaic with smaller areas dominated...

  • Comprising of a narrow strip of flat land on top of the cliffs and the slope down to the sea washed rocks, Pwll Du Local Nature Reserve supports a variety of important...

  • This interesting park has a number of features including a basketball court and concrete amphitheatre.

  • Primrose Park is a small leafy park in Llansamlet.

  • Sketty Park Woods encompasses a group of 5 small local woods in the Sketty area of Swansea, two of which are easily accessible.

  • This common is a mosaic of lowland heath and marshy grassland. Part of the site is mown grass with some sports pitches.

  • The Tennant Canal is 8 miles in length from Port Tennant, Swansea to its junction with the Neath Canal at Aberdulais and makes a very pleasant and tranquil walk...

  • Swansea Vale Nature Reserve is situated in Swansea Vale, a suburb in northeast Swansea.

  • Trallwn Marshy Grasslands is an area of approximately 23 hectares of semi-improved and improved grassland, conifer plantation (Trallwn Woods) and scrub surrounded...

  • These commons are a mosaic of damp acid grassland and drier heath. They are generally very quiet commons, off the beaten track, secluded by scrub and trees.

  • An urban park with woodland and a cricket pitch on the outskirts of Clydach.

  • These two sites, Ashlands and Bandfield are adjacent to each other. There are football pitches and playing fields.

  • An urban park situated in the heart of Blaenymaes. It offers great family activities for both younger and older children.

  • This is an extensive area of coastal sand dunes supporting many protected wildlife species. It is adjacent to Llangennith Beach and Llangennith Moors. The latter...

  • Clyne Gardens contains varied National Collections of plants set in beautiful parkland. Internationally famous for its superb collections of Rhododendrons, Pieris...

  • Situated in the north east of the county, the park includes a variety of high quality facilities. With a superb range of sports facilities as well as beautiful...

  • Crymlyn Quarry Wood is a small broadleaved woodland and meadow area.

  • The Elba Woodlands are a small area of natural trees that have evolved in a corner of the Elba Playing field site.

  • This activities park has a huge number of courts, pitches and facilities for a number of outdoor sports.

  • Fendrod Lake occupies an area of 13 acres in the heart of the Swansea Enterprise Park.

  • Hardings Down (owned by Llangennith Manors) is an open heathland hill site covering approximately 65 hectares. It was largely inaccessible until recently due to...

  • A mix of broadleaved woodland and plantation remaining from the clearance of the original valley woodland a few decades ago to construct the adjoining housing site...

  • Kilvey Hill, a large (3 km2­) prominent site on the east side of Swansea, is a community woodland managed by Kilvey Community Woodland Volunteers, Forest Enterprise...

  • Killay Marsh covers covers 21.3 acres (8.62 hectares) and comprises of a mosaic of habitats and has some superb examples of many threatened and protected wetland...

  • Site dissected by major roads just north of Junction 46 of M4 and adjacent to the Park and Ride car park.

  • In contrast to the designed landscape of the neighbouring Morriston Park, this is a large area of open grassland (currently grazed by ponies) with a boggy area...

  • Millwood is a 126-hectare woodland that is predominately broadleaf.

  • This small activities park is located next to the community and family centres within this area of Swansea.

  • The 23 hectares of Mumbles Hill was declared a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) in 1991 to protect the site for both wildlife and people.

  • Mynydd Bach Common is on the urban fringe north of Mynydd Bach School (Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Tirdeunaw), two cemeteries, housing and farmland.

  • Mynydd Cadle Common is located on the urban fringe of Penderry.

  • This is a 34 hectare area of common land, bisected by a railway, containing a range of habitats and is of particular importance due to its location on the urban...

  • This area encompasses Peel Wood, the cemetery including woodland burial site and the castle grounds.

  • This is an area of common land covering 35 hectares of cliff side, situated between Langland Bay and Caswell Bay.

  • Park Wood is a popular woodland (164 hectares in area) situated within the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

  • Pengwern and Fairwood are two large areas of adjacent common land (total of 157 hectares and 462 hectares respectively) consisting of wet heathy grassland, marshy...

  • Pennard Cliffs (predominantly owned by the National Trust) are a rugged and wildly beautiful stretch of coast on South Gower, with the much photographed Three Cliffs...

  • Penmaen Burrows has a number of important archaeological remains and its position between Three Cliffs Bay and Oxwich Bay makes it a very scenic walk.

  • This park is located towards the north of the county in the village of Pontlliw.

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