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Environmental events - September

Herbaceous border in Singleton Botanical Gardens

Various days - Gower Flax

Lower Hardingsdown Farm, Llangennith, Gower, Swansea SA3 1HT. 

We invite you to help with harvesting or rippling flax (removing seed heads) - come for an hour, or come for more...bring the family, a picnic and enjoy the serenity of the field!

More dates will be released soon - keep in touch on facebook.com/gowerflax

 

Friday 2nd September - Bracelet Bay Seashore Safari

2.45pm, Bracelet Bay, Mumbles

Join local marine biologist and author, Judith Oakley, for a free marine wildlife educational event.

Children (aged 3+) must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Events last approx. 2hrs. Car park charges may apply. No nets or dogs allowed but bring your own bucket. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear with good grip, for walking on rocks. Booking essential as numbers are restricted. Full details on the Oakley Intertidal Facebook page.

Contact: Judith Oakley, Oakley Intertidal, 07879 837817 or judethemermaid@hotmail.com

 

Saturday 3rd to Sunday 11th September - Gower Walking Festival

Various times and locations.

The annual celebration of Gower returns and invites everyone to enjoy its unique landscape and a rich heritage. For 9 days in September, we will have a fantastic programme of walks to suit different ages and abilities. The walks are available to book on the website gowerwalkingfestival.uk but places are limited.

Contact: info@gowerwalkingfestival.uk or 07340 672963

 

Saturday 3rd September -Babell Graveyard Volunteer Morning

10.00am-12noon, 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

 

Saturday 3rd September - Rhossili Walk with Swansea Ramblers

11.00am, National Trust car park, Rhossili, Gower SA3 1PR

A 6-mile, moderate walk along the beach to Llangennith then back over the top of Rhossili Down. Optional refreshments afterwards at the Worms Head Hotel. Dogs remain on short leads. Car park charge for non-NT members.

Contact: Helen Brice, Swansea Ramblers, 07779 060515

 

Sunday 4th September - 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

 

Sunday 4th September - Family Fun Day at Llys Nini

11.00am-4.00pm, Llys Nini Animal Centre, Penllergaer, Swansea SA4 9WB

Head for Llys Nini for a day full of fun including bird box making stall, wildflower seed stand and the dog of the year show. Free admission but £5 parking charge. N.B. this events was postponed from 17th July.

Contact: Debbie Davies, Llys Nini Animal Centre, 01792 892293 or debbie@rspca-llysnini.org.uk

 

Tuesday 6th September (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

 

Wednesday 7th September (and every Wednesday morning) - BikeAbility Wales Companion Ride

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

Want to ride in a group for fun and Fridayendship? 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

 

Wednesday 7th to Friday 9th September - Willow Sculpture Making at Llys Nini

11.00am-3.00pm, Llys Nini Animal Centre, Penllergaer, Swansea SA4 9WB

Join experts from Out to Learn Willow and learn new skills making a large willow sculpture in the woodlands at Llys Nini. Free but please call to book a place.

Contact: Debbie Davies, Llys Nini Animal Centre, 01792 892293 or debbie@rspca-llysnini.org.uk

 

Thursday 8th September- Invasive Non-native Species: Attack of the Aliens

10.00am-1.00pm, just inside the Gower Road entrance of Singleton Park for prompt 10.00am start

Join us for a gentle stroll around Swansea's Singleton Park to see many problematic alien, exotic and invasive non-native species (INNS). INNS are one of the biggest threats to biodiversity globally with significant impact on the wider environment, society and costing the world economy an estimated 5% of annual production.

Contact: Jo Mullett, knotweedcontrol@gmail.com

 

Saturday 10th September -Mumbles Market

9.00am-1.00pm, Dairy Car Park, Mumbles, SA3 4BX

Monthly local produce market that is contributing to a more sustainable Swansea by supporting local producers and lowering food miles. For further information and updates go to www.uplandsmarket.com

Contact: info@uplandsmarket.com  

 

Saturday 10th September - Whiteford Point Walk with Swansea Ramblers

11.00am, Cwm Ivy car park, Llanmadoc, Gower SA3 1DJ

A 5-mile, moderate walk from Cwm Ivy, following the coast path round to Whiteford Point, passing through woodland and along the edge of the marsh (sometimes muddy). There should be good views across the estuary. We will then follow the path round and along the beach before returning to our starting point. A nice flat walk, with just a little ascent to the car park at the end. Afterwards, we should be able to go to the Cwm Ivy café and enjoy their delicious cake. Dogs remain on short leads. Honesty box for parking.

Contact: Morag Eddyshaw, Swansea Ramblers, 07751 444535

 

Saturday 10th to 11th September - Gower Society Youth Camp

12noon, Moorlakes Wood Scout Centre, near Swansea airport, Fairwood Common, Gower SA4 3PQ

DETAILS Join Gower Society Youth and learn how to set up a tent, cook on an open fire, camp craft and fun and games outdoors with other families. Camping costs £4 per person, booking required. Open to all who wish to camp with their families. Booking essential on Eventbrite.

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

 

Sunday 11th September -Marina Market

10.00am-3.00pm, Dylan Thomas Square, Marina, Swansea

Monthly local produce market that is contributing to a more sustainable Swansea by supporting local producers and lowering food miles. For further information and updates go to www.uplandsmarket.com

Contact: info@uplandsmarket.com

 

Saturday 17th September - BikeAbility Wales Inclusive Sponsored Ride to the Mumbles

10.00am-12.30pm, Dunvant Rugby Club, Killay, Swansea SA2 7RU

Raising Money for BikeAbility Wales join us on this journey through the beautiful Clyne Valley on the cycle route along the old Mumble tramway. Stop for refreshments at Ripples café then back to our site. All abilities welcome.

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

 

Saturday 17th September - BikeAbility Sponsored Ride to Burry Port

10.00am-5.00pm, Dunvant Rugby Club, Killay, Swansea SA2 7RU

Love cycling and meeting new people? Then join this fun ride to raise Money and promote our wonderful charity starting at our Dunvant site, cycling to Burry Port and returning along National Cycle Route 4.

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

 

Saturday 17th September - Barland Common Walk

11.00am, Beaufort Inn, Kittle, Swansea SA3 3JG (far end of car park)

A 6-mile, moderate walk starting from The Beaufort at Kittle and visit Bishopston before turning north to enter Barland Common.  We'll make our way to the edge of Fairwood Common then follow Blackhills Lane to The Wildflower Café where we will stop for lunch/coffee/tea, etc. After lunch, our return journey takes us south along paths that in recent years have not been properly maintained. We will therefore find a number of dilapidated stiles which some of us may find difficult to cross without assistance. Afterwards, we'll go for refreshments to The Beaufort Inn to thank them for free parking. Dogs remain on short leads.

Contact: Andrew Morgan, Swansea Ramblers, 07719 409504

 

Sunday 18th September - Birdwatching Walk atCraig-y-NosCountry Park

9.30am, Craig-y-Nos Country Park car park, Pen-y-Cae CF14 7JH

A birdwatching morning walk along the rivers, ponds, meadows and woodland paths. Beginners and non members welcome. Warm weatherproof clothing and boots may be necessary. Please leave dogs at home. Walks are undertaken at your own risk. Booking is essential. Please note there is a car park fee.

Contact: Russell Evans, RSPB Swansea & District Local Group, 07801 969618 or rspbswandistgrp@gmail.com

 

Saturday 24th September -Uplands Market

9.00am-1.00pm, Gwydr Square, Uplands, Swansea SA2 0HD

Monthly local produce market that is contributing to a more sustainable Swansea by supporting local producers and lowering food miles. For further information and updates go to www.uplandsmarket.com

Contact: info@uplandsmarket.com

 

Saturday 24th September to Sunday 2nd October - Great Big Green Week

Various times and locations.

A nationwide celebration of action on climate change with a varied programme of walks, talks, workshops and community activities. To find out what is happening in your area, check the GBGW event finder: greatbiggreenweek.com/find-an-event

Contact: For more info go to greatbiggreenweek.com

 


 

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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