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Bishops Wood Local Nature Reserve

Caswell Bay, South Wales

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The Bishops Wood Reserve is located above Caswell Bay on the Gower Peninsula. It is a limestone woodland and grassland cover about 46 acres. Part of the wood is classified as ancient woodland, which means it has been wooded since the 17th century.

It was designated a local Nature Reserve in 1975 and a special area of conservation in 2004.

At the top of the reserve is the Countryside Centre, a timber framed roundhouse, which acts as a shelter and a centre of activities and events all year round.

It is managed by the City and County of Swansea's Development Department to conserve and encourage wildlife diversity and provides access and information to visitors and schools. Guided tours can be arranged by appointment.

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Bishops Wood Local Nature Reserve, South Wales

Ceremonial County: Glamorgan

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Bishops Wood Nature Reserve

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Bishops Wood Local Nature Reserve, South Wales

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Getting there:

Head towards The Mumbles and take a right on the B4593 through Newton and towards Caswell. The wood is on the right hand side.




Parking at the end of the B4593, at the entrance of the wood.


Visitors Centre and telephone.

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Nearby there is also Caswell Bay.

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Bishop's Wood Nature Centre

Caswell Bay


The Mumbles





01792 361703

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All year round



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By: Tracey Park Section: Nature Reserve Key:
Page Ref: bishops_wood_swales Topic: Woodlands and Forests  Last Updated: 07/2009


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