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Cwm Clydach

The Gower, Glamorgan

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The Oak woodland of Cwm Clydach on the Gower, grows on steep slopes alongside a deep river gorge. It is the largest and most representative area of native beech wood in South East Wales, and also has birch, ash and alder. Slopes above the woodland have areas of heather and bracken.

The river has cut deep into the valley forming steep cliffs, and spectacular waterfalls.

The air is humid close to the fast moving river, and many species of moss can be found growing here. Clinging precariously to the cliffs are yew and whitebeam trees. Ground plants are relatively sparse, especially in the shade under the beech trees.

The reserve is home to a good variety of woodland birds.


Location: Cwm Clydach Woodland, The Gower, Glamorgan

Grid Reference: SN672032 OS Landranger 159 Ceremonial County: Glamorgan

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Getting there: From M4 J45 take the A4067 towards Ystradgynlais. At the crossroads of the B4603 turn left towards Clydach. At the next crossroads go straight ahead onto a minor road around 2 miles which gets you to the car park in Craig-cefn-Parc.

Other Useful Websites:
Address: RSPB Warden, 2 Tyn y Berllan, Craig Cefn Parc, Clydach, Swansea
Postcode: SA6 5TL Telephone: 01792 842927
Opening Times: Open all Year with access along a signed path by the river.

Charges: None

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Notes: The Reserve Car Park is next to the New Inn pub in Craig-cefn-Parc. A variety of woodlands birds may be seen such as the 3 woodpeckers, Pied and Spotted Flycatchers, Nuthatch, Treecreeper. Breeders include sparrowhawk, buzzard and tawny owls. Winter time is quiet but you may see Kingfisher, Siskin and Redpoll.




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


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