New centre to welcome visitors
VISITORS to Penllergare Valley Woods, north of Swansea, have been receiving a new kind of welcome.
The new visitor centre overlooking the upper terraces of the former Dillwyn Llewelyn landscape garden has been hailed a great success after its formal opening on September 20.
The work has been funded by the Penllergare Trust, which is in the process of restoring much of the former country estate. It said money from the adjacent pay and display car parks will be ploughed back into the management and maintenance of the woods.
Other projects continue apace, including the muddy business of de-silting the upper lake and the restoration of Llewelyn bridge and terrace paths.
Meanwhile, the trust has bought an Archimedes screw hydro turbine to generate electricity at a waterfall at the site.
Upcoming activities to raise funds for the trust include a curry and quiz night next Monday at the Buck Inn, Pontlliw, and a construction site tour of the woods on October 17.