Looking for woodland walks near Swansea? Head to Cwm Clydach, a haven for wild birds on the edge of the city where rivers and streams rush down the hillsides. Our blend of habitats attracts an array of wildlife – Pied Flycatchers and Wood Warblers hide out in the trees, Redstarts and Dippers dart about near the stream and Buzzards soar overhead. The reserve follows the river Clydach as it wends its way up the valley, and the sound of streams provides a soothing backdrop for your strolls.
We carefully manage Cwm Clydach nature reserve with wildlife in mind. The reserve is prone to erosion from the fast-flowing river and land slippage due to the steep banks, making the woodland a dynamic and ever-changing space.