Bishop's Wood (Local Nature Reserve)

Swansea

Bishop's Wood (Local Nature Reserve)

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A popular place with walkers, Bishop's Wood is situated above Caswell Bay on the magnificent Gower Peninsula. The semi-natural woodland contains a wide range of shrubs and plants and is a classic example of limestone woodland which is relatively rare in Britain- part of the wood is even classified as ancient woodland.

Over 46 acres in size, Bishop's Wood was designated a Local Nature Reserve in 1975, a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 2003 and Special Area of Conservation in 2004. Part of the Swansea Sustainability Trail.

At the top of the reserve is a timber framed roundhouse which acts as a shelter within the woods. It is open all year round and is easily accessible from Caswell beech. Look out for a range of activities and events throughout the year including guided tours which can be arranged by appointment, schools are welcome. The beech glade sometimes becomes the stunning venue for outdoor concerts.

To be considered as a Local Nature Reserve, the land in question has to have natural features of special interest to the local area. LNR's help protect biodiversity, but also help to forge links between the community and their natural surroundings, creating a learning enviornment for everyone.

Further Information
The Nature Conservation Team aims to protect, enhance and raise awareness of areas of ecological and landscape importance within the City and County of Swansea for the benefit of people and wildlife.
The Team is dedicated to the conservation of Swansea's natural assets and plays an increasingly importance role in protecting Swansea's diverse range of habitats, flora and fauna.
This resource is often taken for granted yet it contributes significantly to Swansea's economy and vibrancy making Swansea such a special place to live, work and visit.
Part of the SWansea Sustainability Trail

01792 361703

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I think it's impossible to decsribe the beauty of Bishop's Wood in such a little number of words. Wonderful place to have an excellent rest!

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Thanks for the information.

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Hello! interesting site!

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I think it's impossible to decsribe the beauty of Bishop's Wood in such a little number of words. Wonderful place to have an excellent rest!

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Thanks for the information.

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Hello! interesting site!

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