Llanrhidian Hill - Wildlife Trust Reserve

Swansea

Llanrhidian Hill - Wildlife Trust Reserve

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Much of the site occupies a steep north-facing slope on Carboniferous limestone, giving fine views overlooking the Burry Estuary and Llanrhidian Village, including the Mill and pond. The smaller quarry is scrub-filled. The larger quarry is shallow with a grassland-covered floor, its rocky sides supporting a slightly different assemblage of lime-loving plants. This is a site to see the locally rare Marble White butterfly. The Yew tree within the adjacent Church grounds (sixth century) is estimated to be at least 800 years old – thought to be the oldest surviving tree in Swansea.

Access
Opposite Llanrhidian Community Hall. To find, follow sign to Llanrhidian Village (right turn just beyond filling station),Take first left into Malt Hall and near to end of road , turn right into narrow lane. Parking (at vehicle owner’s risk) and woodland access on left. Bus; services 115,116 and 119 from Swansea Quadrant to Llanrhidian Cross.

Further Information
There are 47 local Wildlife Trusts across the whole of the UK, the Isle of Man & Alderney; they work for an environment rich in wildlife for everyone. The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales is fourth largest in the UK, covering from Cardiff and Caerphilly in the east to Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire in the west, and include four of the west Wales islands amongst the 90 or so nature reserves.

Training and Volunteering Opportunities
Volunteers are an integral part of the structure and running of the Trust. Volunteers take part in activities within the Trust contributing skills, talents, experience and time, which often expand the skills-base of the Trust. They also help to contain costs, raise funds and help raise awareness with people through the local groups.
Volunteers can be any age and can be experienced or inexperienced. Whether you are looking for training and experience to pursue a career in conservation, looking to keep fit and meet new people in your spare time, or looking for a new challenge following retirement or during a career break, the Trust can offer you a range of opportunities!

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