Oystermouth Cemetery and Castle, including Peel Wood

Oystermouth Cemetery and Castle, including Peel Wood

Public Forest/Natural AreaSignificant HabitatPublic Space/SquareSpecial TreeWildlife HabitatGeological FeatureBird and Wildlife WatchingHistorical FeatureScenic Vista


No votes yet

This area encompasses Peel Wood, the cemetery including woodland burial site and the castle grounds. This is a very pleasant and varied green area, with fabulous views over Swansea Bay, between the urban areas of Norton and Oystermouth, all of which is publicly accessible.

Peel Wood, a Wildlife Trust for South and West WalesOpens new window reserve, is broadleaved woodland within a disused limestone quarry. Peel Wood occupies the site of the former Callencroft quarry. The woodland canopy is dominated by sycamore, with ash and oak as a lesser component. The whole site is important for wildlife such as badgers and bat species; birds such as green woodpecker, dunnock, song thrush (part of the Biodiversity Action Plan), greenfinch, goldfinch and bullfinch; amphibians such as common Frog and common toad and reptiles such as slow worm.
The Mumbles Way, developed by the Mumbles Development Trust, runs through Peel Wood, the cemetery and castle grounds, linking the whole site.Designations include a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC 8) and Peel Wood is covered by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO)


Javascript is required to view this map.



Compare related sites, explore the related maps, find out about volunteering, how to get here and more. Soon, you will find ways to share this map here, too.

Getting Here


Every site using the same primary Icon on Open Green Map is automatically linked here. You can compare different approaches and solutions on this map and others around the world.
Related Sites Worldwide
Choose a connections category from the list on the left.


Registered users can post photos, videos, and documents here.


No impacts have been left for this site yet - be the first!

Donate to GreenMaps