Llanrhidian Marsh National Trust site


Llanrhidian Marsh National Trust site

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Llanrhidian Marsh is owned by the National Trust, and is part of the Gower Commons Initiative. The area adjoins the Loughor Estuary, and is an extensive area of grazed salt-marsh. Llanrhidian Marsh is a very important habitat and is a RAMSAR site (protected wetland), a National Nature Reserve (NNR), a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a special protection area (SPA) and a special area of conservation (SAC). It is an important feeding ground for wading birds including oystercactcher, turnstone and redshank.
Llanrhidian Marsh is covered by the sea at high tide. At low tide this boggy area is criss-crossed by a maze of gullies and streams. The rapid incoming tides and boggy nature of this land make this area unsuitable for walking.

Nearest bus stop Llanmadoc Green.

Further Information
The National Trust aims to preserve and maintain places of historic beauty and natural interest for now and future generations. The Trust protects and opens to the public over 300 historic houses and gardens and 49 industrial monuments and mills, as well as forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, downs, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, castles, nature reserves, villages.

The National Trust is a charity and is completely independent of Government. It relies on membership fees, donations and legacies, and revenue raised from commercial operations. There are many volunteer opportunities to suit all tastes, so get involved! Volunteering comes with perks such as free admission and parking at all sites.

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