CRWYS COMMUNITY WOODLAND

 

Crwys Community Woodland is a candidate Site of Interest for Nature Conservation (SINC), which is a designation applied to important nature conservation sites in the county and affords protection from damaging development.

The site borders common land to the south east and lies on the boundary of the Gower Commons Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Common land makes up 70% of Gower and this woodland is part of a network of sites that are managed and protected for biodiversity.

This is one of just a few woodland sites that has access for all abilities and is especially suitable for wheelchair users. The woodland comprises an interesting mix of habitats, and the all ability path and boardwalk meander through the site passing wet grassland, recently created pond area, marsh habitats, scrub and deciduous woodland.

Enhanced by their connection to the wider natural landscape, these habitats combine to provide an interesting natural refuge and resources for a wealth of wildlife that includes frogs, dragonflies, grey wagtail, linnet, long-tailed tit and marsh tit, and so much more.  A spectacular show of marsh marigold, yellow flag iris and bluebells can be seen in spring, and the cuckoo flowers and meadow buttercups attract many different species of butterflies and other invertebrates into the summer.

Crwys Community Woodland is managed and enhanced by CDSA for the benefit of wildlife and the enjoyment and appreciation of people. The site is also a much-loved and valuable outdoor education resource used by Crwys Primary School for Forest School sessions and the Eco-club.