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Coed Gornchwiglen - Lapwing Wood - SOLD, Glamorgan - Just over 8 acres, £65,000

Coed Gornchwiglen - Lapwing Wood - SOLD

Coed Gornchwiglen is an absolute cracker of a wood, ideal for family forestry or for those simply with a love for the natural environment and its conservation.

Positioned close to the northern edge of the Gower Peninsula and the Loughor Estuary, the beauty of the woodland is a reflection of its surroundings, the first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the U.K.

Native to South Wales, a significant proportion of the woodland is made up of beech, planted in the mid 1970s, now maturing into a wonderful stand of well spaced trees. Beech of course is a great straight-grained timber, good for working and relatively rot and impact resistant so useful for all manner of projects.

As well as the beech plantation there is a good mix of other broadleaf here, including oak, birch and ash planted in the mid 1930s.

The stand of conifer making up the southern part at the entrance to Coed Gornchwiglen consists of good straight grown Norway spruce which have benefitted from some previous thinning, and Western hemlock with its beautiful rich dark reddybrown bark and small cones. These form a tranquil atmospheric area of the wood which could be further thinned for useful timber.

In addition to the interesting mix of tree species there is the added bonus of the good sized pond to be found over to the western edge of the woodland, set among the beech trees. It is ringed by pretty birch, some with stunning red bark. There is obviously much scope to create a fantastic picnic area here or a hide, from which to observe the great quantity of birds and other wildlife present.

Gornchwiglen is the Welsh for lapwing or peewit and the wood is named after this attractive bird because of its close proximity to their coastal habitat. The coastal areas are wonderful for exploring wether you are interested in birds or not, and the landscape and history of the area provide much reward.

Nearby, the small villages of Llanrhidian or Three Crosses have shops for basic supplies. Llanrhidian has a petrol station and the Dolphin Inn with fabulous views across the Loughor Estuary. There is a Post Office at Three Crosses and also the Poundffald Inn which tempts weary woodlanders with a real fire, food, and local ales.

The purchasers of the woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.

  • Price: £65,000 Freehold
  • Location: Llanrhidian, Swansea, Glamorgan
  • Size: Just over 8 acres for sale


The boundaries of Coed Gornchwiglen are marked in red paint on trees and marker stakes.

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OS Landranger: OS No 159
Grid ref: SS 525 919
Nearest post code: SA3 1EB



If you are approaching from the M4, exit the motorway at Junction 47.

Take the A483 south.

After 2 1/2 miles turn right onto the A4216.

After 1 1/2 miles turn right onto the A4118 signposted to the Gower.

Follow the A4118 for 2 1/2 miles and then turn right onto the B4271 signposted to Llanrhidian.

Follow this road to the village of Llethrid, crossing the bridge and continuing for about a quarted of a mile.

You will go round a long right bend ending in a very sharp right bend.

The turning to the wood is on your right, immediately after the National speed limit road sign. (Coming from the opposite direction, from Llanrhidian, just before the 30mph speed limit sign.)

Continue up the shared access track, please observing a 5mph speed limit and being aware there are free range animals and young children living at Cillibion Lodge which you will pass on your left towards the end of the track.

Continue past the Lodge and you will come to a padlocked wooden gate with a Woodlands for Sale sign on it.

Please park in the pull-in to the left of the gate and continue on foot to view the wood.


The boundaries of Coed Gornchwiglen are marked in red paint on trees and marker stakes.

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