Tag Archives: Outdoor

National Trust – Abertawe Centre

A Voluntary Association of National Trust members to promote and prosper the work of the National Trust and to make membership more enjoyable by holding talks & social events. A varied programme of talks on heritage issues. In the summer we arrange two mid-week coach outings, two Sunday outings and a short break holiday going North and South in alternative years. We hold an annual Christmas lunch in November at a local venue and also a Spring lunch. Some of our members provide volunteer help at Pennard Car park twice a week through the summer and also work as stewards at Dinefwr. Indoor Meetings held in Sketty Parish Centre.

Description of Organisation: A Voluntary Association of National Trust members to promote and prosper the work of the National Trust and to make membership more enjoyable by holding talks & social events.

Website: www.ntswansea.org.uk

Contact Name: Mr Michael Simpson
Position In Organisation: Secretary

Contact Address: 35 Westland Avenue,
West Cross,
SA3 5NR

Contact Telephone: 01792 404345

Contact E-mail: ma.simpson3@tiscali.co.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? Ample parking usually parking

Opening Times: 7.30 pm 4th Wednesday of month October to April

Cost of Membership/Charges: £8 for an indiviual & £4 each extra member of the family at the same address

Cost of Membership/Charges: 3 newsletters per year

Share

Dunvant Horticultural Society

Description: The aim of the Dunvant Horticultural Society is to fulfil the needs of local people interested in acquiring knowledge of plant cultivation and care and give members the opportunity to see and learn what type of plants and vegetables etc., can be cultivated in their gardens.

Services Offered: Monthly talks, weekly saturday morning society shop and organised trips to gardens and horticultural shows.

Is public access available at this address: no

Website: www.dunvanthorticulturalsociety.co.uk

Contact Name: John Roach
Position In Organisation: Secretary

Contact Address: Dunvant Horticultural Society, Fairwood View, Howells Road, Swansea, SA27RR

Contact Telephone Number: 01792 204290

Contact E-mail Address: dunvant.hort.soc@gmail.com

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening / Meeting Times: Monthly talks - 2nd tuesday of each month 7.30-9.30pm at Dunvant Community Centre.

What languages do you use within your organisation? English

Affiliations/Qualifications: Royal Horticultural Society The National Dahlia Society The British Fuchsia Society

Membership Costs / Charges: £2 per year

Share

The Village Gardeners Newton

We are a new gardening club whith a lively membership. We have talks on all aspects of gardening and lectures on peoples travels to other countries and gardens

Address: The Village Hall
Caswell Rd
Newton
Swansea

Public Access At This Address: Yes

Contact Name: Peter Robinson

Position In Organisation: Chairman

Contact Address: 16 Hendy Close
Derwenfawr
Swansea
SA2 8BB

Contact Telephone: 01792 297681

Contact E-mail: robinsonpete1@hotmail.co.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?:
Ample parking in St Peters Church grounds and on the road outside the Hall

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access without assistance

Status Of Organisation: Private (Non-Profit)

Opening Times: We meet on the second Monday of every month at 7.30 pm. doors open from 7.00pm for tea and biscuits

What languages Do You Use Within Your Organisation?: English

Cost of Membership/Charges:
Membership. £2. per year and £1.50 per meeting

Share

Penllergare Valley Woods

Description of Organisation: On the northern fringe of Swansea lies Penllergare Valley Woods, you'll find this secret and magical place. A place that is gradually being revived and restored by local volunteers for everyone to enjoy. You may enjoy the Woods any time of the day while our community Coffee Shop is open every day from 10am til 4pm.

Services offered: Woodland, river and lakeside walks, Guided walks, Community Coffee Shop, Woodland Centre meeting room

Address: Penllergare Valley Woods,
Penllergaer,
Swansea,
SA4 9GS

Penllergare Trust, Penllergare Valley Woods, Penllergaer, Swansea, SA4 9GS

Public Access At This Address:
Yes

Website: www.penllergare.org

Contact Name: Lee Turner
Position in Organisation: General Manager

Contact Address: The Penllergare Trust
Penllergare Valley Woods,
Penllergaer,
Swansea,
SA4 9GS

Contact Telephone: 01792 344224

Contact Email: contact@penllergare.org

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?:
Car Park charges apply - 50p for 1 hour, £2 all day (Barrier open 9am - 5pm from 1st November - 31st March)

Please Describe Any Disabled Access:
Our coffee shop is fully accessible. There are also 2 disabled park bays in the Visitor Car park and disabled toilet/baby changing facilities. Access for disabled people, wheelchairs and pushchairs around the estate is limited due to the steep nature of this historic picturesque site.

Status of Organisation: Voluntary/Charity
What languages Do You Use Within Your Organisation?: Bilingual (Welsh/English)
Charity Number: 1082128
Company Number: 4004593

Cost of Membership/Charges:
Become a Friend of Penllergare, the membership arm of Penllergare Trust from £15 http://www.penllergare.org/become-a-friend/

Publications Produced:
Penllergare, Echoes of Valley Wood, An Anthology; General leaflet with map

Share

Nature Conservation Team

Description of Organisation: The Nature Conservation Team aims to protect, enhance and raise awareness of areas of ecological and landscape importance within the City and County of Swansea for the benefit of wildlife and people

Services Offered: The Nature Conservation Team undertake a wide range of services including:

Address:
Biodiversity Team
Civic Centre
Swansea
SA1 3SN

Public Access At This Address: Yes

Website: http://www.swansea.gov.uk/natureconservationteam

Contact Name: Jo Mullett
Position In Organisation: Education Officer

Contact Address: Biodiversity Team
Civic Centre
Swansea
SA1 3SN

Contact Telephone: 01792 635784

Contact E-mail: nature.conservation@swansea.gov.uk

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access with assistance

Status Of Organisation: Statutory

Cost of Membership/Charges: Most events for the general public are free although there is a small fee in some cases!

Share

Gower Society

Encouraging an appreciation of the area of the lordship of Gower, its history, natural history and society. Campaigns on conservation issues and publishes on local interest. Organises walks and talks.

Address: The Gower Society,
Swansea Museum,
Victoria Road,
Swansea
City and County of Swansea
SA1 1SN

thegowersociety.org.uk

Contact Name: Mr Malcolm Ridge
Position In Organisation: Chairman

Contact Address: The Gower Society,
Swansea Museum,
Victoria Road,
Swansea
City and County of Swansea
SA1 1SN

Contact Telephone: 01792 371665

Contact E-mail: chairman@gowersociety.org.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? Not Applicable

Status Of Organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Affiliations/Qualifications:
Affiliated to a number of local and national conservation and history groups.

Charity Number: 258372

Publications Produced: Newsletter Journal general and specialist books on Gower

Please Add Any Other Details Contact Name: Steve Davies
Position In Organisation: Web Manager
Contact Telephone Number: 01792206912

Share

Sketty and District Horticultural Society

The purpose of the Society is to provide information on a wide range of gardening and related topics, and to provide friendship. Our members (currently120) cover a wide spectrum of interests and knowledge, but all share an enjoyment of gardens and beauty of nature.

Description of Organisation:
Generally we have a speaker, some refreshments, and then the opportunity to ask questions of our speaker. In April we hold our Spring Show, and have a buffet. This is a popular evening, and the display of spring flowers en masse is truly beautiful. Members are welcome to enter their flowers and potted plants, which are sorted into various classes before judging takes place. At Christmas we have a Social evening, when members bring along their surplus plants, which can be purchased at nominal prices. We organise coach trips to gardens of particular interest usually twice a year. We have been able to arrange discounts with local businesses for your gardening needs.

Address: We meet in the Parish Centre, De la Beche Road, on the 1st Monday of each month, with the exception of August.

Contact Name: Mr Peter Beck
Position In Organisation: Chairman / Secretary

Contact Address: 24 Hazelmere Road,
Sketty,
Swansea
SA2 0SN

Contact Telephone: 01792 280527

Contact E-mail: peterbeck@btinternet.com

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? There is a large car park alongside the Parish Centre, and there are good disabled access facilities.

Cost of Membership/Charges: Annual subscription is £10, which includes refreshments at each meeting. We charge £3 to attend the Spring Show and £1.50 for the Christmas Social, where members are also asked to bring along a plate of food. A raffle is held in April (at the Spring Show) and at the Christmas Social. The cost of the raffle ticket is included in the price of the ticket for each event.

Share

Swansea Community Farm

To provide facilities and opportunities for City dwellers of ALL ages to become actively involved with growing plants and vegetables, tending animals learning about the environment on a daily basis.

http://www.swanseacommunityfarm.org.uk/

Contact Name: Mr Ray Dancer
Contact Telephone: 01792 578384

Share

Swansea and District Organic Gardening Group

A friendly group of gardeners who enjoy meeting to listen to talks, visit gardens, order gardening supplies at reduced prices and maintain a small demonstration garden at the environment centre, pier street

Website: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/v.kennewell

Contact Name: Mrs Jane Jones
Position In Organisation: Secretary

Contact Address: 15 Heatherslade Road
SA3 2DD

Contact Telephone: 01792 234705

Contact E-mail: janphil@heatherslade15.fsnet.co.uk

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Accessible to wheelchair users without assistance

Opening Times: 7 pm on the first Wednesday of the month, but visits may be at other times eg weekends

Affiliations/Qualifications:Local Group of HDRA (also known as Garden Organic)

Cost of Membership/Charges: membership £5

Publications Produced: Newsletter published three times a year

Share

Gower Ornithological Society

Since 1956 GOS has been welcoming members to indoor and outdoor meetings to learn about and keep track of birds locally. The records we gather are published annually in “Gower birds”

Website: http://www.glamorganbirds.org.uk

Contact Name: Mrs Jane Jones
Position In Organisation: Secretary

Contact Address: 22 Kilfield Road,
Bishopston,
SA3 3DL

Contact Telephone: 01792 232316

Contact E-mail: gowerbirds@hotmail.co.uk

Cost of Membership/Charges: Family £14. per year Member £12. per year Senior £8. per year Student £6. per year Junior £6 per year

Publications Produced: "Gower Birds". Annual records of Birds in City & County of Swansea and County Borough of Neath Port Talbot.

Share

Singleton Allotment Association

Self-managed allotments

Address: Singleton Allotment Association,
Sketty Lane,
Swansea

Contact Name: Polly Gordon
Position In Organisation: Parks Development Officer

Contact Address: Regeneration Culture and Tourism
Community Parks Officer,
Penllergaer Offices
SA4 9JG

Contact Telephone: 01792 635485

Contact E-mail: culture.recreation@swansea gov.uk

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: No access to wheelchair users

Affiliations/Qualifications:National Society of Allotment and Lesiure Gardeners

Publications Produced: Members Information Sheets, Quarterly Newsletter for Members

Share

Swansea Ramblers

We are a group of walkers affiliated to the Ramblers Association (UK) dedicated to enjoying and protecting our beautiful countryside. We produce a full programme of varied walks throughout the year and also enjoy various social events.

Description of Organisation: We are a group of walkers affiliated to the Ramblers Association (UK) dedicated to enjoying and protecting our beautiful countryside. We produce a full programme of varied walks throughout the year and also enjoy various social events

Website: http://www.swansearamblers.org.uk

Contact Name: Ms Zetta Flew
Position In Organisation: Secretary

Contact Address: Meadowcroft
Southgate,
Swansea
SA3 2DF

Contact Telephone: 01792 232060
Status Of Organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Cost of Membership/Charges: Standard Ramblers Association annual subscription (available on RA website)

Publications Produced: Walking programmes published every six months and sent to all our Members. Also two book publications which are currently out of print: Walking Around Gower and Walking around Northern Gower and Swansea Valley. A number of self guided walks are available free of charge on our "Evening Post" section of the website.

Share

Swansea Bay Orienteering Club

Orienteering

Website: www.sboc.org.uk

Contact Name: Mr Roger Stein

Contact Address:
8 Lunnon Close, Parkmill

Contact Telephone: 01792 371450

Contact E-mail: contact@sboc.org.uk

Share

Wildlife Trust of S&W Wales

Description of Organisation:
Local group of the Wildlife Trust, the largest UK voluntary organisation dedicated to
conserving the full range of the UK’s habitats and species

Services Offered: The local West Glam group offers indoor talks and outdoor events throughout the year in Swansea and Gower

Address: West Glamorgan Group
C/O Civic Centre
Swansea
SA1 3SN

Public Access At This Address:
No

Website: "http://www.welshwildlife.org/where-i-live/local-groups/"

Contact Name: Jo Mullet
Position In Organisation:Chairman

Contact Address: West Glamorgan Group
C/O Civic Centre
Swansea
SA1 3SN

Contact Telephone: 07967127364

Contact E-mail: jo.mullett@swansea.gov.uk

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: (Access With/Without Assistance Or No Access)
Access without assistance

Status Of Organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening Times: Our indoor talks start 7.30pm prompt every 2nd Tuesday of the month (except Jan, July & August) at the Environment Centre, Pier Street, Swansea

Affiliations/Qualifications:e.g. membership of professional bodies

Charity Number: 1091562
Company Number: 4398959

Cost of Membership/Charges:
Non members of the Wildlife Trust welcome. Donations welcome for events

Publications Produced:
Events leaflets avaiable from jo.mullett@swansea.gov.uk

Share