The Lucas Reserve, Frog Lane, Llanmadoc, Gower, Swansea

Description: Wet woodland, grassland and scrub.
The Lucas Reserve is a long meadow sloping northwards down to Burry Pill. Most of the reserve is on a slope made up of boulder clay and is dominated by Bracken/Bramble scrub with Willow, Ash, and Oak developing into secondary woodland.

Yellow Flag Iris

Yellow Flag Iris by Amy Lewis

The northern part of the reserve, which is the lowest point, is level on alluvial sediments, and experiences periodic saline inundations from Burry Pill at high tides. The damp meadow is marked with stands of Yellow Flag (5-7) and Marsh Mallow (8-9), and its junction with the scrub and woodland is marked by a dense stand of Common Reed.

Grid References O.S. Explorer map 164 Gower. Site centre: SS447933

Tenure The reserve was acquired in September 1970 under a 99 year lease.

Size 0.45 ha (1.1 acres).

Location and Access Notes

Adjacent to the Britannia Inn, Llanmadoc.
There are no formal footpaths.

Public transport

Bus service 116 from Swansea Quadrant Bus Station to Llanmadoc.

Lucas Reserve map