Gelli Hir in Focus

Gelli-Hir Wood is a mixed broadleaved and wet woodland with a large pond, home to many species and the base for the Gower Charcoal Makers.

Gelli-Hir is the perfect place to come for a walk, with wide open tracks and a number of different habitats to explore. You can also see the charcoal kilns of the Gower Charcoal Makers and may even see them burning.

Gelli Hir Wood

Gelli Hir Wood

There is a large and varied population of breeding birds including Buzzard, Tawny Owl and Blackcap in the woodland and Moorhen around the pond.

Moths, butterflies and dragonflies are well represented, including species such as Comma, Holly Blue, Silver Washed Fritillary and Emperor dragonfly.

The main entrance to the wood is at SS562924, near Three Crosses, on an unclassified road leading North from the B4271 to Cil-onen. Parking is in a layby opposite the entrance. The small car park will be opened for events.

We are holding a number of coppicing events at Gelli Hir in the autumn. Please do join us if you can!