Places to go in south west Wales

South West

Find out more about some of the wildlife hotspots on your doorstep. Or check out other places to go in South West Wales with our A-Z listing.

Aberglasney Gardens

Set in the beautiful Tywi valley, this 10 acre site is a wildlife haven

Bosheston Lily Ponds

Formed in the 18th Century, these idyllic ponds are a must see in summer.

Freshwater West

A stunning beach with dunes, reefs and prehistoric forest at low tide.


The Gower peninsula combines a variety of wildlife and habitats.

Kilvey Wood

A wonderful wooded hill overlooking the city of Swansea.

Llyn Llech Owain

A Peat bog, lake and woodland of special scientific interest.

National Botanic Gardens

560 acres of countryside with 1000s of plants and wildlife species.

National Wetlands Centre

The WWT Centre in Llanelli has a dizzying array of rare waterfowl.

Pembrokeshire National Park

Spectacular and distinctive, this is Britain's only coastal national park.

Ramsey Island

An RSPB reserve and wildlife haven off the Pembrokeshire coast.

Skomer Island

This marine reserve is home to thousands of puffins each spring.

Teifi Marshes

This wetlands area is home to water vole, otter and a huge array of birds.

Worm's Head

This Gower walk appeared in Weatherman Walking, 2008.

BBC Local


South West places

The best nature reserves in south west Wales

Nature reserves

Iolo Williams

Listen to this

Iolo Williams reveals his favourite wildlife hotspots.

Wild About Nature

Seaside spotter guide

Spotter Guides

Tick off what you've spotted with our handy wildlife spotter guides.

Breathing Places

Find breathing places near you:

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.