Penllergare Woods

by Jack Pritchard

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Description - Penllergare Woods


During my first year of study at Solent University, in late 2015, I decided to head home early for Christmas and take some downtime with my partner at the time. We both lived in Gorseinon, Swansea which was close to neighbouring towns, villages and woodland areas. We decided to go for a walk to Penllergare woods so that she could show me a woodland that was tucked away, right under my nose. After walking for half an hour, we ended up in a woodland area that seemed to go on forever. We were fortunate to have been welcomed with a heatwave to raise the temperature of the weather. While my partner was busy relaxing in the sun and woods practising hoop tricks, I had fortunately packed my compact camera in my bag so decided to whip it out and get some beautiful shots of the surrounding landscapes. The first image is that of a small river or lake that ran through the centre of the woodlands and carried on through to a pond at the bottom of the path. Along the lake came a river bank that had become a small waterfall or pond, and was the main attraction for those visitors wanting to cool down. The second image, captured at the end of the walk through the woods, which looking back at it was a considerably long walk, totalling around 2 hours. When we had reached the end, I didn't think any landscape could beat the original image that I had shot, but the pond has a nice bank with benches that allowed visitors to relax and view the ducks that lived in the lake. It was a great day and will be a location I regularly visit with friends and family when I return home for holidays.