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Who owns kilvey Hill Swansea?
Kilvey Hill, a large (3 km2) prominent site on the east side of Swansea, is a community woodland managed by Kilvey Community Woodland Volunteers, Forest Enterprise and the City and County of Swansea.
How do you walk up kilvey Hill?
You can start the walk near Jersey park, on Harbour View Road. From here you can pick up woodland footpaths heading east and then north up to the hill top which stands at a height of 193 metres (633 ft). From here there are excellent views of the city centre, the docks, Swansea Bay, and Port Talbot.
Can you drive up kilvey Hill?
The hill is used to host a number of mountain biking events. Access to the top of the hill by motor vehicles is only via a steep concrete road that leads up to the summit from the village of Bon-y-maen.
How long does it take to climb kilvey Hill?
The path down is quicker and relatively easy, taking around 45 minutes. NB You might find a walking pole useful if you use one.
How high is kilvey Hill?
Kilvey Hill (Welsh: Mynydd Cilfái or Y Bigwrn) is a hill in South Wales, to the east of Swansea. Kilvey Hill is 193 metres (633 ft) high and is classed as a Sub Marilyn.
Where do you park to walk up kilvey Hill?
Talk Walking Tour: Kilvey Hill Meeting point / Car Park(s): Nearest places to park are either the White Rock car park, or the bottom of Pentre-Chwyth Road where the walk will begin. Please come properly prepared for the outdoors.
When was Kilvey Hill a barren and toxic place?
Mr Lewis can remember the numerous tracks which criss-crossed the barren slopes of Kilvey Hill, a relic from the days when sandstone was quarried from the southern slopes and transported to Swansea Docks in the early 1900s. The stone was mainly used as ballast during the construction of the new King’s Dock in 1909 and the Queen’s Dock in 1920.
What was Kilvey Hill like before the Industrial Revolution?
It is a monument to the work of many people who came together in the 1960s to rebuild the valley of Swansea and bring the green back long after the industry had deserted. Before the Industrial Revolution, Kilvey Hill was a fertile place where farming flourished and crops of corn grew in abundance.
What was the name of the mill on Kilvey Hill?
In the 1600s, Bussy Mansell Esq. built a watermill called New Mill on what would later become the site of the Dyffryn Steel and Tinplate Works. Although the mill was beyond the wastes of the Llanerch Heath and quite some distance from Kilvey Hill today, the farm to the south is still known as Kilvey Mount.
What was the history of Kilvey Hill Swansea?
For thousands of years, Kilvey Hill has stood guard over Swansea. If it could talk, it would tell of the rise of the city, from the very first Iron Age forts, to Copperopolis and the Industrial Revolution . It survived the heavy industry and World War Two bombings . It was ravaged by fires in the 1970s.