Pengwern Common

Pengwern Common Alan Hughs CC 2.0

Characteristics of Pengwern Common


Pengwern and Fairwood are two large areas of adjacent common land. They consist of wet heathy grassland and marshy grassland with bracken and scrub on the higher ground.

Pengwern Common is crossed by a tree-lined stream.


Badgers and frogs frequent the area.

Many birds are to be found here, including snipe, skylark, meadow pipit, mistle thrush, yellowhammer and linnet.

Photo by Alan Hughs under CC 2.0



Common land
Open access land
Part of Gower Commons Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Within Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
Within West Gower landscape which is included in the Register of Landscapes of Outstanding Historic Interest in Wales (CCW/CADW: Welsh Historic Monuments/ICOMOS UK 1998, 53-56)