Preswylfa Dingle

Details for this wood

Guide price: £35,000 - Freehold
Size: Almost 4½ acres

Location: Cimla, Neath Port Talbot
OS Landranger: 170
Grid ref: SS767968
Nearest post code: SA11 3XF

Contact: Sandra Colley
Phone: 07769654392
Email: [email protected]

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Description: The Dingle is a long strip of broadleaf woodland, situated between a residential area to the south and open farmland to the north.  The dingle runs along the sides of the fast flowing Preswylfa Brook which runs in a steep sided ravine along the whole length of the wood.  There are places where the ground slopes down more gently to riverside.  The wood is carpeted with bluebells in the spring.

There are a couple of bridges within the dingle, one carrying the public footpath from the residential area to the western end of the Dingle, the other now being a dead end.

Access: The dingle is just four miles from the M4 at Neath Port Talbot, and has access on foot from public footpaths leading from residential streets on the southern side, and from a path entering from the west.  The owner has often made use of vehicular access from the Gnolls Country Park, coming into the wood along the good track to the north-eastern corner of the dingle, but this does not seem to be formally recorded in the title.

Boundaries: The southern boundary is fenced from adjoining back gardens. The northern boundary is fenced from adjoining farmland. The location of the eastern boundary, near the access from “The Meadows” can be readily identified from the map (see photo 12). The location of the western boundary is not marked, but is just beyond the point where the public footpath from “Wood View” (see photo 13) comes into the wood and crosses Preswylfa Brook.

Sporting rights: Believed to be included in the sale.

Mineral rights: Are reserved to a former owner.

Public footpaths:  there is a public footpath running the length of the northern side of Preswylfa Dingle

Local area: The dingle is near the Gnoll Estate Country Park, formerly serving as the grounds of Gnoll House, but now owned and managed by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council.  Preswylfa Brook feeds into the Great Pond in the country park, just a quarter of a mile away.

VIEWING: You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please let us know by email in advance.  Please ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you: we recommend either printing the details or downloading them to your phone/tablet/laptop before you go. Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception.

Our Maps (Click on a map to see a large version)

Our Maps


From the M4 J43, take the A465. Follow the road for one and a half miles then take the slip road signposted A464 Neath and turn right for Neath at the roundabout.

Turn right at the next roundabout signposted Port Talbot, then shortly after turn left at the following roundabout onto the B4434, signposted Cimla.

Follow this road for a quarter of a mile, then turn right at the traffic lights onto the B4287 Cimla Road.

Follow the road for one and a half miles, then turn left into Greenwood Drive.

Follow this road to the end (by which time it has become The Meadows.  At the T-junction, turn left, and park, taking care not to block driveways. The footpath leading to the Dingle is towards the bottom of the hill. Follow this path over the bridge, then turn left. The Dingle starts alongside a block wall (see photo 12).


Access from The Meadows:

  • Postcode for SatNav:  SA11 3XF
  • Coordinates for start of the footpath: 51.65693,-3.77693


Access from Wood View: 

Alternatively, the wood can be accessed from Wood View, via Trevallen Avenue and Castle Drive.

  • Postcode for SatNav:  SA11 3BX
  • Coordinates for start of the footpath: 51.65630,-3.78291

Please note: the particulars with plans, maps, descriptions and measurements are for reference only and although carefully checked we cannot guarantee their accuracy and do not form part of any contract. Any intending purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of these particulars.

Interested in this woodland? Get in touch with us:

Contact Sandra Colley on 07769654392 or email us at [email protected] with your details.