What we LOVE about our region

We asked people across South West Wales what they value about our region and what they love about living here.  Here are some of the emerging themes!

Outstanding Nature


Local Food

Clean Energy


Culture & Heritage

Quality of Life

Education & Skills

More reasons to love being local in Swansea

Swansea businesses are working with the council to make the area even more attractive to local people during the current lockdown.

A day out by train: Carmarthen

There’s no better way to explore West Wales than by train. We took a trip to Carmarthen to round up some of the best attractions for a day out.

Love This Place – Community Bunting Challenge

We invite you to create and send us a piece of textile bunting in celebration of your favourite South West Wales places, people and products.

Community Rail Partnership launched for South West Wales

South West Wales now has its very own Community Rail Partnership, designed to help communities get the most benefit from their existing railway lines.

What are your favourite local walks? We want your input.

South West Wales Connected CRP is asking local people to share their favourite walks in the region.

Meet the South West Wales Businesses Adapting to Covid-19

The high streets of South West Wales have changed drastically since lockdown, but despite the challenges, many businesses have demonstrated great ingenuity, resilience and responsibility through the changes they have made.

The Resurrection of Fishguard and Goodwick Station (The Return of the Station Cat)

In 2012 it reopened, but some of the locals felt the station was still incomplete. It was missing the much-loved memorial stone to a cat that had kept the station rodent-free in the 1920s. While many people remembered the memorial, nobody knew what had happened to it,...

Campaign launches to help Swansea Bay tourism restart after lockdown

The wishlist campaign, launched by Swansea Council's tourism team, asks visitors and local residents to describe what they have missed most about the area - and what they're looking forward to doing while they're out and about here. The campaign will reinforce the...

Is South West Wales the Ultimate Social Distancing Destination?

The wide open landscapes of South West Wales are one of our region's best assets.  Living here, we love being able to get away from the busyness of modern life, to breathe fresh air and take in the incredible natural beauty of our coastline and countryside. Many of...

Tree Planting in Carmarthenshire

Plantations of introduced conifers (and occasionally non-native broadleaves like red oak) make up about 70% of the total area. Most of these woodlands have been planted since 1940. They cover large areas in the uplands, have replaced native woodlands along some valley...