South West Wales Connected Blog

Discover our coastline: marine wildlife at Milford Haven

Discover our coastline: marine wildlife at Milford Haven

  It takes just two minutes to walk from Milford Haven railway station to Milford Marina, and five ...
Discover our coastline: marine wildlife from Penally to Tenby

Discover our coastline: marine wildlife from Penally to Tenby

    Located not far from the beach, Penally railway station is a perfect destination if you ...
Discover art on the streets of Port Talbot

Discover art on the streets of Port Talbot

Fancy a walk that takes in work by renowned graffiti artists Banksy and Ame72 and other hot street art talents ...
Discover the remarkable women of South West Wales

Discover the remarkable women of South West Wales

If you visit Swansea, Carmarthen or Narberth by train, you now have the opportunity to trace the stories of some ...
The amazing array of wildlife you can discover from Fishguard and Goodwick station

The amazing array of wildlife you can discover from Fishguard and Goodwick station

Close to Fishguard and Goodwick station you’ll find a fascinating visitor centre run by Sea Trust Wales. Known as ...
How elysium gallery is helping to regenerate Swansea’s High Street

How elysium gallery is helping to regenerate Swansea’s High Street

It’s hoped that May will see the reopening of elysium gallery, an art gallery that’s playing a key role in the regeneration of Swansea’s High Street. We caught up with gallery director Jonathan Powell to find out more about elysium’s work.
Meet the rare species hiding in Skewen

Meet the rare species hiding in Skewen

  The towns and villages served by our rail network have some beautiful natural environments, ...
1,100 community rail volunteers and six local partnerships poised to play a key role in the Wales’ recovery

1,100 community rail volunteers and six local partnerships poised to play a key role in the Wales’ recovery

Members of a grassroots movement – including in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire – have continued to strive for Welsh communities and work towards a greener transport future, despite the pandemic.
Budget boost for major valleys rail test centre warmly welcomed

Budget boost for major valleys rail test centre warmly welcomed

The announcement of the funding award in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget speech today (March 3rd) was described as ...
Discover the wildlife of Burry Port

Discover the wildlife of Burry Port

In the second of our series on the birds, plants and animals you can discover near our railways and stations, we explore the wildlife of Burry Port with Paul Aubrey, education officer for Carmarthenshire Council’s Outdoor Recreation Service.
How Incredible Edible Carmarthenshire is transforming unused land in the county and feeding those in need.

How Incredible Edible Carmarthenshire is transforming unused land in the county and feeding those in need.

South West Wales Community Rail Partnership is currently exploring ways for Incredible Edible Carmarthenshire to transform an area of wasteland behind the westbound platform at Llanelli Railway Station into a large community garden. If it goes ahead, the project will be of huge benefit to the station and to the local area and its community and will serve as another key achievement by the team of volunteers at Incredible Edible Carmarthenshire.
Walking in Neath Port Talbot

Walking in Neath Port Talbot

Our rail network travels through some remarkable places, from historic towns to pretty villages and from beautiful ...
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