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Walking on the Gower

Walking on the Gower

by: Andrew Davies
Gower in South Wales is famous for its spectacular coastline and unspoilt beaches but the inland hills and ridges are also rich in wildlife, striking geology and archaeological and historical sites. The whole peninsula is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Just 25km by 13km, Gower packs in a glittering array of interesting features and all are easily accessible from Swansea, Mumbles or any of the other villages on the peninsula where you might want to base yourself. Despite its small area the Gower offers a huge range of walking including the famous coastline with long stretches of golden sand, towering cliffs, bird-filled saltmarshes and hidden coves, not forgetting there is plenty of interest inland.

The 30 day routes described in this guide cover lesser-known areas in all corners of this popular holiday destination, suitable for a wide range of walkers. Distances are from 2.5 miles up to 14 miles and there are clear route directions and OS 1:50,000 map extracts. Many routes follow a section of coast path to visit a secluded cove or wide beach, before climbing a ridge for panoramic views or leading up into a tranquil stream valley. There is plenty of information along the way on Gower's rich points of interest together with stunning colour photographs.

The walk locations are:
The Mumbles, Langland and Caswell - 7.25 miles
Caswell, Pwlldu and Bishopston Valley - 5.5 miles
Bishopston Valley - 4 miles
Pwlldu Head and Bishopston Valley - 5.25 miles
Pobbles, Three Cliffs Bay and Pennard Pill and Castle - 4 miles
Three Cliffs Bay, Pennard Pill, Ilston Cwm and Bishopston Valley - 9.5 miles
Pennard Pill, Three Cliffs Bay and Parc le Breos - 4.75 miles
Cefn Bryn, Broad Pool and Parc le Breos - 8.75 miles
Three Cliffs Bay, Tor Bay, Nicholaston Woods and Cefn Bryn - 6.25 miles
Millwood, Cefn Bryn, Reynoldston and Berry Wood - 6.25 miles
Penrice Castle, Cefn Bryn, Three Cliffs Bay and Oxwich NNR - 12 miles
Oxwich National Nature Reserve - 2.5 or 6 miles
Oxwich Point - 4.75 miles
Oxwich, Horton and Millwood - 9.5 miles
South Gower Cliffs and Port Eynon - 7.25 miles
Thurba Head and South Gower Cliffs - 5.25 miles
Rhossili Down, South Gower Cliffs and Port Eynon - 14 miles
Rhossili Down and Bay, Fall Bay and Mewslade Bay - 7.5 miles
Rhossili, Fall Bay and Mewslade Bay - 3.5 miles
Rhossili Down, Llanmadoc Hill and Broughton Burrows - 10.25 miles
Gower Coast NNR, Rhossili Down and Hardings Down - 13.75 miles
Mewslade Bay, Fall Bay, Rhossili Down and Hardings Down - 10 miles
Llanmadoc Hill, Llangennith, Burry Holms and Broughton Bay - 8 miles
Llanmadoc Hill, Broughton Bay and Whiteford NNR - 10.75 miles
Whiteford National Nature Reserve - 6 miles
Landimore Marsh, Cheriton, Burry Pill and Weobley Castle - 5.25 miles
Landimore Marsh, Arthur's Stone, Llanrhidian and Weobley Castle - 10 miles
Cefn Bryn, Llanrhidian and Weobley Castle - 7.25 miles
Llanrhidian and Weobley Castle - 3.5 miles
Llanrhidian, Cil Ifor Top, Parc le Breos and Cefn Bryn - 9.25 miles

ISBN 9781852848217 Pages 187 (2015) 115mm x 172mm

Price: 9.95