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Walks around Gower

Walks around Gower

by: Les Lumsdon and Mike Ledlie
Gower was the first 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' in Britain. It has a surprising variety of scenery, both along the coast and inland. Indeed coastal scenery features strongly in this guide, with several of Gower's Nature Reserves being located on the coast. The coastline varies considerably, with rocky limestone cliffs, outcrops and small beaches to the south; the long sandy beaches of Rhossili and Whiteford to the west and the salt marshes and tidal flats of the Burry inlet and River Loughor to the north. The hills of the peninsulas well as offering a range of great views, pass prehistoric sites, holy and other wells (the underlying limestone gives rise to many springs), church and castle sites, as well as other local nature reserves. Riverside and woodland walks lead into some of the more secluded parts of the area.

There are 30 walks in this guide each with clear directions in numbered paragraphs and sketch maps. Route summaries, starting grid references and public transport details are also provided. Most of the walks are circular and distances are mainly between 2 and 5 miles.

The walk locations are:
Oystermouth and Limeslade Bay - 4 miles
Caswell Bay and Bishops Wood - 2 miles
Caswell Bay and Oystermouth - 4.5 miles
Caswell Bay and Pwlldu Bay - 4.5 miles
Kittle and Pwlldu Bay - 5.5 miles
Pennard Cliffs and Pwlldu Bay - 4.5 miles
Pennard (West Cliff) and Parkmill - 5 miles
Parc-le-Breos Woodlands - 4 miles
Parkmill, Ilston and Ilston Cwm - 5 miles
Cefn Bryn and Arthur's Stone - 6.5 miles
Penmaen Burrows - 3.5 miles
Penmaen and Nicholaston Burrows - 3 miles
Oxwich Burrows and Beach - 3 miles
Oxwich Headland - 5 miles
Port Eynon Bay - 3.5 miles
Port Eynon Headland - 3 miles
Rhossili, Port Eynon and Scurlage - 9 miles (linear)
Rhossili, Mewslade Bay and Worm's Head - 4.5 miles
Rhossili Down and Beach - 4.5 miles
Llanddewi and Rhossili - 4 miles (linear)
Llangennith, Rhossili Bay and Burry Holms - 6 miles
Broughton Bay - 3.5 miles
Whiteford National Nature Reserve - 5 miles
Llanmadoc Village, woods and sea wall - 3.5 miles
Llanmadoc Hill - 3.5 miles
Gelli-hir Wood - 1 mile
Burry Pill and Tor Gro from Llanmadoc - 6 miles
Landimore, Weobley Castle and Llanrhidian - 3 miles
Parc-le-Breos Woods and Cefn Bryn - 8 miles
Parkmill to Three Crosses - 6.5 miles (linear)

For a map of the walk locations click the link below the 'Add to Cart' button

ISBN 9781908748386 Pages 44 (2016) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 5.95