Wales – Gower, Swansea
Distance: 24½km/15 miles
Where: Linear walk along the south Gower coast from Penmaen to Rhossili.
Start/End: Cefn Bryn car park, Penmaen (SS531888).
End: Rhossili bus stop (SS416881).
Terrain: Well signed coastal path along cliff-tops and beaches. If possible, avoid high spring tide for the ﬁ rst half of the route in order to walk the beaches to Oxwich and Port Eynon (the lower the tide, the better).
Maps: OS Explorer 164; Landranger 159.
In 1956, the Gower Peninsula was the first area in Britain to be designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Despite its modest size it’s blessed with a varied landscape, ranging from the beautiful beaches and dramatic cliffs of the south coast, to the salt marshes of the north, and the heather-clad inland hills. Much of its wonderful coastline is also protected by the National Trust. This route starts near the delectable Three Cliffs Bay on the south Gower coast – a finalist in the ITV series Britain’s Favourite View, championed by another local beauty, Katherine Jenkins – and heads west to finish at Rhossili. Here the wild stretch of limestone coast culminates in the promontory of Worms Head, which marks the most westerly tip of Gower. A fitting finale to a marvellously scenic walk.
Click below to see a route profile and view the route on an Ordnance Survey map