Explore the wonderful Gower AONB on this series of coastal walks in Wales. In 1956, Gower became the first area in the United Kingdom to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is a fantastic area for walking with miles of coastal paths, beautiful bays and national nature reserves with sand dunes, lakes and a variety of coastal flora and fauna.
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You can also view an overview map of all the routes in the using the Gower Walk Map>>
|Bishopston Valley||2 miles (3 km)||This walk takes you through a beautiful wooded valley to the stunning beach at Pwll Du Bay. It's a delightful tranquil area with the running water of the river and interesting flora and fauna. View Full Details>>|
|Cefn Bryn||7 miles (12 km)||This super walk in the Gower AONB takes you along an elevated sandstone ridge known as the 'backbone of Gower'. With a high point of 188m/617 ft the walk is quite challenging but you are rewarded with wonderful views of the coastline and countryside of the Gower Peninsula. View Full Details>>|
|Gower Way||35 miles (56 km)||This walk takes you through the stunning Gower AONB from Penlle'r Castell in the north, to Rhossili on the Gower Peninsula, in the south. The route was inaugurated by the Prince of Wales in 1998 and takes you past a variety of impressive historical sites, including ancient cairns, standing stones and Norman chapels. View Full Details>>|
|Lliw Reservoir||2 miles (3 km)||This is a nice walk between Lower Lliw Reservoir and Upper Lliw Reservoir, using a section of the Gower Way long distance trail. It's about a 2 mile walk between the reservoirs, so 4 miles there and back. It's a resonably flat path with a moderate climb towards the end as you approach the upper reservoir. The reservoirs are in a delightfully quiet spot with lovely views of the surrounding hills and countryside. Look out for wildlife including Canadian geese on the water. View Full Details>>|
|Mumbles Circular||3 miles (5.5 km)||This circular walk takes you around the Mumbles headland on the western edge of Swansea Bay, just south of Swansea. It starts by the bus station and information centre near Oystermouth Castle. It's well worth exploring the ruins of the 12 century Norman Castle before starting the coastal walk. There are lovely views over the bay from the castle grounds. View Full Details>>|
|Oxwich Bay Circular||4 miles (6.5 km)||This circular walk explores the area surrounding Oxwich Bay on the Gower Peninsula. The Travel Magazine named Oxwich beach the most beautiful in Britain. View Full Details>>|
|Pennard Castle||4 miles (6 km)||Visit this ruined 12th century castle and explore the beautiful Pennard Burrows on this circular walk on the Gower Peninsula. It's a stunning area with a wooded valley and the fresh water river of Pennard Pill. View Full Details>>|
|Rhossili||2 miles (4 km)||This circular walk takes you around the Rhossili headland on the beautiful Gower Peninsula. View Full Details>>|
|Rhossili Bay||3 miles (5.5 km)||A circular walk taking you along the beautiful Rhossili Bay before a climb to Rhossili Down for wonderful views along the Gower Coast. View Full Details>>|
|Three Cliffs Bay||4 miles (6 km)||This walk visits the stunning Three Cliffs Bay on the Gower Peninsula before exploring the adjacent woodland of Nicholaston Burrows. It's an exceptionally beautiful area with the view over Three Cliffs Bay nominated for 'Britain's Best View' in a recent television programme. The area includes sand dunes, salt marsh and the signature three limestone cliffs. The lovely stream of Pennard Pill also flows into the middle of the bay. You can continue your walk along the cliff top to the pretty Nicholaston Burrows where you will find woodland trails and interesting flora such as bloody cranesbill, pyramidal orchids and a number of lichen species. View Full Details>>|
|Whiteford Sands||4 miles (6 km)||This beautiful nature reserve on the North Gower coast has lovely walking trails through woodland and sand dunes with nice coastal views. The area is fantastic for wildlife watching with several species of wading birds and wildfowl too look out for. View Full Details>>|
|Worm's Head||5 miles (8 km)||Visit this spectacular promontory in Rhossili on this wonderful coastal walk on the Gower Coast. Worm's Head is shaped like a giant sea-serpent and marks the most westerly tip of Gower. It's a unique place and one of the most fascinating features of this beautiful area of Wales. View Full Details>>|
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