The Gower is one of the finest and unspoilt coastlines of the whole Wales Coast Path with its abundance of award winning golden beaches and natural beauty. A short trail, only 43 miles long, consisting of numerous nature and wildlife reserves, Sites of Special Scientific Interest and Special Areas of Conservation. The area was also the first ever designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The terrain along The Gower Coast Path is diverse with a number of steep ascents up cliff tops and marshy landscapes which can be difficult in bad weather.
The Gower offers the finest coastal walking in the UK and as the coastal path comes closer to The Mumbles and Swansea, look out for choughs and peregrines, guillemots, razor bills and kittiwakes as well as Atlantic grey seals.
Lava bread, a traditional Welsh dish, made from boiled lava seaweed is synonymous with the Gower. Some of the accommodations will offer this delicacy as part of their breakfast menu! Close to the path in various areas, you can visit standing stones, ancient burial sites, medieval castles and churches.
Penclawdd to Mumbles
6 Nights, 5 Days Walking
Day 1: Own Arrival to your first accommodation
Day 2: Penclawdd to Llanmadoc 9 miles/14.4 km Oystercatchers, redshank and sandpipers are on the list of things to see as you walk along this low-level section. The path keeps close to the vast open salt marsh which is part of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
Day 3: Llanmadoc to Hillend/Llangennith 8 miles/12.8km A dramatic and varied section of the North Gower Coast, combining dunes, marshland, cliffs and forests. The rusting Victorian lighthouse at Whitford Point is accessible at low tide, as well as the small island of Burry Holmes
Day 4: Hillend/Llangennith to Port Eynon 9.4 miles/15.3km After an overnight stop at one of Gower’s quaint villages, Llangennith, head for Rhossili Beach. Once again, tide permitting, cross over the promontory of Worms Head. Experience the finest coastal walking in the UK as the limestone cliffs and formations lead to the stunning beach and village of Port Eynon
Day 5: Port Eynon to Pennard/Southgate 9.4 miles/15.3km The trail continues close to the sea below limestone cliffs to Oxwich National Nature Reserve. Look out for choughs on the dunes and sandy beaches leading to the fascinating Three Cliffs Bay. Three Cliffs Bay was named in the top 20 beaches in Europe for 2018. The day ends at the welcoming café at Pennard Stores
Day 6: Southgate to Mumbles 7.5 miles/12 km Rugged coastal scenery as you pass through the various bays – Pwll Du Bay, Brandy Cove, Casswell Bay, Langland Bay and finally Mumbles with its lighthouse and pier. Fascinating names, each with its own history and some supernatural legends
Day 7: Own Departure from your last accommodation