Coastal routes, clifftop paths and countryside trails all conveniently located within 50 miles of glorious coastline.
The Gower Coast Path winds around the landscape of Swansea Bay and the Gower Peninsula morphing from wide expanses of golden sand and craggy wave-splashed cliffs, to the nooks and crannies of secret coves. This varied landscape keeps you interested, as the walking experience keeps changing and the wildlife encountered keeps changing with the scenery too! You can experience limestone cliffs, marshland and dune habitats all in one walk – so keep those binoculars handy!
Gower’s still gorgeous inland too – this captivating combination of coast and countryside must be why it was the first place in the UK to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Pack up your rucksack and embark on the Gower Way – starting from the highest hills of Rural Swansea, along the ‘backbone’ of Gower, ‘Cefn’ Bryn, all the way to its wildest, remotest spot; the iconic promontory of Worm’s Head, which reaches out into the Atlantic swell at Rhossili. This is a favourite for flora and fauna spotters – seabirds, seals, dolphins and porpoises can be seen in the sea and sky!
Whether you’re ticking the Gower Coast Path or Gower Way off your walkers’ top ten or want to enjoy a country walk during a city break in Swansea. Even our remotest walks are within a short drive of the buzz of Swansea city centre for theatre, restaurants, galleries, museums and landscaped gardens. So whether you’re looking for a real rural retreat and only want to see green and blue during your break – you can definitely do that here – but if you’re looking for the best of both – you can do that here too.
This year’s UK walking break – sorted!
This is handy – download a copy of our Gower Coast Path Guide before you visit – it’s got the Coast Path covered – but also shows a wide range of other walking routes in the area. You can also pick up a copy once you’re there.