Simply put, the Gower is gorgeous. Declared as ‘An area of outstanding natural beauty’ over 50 years ago, the peninsula offers a peaceful haven, away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. At only 16 miles long, its size does not reflect its landscape which is rich and diverse; Golden beaches line the shore, framed by spectacular cliffs and open moorland blends with lush countryside, peppered with historic features. The two walks we are offering show you some of the very best this area has to offer and with the help of our experienced guides you can learn about the local history and tradition and discover the abundance of wildlife.
Day 1: Cardiff
Your holiday begins when you board our private coach in the early morning and travel to Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. Cardiff’s history dates back to the Roman times and there are a number of castles and historic sites. The ‘big 3’ attractions are Cardiff Castle, the Millennium Stadium and the National Museum all close to each other in the city centre. There are many other attractions as well as a generous number of shops. There are also plenty of places for you to relax and enjoy some food and drink. After some free time we continue to our hotel for your included evening meal.
Day 2: Guided Walk
After your included breakfast we travel to Llanmadoc to meet our guides for todays walks. We walk along the beach, and along the magnificent sand dunes of Broughton Burrows, Llangennith Burrows and Hillend Burrows. We make a stop for lunch (not included) before continuing along Rhossili Bay, the best beach in the UK, and look out to Worm’s Head, a spectacular view. We finish in Rossili village, where you can purchase a refreshing ice cream or drink at the Worm’s Head Hotel before returning to our hotel by coach for your included evening meal. Today’s walk is approximately 7.5 miles.
Day 3: Guided Walk
After your included breakfast we check out of our hotel and travel to Penrice Castle Lodge to meet our guides. We follow the lane towards Penrice itself before joining the path through Nicholaston Wood which takes us over Penmaen Burrows to Three Cliffs Bay, a famous local beauty spot. Our route takes us past the ruins of Pennard Castle to Parkmill where we stop for lunch at the Gower Inn (not included). After lunch we commence the return journey, arriving back in the mid to late evening. Today’s walk is approximately 4.5 miles.
Safety and Comfort: The walks advertised in this brochure are designed and led by an experienced walking guide. They are suitable for anyone who is fully mobile and reasonably fit (you need to be able to climb a stile without difficulty) and they are relatively easy, though we realise everyone has their own pace so for your own health and safety there will also be a back marker to guide you. It is essential that you wear the appropriate footwear - either strong shoes or boots which give ankle support (boots are obviously the better option, plimsolls are definitely not!) with soles which give a good grip as you are walking in the countryside where surfaces may be uneven or wet. We recommend that new boots are worn in for your own comfort. A waterproof coat, warm clothes and comfortable trousers are also strongly advisable. A rucksack or backpack is recommended to carry any extra clothes (you never know what the British weather has in store!) and a drink would be helpful to avoid dehydration. Don't forget your binoculars / cameras either! Please note: Routes may be altered due to weather conditions. If you are not wearing suitable clothing, the walking guide has the right to stop you from participating for your own health and safety.