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Across Gower

A moderate walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) starting and finishing in West Glamorgan, Wales, about 17.71km (11.00 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 5:15. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 397m (1302ft)
Loss 336m (1102ft)
Max. Elevation 190m (623ft)
Elevation (total) 733m (2404ft)
Start
Parkmill
End
Swansea
Distance 17.71km
(11mi)
Duration ~5:15
Difficulty  
Moderate
Ordnance Survey Map
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 08 Jun 2013
If you haven't been to Gower before, the views on this walk will make you wonder why you left it so long. There's nothing too taxing, but it's a fair old hike; luckily it finishes at the beach. Gower is very well served with buses from Swansea.

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Waypoints

OS Grid SS544892
Take the bus to Parkmill, which stops near the Gower Visitor Centre.
Pennard Pill About 0.99 km (~0.62 miles) from
OS Grid SS539883
Take the path down to the stepping stones at Pennard Pill. Note that if the tide is in, you will have to take the road from the Gower Heritage Centre.
Penmaen About 0.93 km (~0.58 miles) from
OS Grid SS531887
At Penmaen follow the path marked to Cefn Bryn.
Cefn Bryn About 1.38 km (~0.86 miles) from
OS Grid SS517889
A short sharp climb to the highest point of this red sandstone ridge, but then it's a gentle downhill all the way.
Arthur's Stone About 2.72 km (~1.69 miles) from
OS Grid SS492899
You can pop over to see Arthur's Stone if that's your thing.
Fairyhill About 2.90 km (~1.8 miles) from
OS Grid SS467915
Continue down to Fairyhill where you cross the road.
Ryer's Down About 1.24 km (~0.77 miles) from
OS Grid SS456920
None of the hills on the Gower are that big, but they add up if you do them all in one day. Next up is Ryer's Down.
Near Cheriton About 1.41 km (~0.88 miles) from
OS Grid SS444928
Cross another road near the village of Cheriton, then turn southwest for the final leg.
Llanngenith About 2.11 km (~1.31 miles) from
OS Grid SS427916
Climb Llanmadoc Hill and drop into Llanngenith.
Hillend Burrows About 1.30 km (~0.81 miles) from
OS Grid SS418907
Decision time – high road or low road? Maybe you take the high road, and I'll etc etc.
Rhossili Down About 2.06 km (~1.28 miles) from
OS Grid SS420887
One path heads along the beach, one along Rhossili Down. The second option is my tip.
Rhossili About 0.67 km (~0.42 miles) from
OS Grid SS417881
Finish in Rhossili for a drink or some chips overlooking the beach.

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24 Apr 2014
Ponies

I did this walk again in March, makes for a great day out. Loads of ponies of Cefn Bryn and we had a dramatic thunder storm over the Worm's Head at the end.

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