A linear, half-day low hills and fells (below 600m) walk in Wales starting at Knelston, Swansea, about 9km (roughly 6 miles) long and suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs.
The Gower Peninsula, just beyond Swansea, is a fine place for walking. For excellent views across this region, do this short walk up the Old Red Sandstone ridge of Cefn Bryn, the second highest point. Start from Knelston and climb over the hill to Penmaen. Both villages have good bus links to Swansea, and to each other.
Knelston, OS Grid: SS468889 End: A4118, Ilston, OS Grid: SS531887 Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)Start:
Knelston, OS Grid: SS468889 End: A4118, Ilston, OS Grid: SS531887 Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)
About 2 km (roughly 2 miles) from 1OS Grid: SS480899
Pass through the town to the ascent up Cefn Bryn on the northern side. The path up starts just by the Post Office. Beware - it's a steep climb! when you reach the top, pick up the bridleway that runs along the length of the ridge.
About 1 km (roughly 1 miles) from 3OS Grid: SS492898
Cefn Bryn is known as the backbone of Gower, and as you walk along it, you will soon see why. Stuck near the centre, it offers fantastic views all over the peninsula. You may also find yourself sharing the view with sheep or wild ponies.
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