4.5 of 5 (8 votes)

Across Gower

A moderate walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) starting and finishing in West Glamorgan, Wales, about 18.20km (11.31 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 6:30h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 397m (1302ft)
Descent 336m (1102ft)
Max. Elevation 190m (623ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 733m (2404ft)
Distance 18.20km
Duration ~6:30h
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.

Walk Functions


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Take the bus to Parkmill, which stops near the Gower Visitor Centre.
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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.
About 0.99 km (~0.62 miles) from
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At Penmaen follow the path marked to Cefn Bryn.
About 0.93 km (~0.58 miles) from
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A short sharp climb to the highest point of this red sandstone ridge, but then it's a gentle downhill all the way.
About 1.38 km (~0.86 miles) from
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You can pop over to see Arthur's Stone if that's your thing.
About 2.72 km (~1.69 miles) from
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Continue down to Fairyhill where you cross the road.
About 2.90 km (~1.8 miles) from
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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.
About 1.24 km (~0.77 miles) from
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Cross another road near the village of Cheriton, then turn southwest for the final leg.
About 1.41 km (~0.88 miles) from
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Climb Llanmadoc Hill and drop into Llanngenith.
About 2.11 km (~1.31 miles) from
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Decision time – high road or low road? Maybe you take the high road, and I'll etc etc.
About 1.30 km (~0.81 miles) from
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One path heads along the beach, one along Rhossili Down. The second option is my tip.
About 2.06 km (~1.28 miles) from
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Finish in Rhossili for a drink or some chips overlooking the beach.
About 0.67 km (~0.42 miles) from

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24 Apr 2014

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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