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Walking Route:Wales Coast Path - Gower & Swansea Bay

Walking Route

Wales Coast Path

Wales Coast Path

Cyclist and walkers on Coast Path at Blackpill at sunrise

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Details

This stretch of the Path is an area of contrasts; from the stunning coastline of the Gower Peninsula, with its award winning golden beaches, to the busy seaside city of Swansea and spectacular views over Swansea Bay.

Suggested Walks:
Please note that distances are one way unless otherwise specified. Where public transport is shown, this means that the
start and finish points are linked (timetable dependent). The use of www.traveline-cymru.info to plan your journey is recommended.

1. LLANMADOC to RHOSSILI (10.75km / 6.75miles)
A walk along the western end of Gower passing Broughton Bay, Burry Holms island and taking in the length of Rhossili Bay. Tides permitting, there is an option to extend the walk to Worm’s Head. (Bus Sundays only)

2. RHOSILI to PORT EYNON (11.75km / 7.5miles)
This path follows a stretch of coast rich in wildlife with a spectacular and varied landscape. It passes through National Trust land, much of which is remote, rugged and wild. Port Eynon Bay was voted best British beach in 2011. (Bus)
Port Einon i Oxwich (7.25km / 4.5milltir)

3. PORT EYNON to OXWICH (7.25km / 4.5miles)
This path will take you through woodland and across open cliffs with the 16th Century Oxwich Castle and 13th Century
St Illtyd’s Church as highlights along the way. (Bus)

4. OXWICH to PENNARD CLIFFS (8.25km / 5.25miles)
A relatively easy walk with open stretches of sandy beaches and great views of Three Cliffs Bay, a spot noted for its beauty.
There are a few rock scrambles if you wish to take them. (Bus)

5. MUMBLES to SWANSEA (9.25km / 5.75miles)
In Mumbles, reward yourself with an ice cream while you explore the area. If the lifeboat station is open it is worth popping in to find out more about the vital and heroic role the RNLI has played in saving lives at sea here and throughout the country. Walk to the city along Swansea’s famous promenade (site of the world’s first passenger railway) with views across the bay back to Mumbles Head. (Bus)

6. BAGLAN to MARGAM COUNTRY PARK (11km / 7miles)
To enjoy the best views of the coast, the upland route takes you along historic sea cliffs which overlook Port Talbot. This
walk offers great views of the Bristol Channel with a superb opportunity to view how industry sits within this coastal
setting. Explore interesting relics along the way including the ruins of the Chapel of Mary. (Bus & Train)

A coastal walk should always be a safe and enjoyable experience and you should leave the environment as you found it.
• Stay on the Path and away from cliff edges.
• Wear boots and warm, waterproof clothing.
• Take extra care in windy and/or wet conditions.
• Always supervise children.
• Remember that mobile signal can be patchy in some coastal destinations.
• If you have restricted mobility, visit:www.walescoastpath.gov.uk for suggestions on suitable walks.
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Please follow the Countryside Code:
• Be safe - plan ahead and follow any signs.
• Leave gates and property as you find them.
• Protect plants and animals, and take your litter home.
• Keep dogs under close control.

Address

Llanmadoc - Margam Country Park,
SA3 1DA

Directions

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Map reference: SS 448934  Lat: 51.61814 Long: -4.24238