Walking on Gower

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Walking on Gower.

Language: ENGLISH.
Author: Andrew Davies.

The 30 circular routes in this guidebook to walking on the Gower peninsula, in South Wales, visit its famous rugged coastlines as well as the little-explored inland valleys and ridges. The walks avoid the crowds so you can enjoy the landscape's unspoilt peace. Packed with historical and geological information. Illustrated with stunning photos.

Wild winter storms promise dramatic seascapes; in springtime cliffs and valleys are carpeted in flowers; summer months allow a refreshing dip along a coastal walk.
Mumbles is the largest village at the eastern end of Gower.
Only short ascents but some of the footpaths are uneven in places; variety of routes with differing lengths to suit every ability.
Must See.
Gower is an exceptional area for coastal landscapes, wildlife and geology; scenic, unspoilt beaches; rich cultural history.

Gower in South Wales is famous for its spectacular coastline and unspoilt beaches but the inland hills and ridges are also rich in wildlife, striking geology and archaeological and historical sites. The whole peninsula is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Many routes follow a section of coast path to visit a secluded cove or wide beach, before climbing a ridge for panoramic views or leading up into a tranquil stream valley. There is plenty of information along the way on Gower's rich points of interest.

Just 25km by 13km, Gower packs in a glittering array of interesting features and all are easily accessible from Swansea, Mumbles or any of the other villages on the peninsula where you might want to base yourself.

The 30 day routes described in this guide cover lesser-known areas in all corners of this popular holiday destination, suitable for a wide range of walkers.

  • 30 circular routes from 4km to 22km in length
  • illustrated with OS map extracts and stunning photography
  • full of fascinating information to help walkers make the most of their time on Gower