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The 30 circular routes in this guide to walking on the Gower peninsula, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in South Wales, cover the rugged coastline, beaches and inland valleys and ridges. The walks visit a variety of landscapes and range from 2½ to 14 miles long. Packed with historical and geological information.
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This guidebook presents 30 circular day walks across the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, taking in the rich variety of landscapes across this beautiful area of South Wales. Ranging from 2½ to 14 miles long, there are walks to suit all abilities. The peninsula is famous for its spectacularly steep, rugged coastline and golden sandy beaches but this guide also takes walkers to the inland valleys, hills and ridges little explored by most holidaymakers.
Routes are illustrated with OS mapping extracts and inspiring photography and accompanied by a route summary table to help you choose walks to suit your location and ability. Along the way, the author provides a wealth of information on plants, animals, geology, history and archaeology of a region. There is something for everyone, all within a compact area easily accessible from Swansea and Mumbles.
Coastal areas such as those around Langland, Oxwich and Port Eynon are well frequented, but this guidebook concentrates on places where walkers can escape the crowds to find peace and solitude in this exceptionally beautiful and unspoilt countryside.
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|Transport to and around Gower|
|Staying in Gower|
|Using this guide|
|Walk 1 The Mumbles, Langland and Caswell|
|Walk 2 Caswell, Pwlldu and Bishopston Valley|
|Walk 3 Bishopston Valley|
|Walk 4 Pwlldu Head and Bishopston Valley|
|Walk 5 Pobbles, Three Cliffs Bay and Pennard Pill and Castle|
|Walk 6 Three Cliffs Bay, Pennard Pill, Ilston Cwm and Bishopston Valley|
|Walk 7 Pennard Pill, Three Cliffs Bay and Parc le Breos|
|Walk 8 Cefn Bryn, Broad Pool and Parc le Breos|
|Walk 9 Three Cliffs Bay, Tor Bay, Nicholaston Woods and Cefn Bryn|
|Walk 10 Millwood, Cefn Bryn, Reynoldston and Berry Wood|
|Walk 11 Penrice Castle, Cefn Bryn, Three Cliffs Bay and Oxwich NNR|
|Walk 12 Oxwich National Nature Reserve|
|Walk 13 Oxwich Point|
|Walk 14 Oxwich, Horton and Millwood|
|Walk 15 South Gower Cliffs and Port Eynon|
|Walk 16 Thurba Head and South Gower Cliffs|
|Walk 17 Rhossili Down, South Gower Cliffs and Port Eynon|
|Walk 18 Rhossili Down and Bay, Fall Bay and Mewslade Bay|
|Walk 19 Rhossili, Fall Bay and Mewslade Bay|
|Walk 20 Rhossili Down, Llanmadoc Hill and Broughton Burrows|
|Walk 21 Gower Coast NNR, Rhossili Down and Hardings Down|
|Walk 22 Mewslade Bay, Fall Bay, Rhossili Down and Hardings Down|
|Walk 23 Llanmadoc Hill, Llangennith, Burry Holms and Broughton Bay|
|Walk 24 Llanmadoc Hill, Broughton Bay and Whiteford NNR|
|Walk 25 Whiteford National Nature Reserve|
|Walk 26 Landimore Marsh, Cheriton, Burry Pill and Weobley Castle|
|Walk 27 Landimore Marsh, Arthur’s Stone, Llanrhidian and Weobley Castle|
|Walk 28 Cefn Bryn, Llanrhidian and Weobley Castle|
|Walk 29 Llanrhidian and Weobley Castle|
|Walk 30 Llanrhidian, Cil Ifor Top, Parc le Breos and Cefn Bryn|
|Appendix A Walk summary table|
|Appendix B Index of information boxes|
|Appendix C Useful websites|