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Walking on Gower

30 walks exploring the AONB peninsula in South Wales

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.

Seasons

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

Centres

Mumbles is the largest village at the eastern end of Gower

Difficulty

only short ascents but some of the footpaths are uneven in places; a 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 combine with a rich cultural history
ISBN
9781852848217
Availability
Published
Published
14 Oct 2015
Reprinted
21 Nov 2022
Edition
Second
Pages
192
Size
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.15cm
Weight
220g
Overview

A guidebook to 30 day walks in the Gower National Landscape. Exploring the rich variety of landscapes across this beautiful area of South Wales, the walks are suitable for all abilities, from gentle strolls to more strenuous and demanding walks.

The walks range in length from 4 to 23km (3–14 miles) and can be enjoyed in 2–5 hours. Many of the walks take in sections of the Wales Coast Path.

  • 1:50,000 OS maps included for each walk
  • Detailed information on refreshments and transport options for each walk
  • Easy access from Swansea
  • Local points of interest are featured including Rhossili and Three Cliffs Bay
  • Information included on geology, history and archaeology

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Andy Davies Cicerone author ADAVIE

By Andy Davies

Andy has been a professional photographer for over 20 years and specialises in wildlife and landscape photography. He moved to West Wales in 1999 to be immersed in the environment which inspires him and wrote and photographed Coastline Wales in 2008. He regularly takes his stills and video cameras underwater and is currently working on a number of new books and video projects. A former university lecturer, he now combines his love of photography and his passion for passing on skills to others in a series of photographic and video workshops in West Wales. He is also an external tutor for Aberystwyth University in outdoor and wildlife photography.

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