Day one of the Gower Super Challenge walk
Crofty, Gower peninsulaRoute details and mapDownload as a print friendly PDF
This is the trail for day one of the two-day Gower Super Challenge walk that Mark Rowe, travel journalist, took part in. The route instructions are intended just as a guide; you can vary the route if you fancy it. Sensible walking gear, a map and a compass are essential.
- Download the walk for day two of the Gower Super Challenge
- Read more about the experiences Mark had during day one and day two of the Super Challenge
- Bus stop
Start: Crofty, grid ref: SS529951
Starting from the centre of Crofty head west along coast road, past Wernffrwd on B4295 to Llanrhidian. In village bear right at T-junction, straight ahead then left, up and to the right of the church into woodland.
Follow woodland and field paths to Landimore, turn right along lane and bear left to pick up coastal path again.
The late medieval sea wall at Landimore was built to drain the land on the inland side of the wall. A fantastic view-point across the marsh, especially at high tides when all you can see in front of you is water!
Just before North Hill Tor, take the steep path up through woods, past North Hill Farm and through Cheriton. After Brittania Inn, turn right down path below Cwm Ivy Woods to the Groose.
At end of the Groose, turn right and follow path through sands and three thickets of conifers to Whiteford Point.
You will pass islands of trees as you make your way out to Whiteford Point.
Turn south and walk across beach to Broughton Burrows. Follow the path through Delvid Burrows to the campsite and follow coast path signs for Bluepool, dropping down through Llangennith Burrows to beach. Walk due south for 1.5 miles (2.4km). Look for a waymarker pointing across the dunes, which will drop you into car park by caravan site.
Walk up to Hillend and road by entrance to caravan site. Take path up Rhossili Down. Keep along ridge, eventually dropping down to Rhossili village.
The Stone Age burial chambers, known as Sweynes Howes, on Rhossili down were constructed around 6,000 years ago.
End: Rhossili, grid ref: SS416880
- Trail: Walking
- Grade: Hard
- Distance: 20 miles (32km)
- Time: 6 hours to 8 hours
- OS Map: Landranger 159; Explorer 164
A mixture of terrain from pavements to sand and most surfaces in between. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on leads in some places.
- How to get here:
By train: nearest station is Swansea or Gowerton. See Traveline-Cymru
By bus: Gower Explorer 115, 116 and 119. See Traveline-Cymru
By car: Leave M4 junction 47 and take A483 towards Swansea. Turn right on A484 to Gowerton, then take B4295 to Crofty. Postcode SA4 3RY
- Telephone: 01792 390636
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/whiteford-and-north-gower/