Nature's hairdryer, Worm's Head, Rhossili
Worm’s Head at Rhossili is my favourite place on Gower to escape to for a ‘get-away-from-it-all walk’.
On a weekend, when the tides are right (it’s accessible a couple of hours either side of low tide), I love to just pack up a picnic and head to Rhossili, across the rocky causeway and have lunch sitting on the outer head. Out there the views over Rhossili Bay are the most amazing you’ll get anywhere on Gower.
The first time I ‘walked the Worm’, my children were about six and ten. Even though the terrain is uneven and craggy in parts, my kids managed to scramble over the causeway much more easily than I did.
The blow-hole on the outer head always fascinates the kids – nature’s own hairdryer as I like to call it.
If you are lucky, you’ll get to see grey seals basking on the rocks below, and there’s always a great selection of seabirds to be found – guillemots, kittiwakes, razorbills, oystercatchers, and also the occasional puffin on the sea.
Worm’s Head truly is magical – my special place!