Day one of the Gower Super Challenge walk

Walking trail

This is the trail for day one of the two-day Gower Super Challenge walk that Mark Rowe, the 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.

View of the dunes and beach at Whiteford Burrows


Map of Day 1 Gower Super Challenge Walk


Crofty, grid ref: SS529951


Starting from the centre of Crofty head west along coast road, past Wernffrwd on B4295 to Llanrhidian. In the village bear right at T-junction, then go straight ahead, then left, up and to the right of the church into the woodland.


Follow woodland and field paths to Landimore, turn right along lane and bear left to pick up coastal path again.

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Just before North Hill Tor, take the steep path up through woods, past North Hill Farm and through Cheriton. After Britannia Inn, turn right down the path below Cwm Ivy Woods to the Groose.


At end of the Groose, turn right and follow path through the sands and three thickets of conifers to Whiteford Point.

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Turn south and walk across the 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 the 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 the caravan site. Take path up Rhossili Down. Keep along ridge, eventually dropping down to the village.

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Rhosili, grid ref: SS416880

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Day one of the Gower Super Challenge walk


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.

Day one of the Gower Super Challenge walk

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Day one of the Gower Super Challenge walk

How to get here

Crofty, Gower peninsula
By train

Nearest station is Swansea or Gowerton. See Traveline-Cymru

By road

Leave M4 junction 47 and take A483 towards Swansea. Turn right on A484 to Gowerton, then take B4295 to Crofty. Postcode SA4 3RY

By bus

Gower Explorer 115, 116 and 119.  See Traveline-Cymru

Day one of the Gower Super Challenge walk

Facilities and access

  • Car park near Whiteford (not National Trust), otherwise street parking
  • Small shop and tea-room in Llanmadoc (not National Trust)