Day one of the Gower Super Challenge walk
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.
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.
The late medieval sea wall at Landimore was built to drain the land on the inland side of the wall. A fantastic viewpoint across the marsh, especially at high tide 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 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.
Islands of trees
You will pass islands of trees as you make your way out to Whiteford Point.
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.
The Stone Age burial chambers, known as Sweynes Howes, on Rhossili Down were constructed around 6,000 years ago.
Rhosili, grid ref: SS416880
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