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Day two of the Gower Super Challenge walk

Walking trail

Day two of a two-day walk on the stunning Gower peninsula by travel journalist Mark Rowe. The walk route is intended as a guide only; you may well discover your own. Sensible walking gear, a map and a compass are essential.

View over Three Cliffs Bay

Map

Map route for day two of the Gower Super Challenge walk

Start:

Rhossili grid ref: SS416880

1

From Rhossili take the coast path along headland above Mewslade Bay, Red Chamber, The Knave and Foxhole Slade.

2

Follow the coast path sign south, down the valley to Overton Cliff. Bear left along the path, following the coast path to the Gower monument on top of Port-Eynon Point.

3

Follow the coast path through Horton (there's no footpath up from the eastern end of Port-Eynon Bay), above The Sands and on to Oxwich Point.

4

Keep to the outer path around Oxwich Point, which, on its eastern side, leads uphill through woods. Follow this path before dropping down long staircase and past St Illtyd's Church.

5

Cross the bay. At high tide you'll need to pick up the coast path behind Nicholaston Burrows via the bridge (grid ref. SS874518). Otherwise, walk in front of Little Tor and climb the path to the clifftop from the cove. At the top, drop down, heading north, to the beach.

6

At low tide you can walk across Three Cliffs Bay, otherwise you'll need to climb the steep path to Notthill and then drop down the beach and cross via the stepping stones. Scramble up the dunes on the other side and follow paths towards the headland above Pobbles Beach and east again, keeping well to the south of the golf course.

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7

Follow the headland path past Fox Hole and on to Pwll Du Head. The path contours around the top of the head and drops steeply down and up to Pennard Farm. Follow the lane downhill from the farm and bear right in front of house, through woodlands to Pwll Du Bay.

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8

Head up the valley, keeping to the left bank. The trails are muddy here, sometimes indistinct, but soon become clear again. Follow paths first for Bishopston and Kittle, then for the church. You also need to watch out for occasional guzzle holes, where you may suddenly find yourself waist-deep, though you can usually feel for these as you go along. The water is often too muddy to see to the bottom, but keep to the sides and you should be OK. If you don't fancy the river walk, where the river first disappears, and you walk on the dry bed, take any of the signposted tracks for Bishopston (grid ref. SS576888) via Longash Farm.

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End:

Bishopston, grid ref: SS578893

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Day two of the Gower Super Challenge walk

Terrain

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 two of the Gower Super Challenge walk

Contact us

Day two of the Gower Super Challenge walk

How to get here

Address
Rhossili, Gower peninsula
By train

The nearest train station is Swansea or Gowerton. Rhossili is 19 miles (30.5km) by road

By road

From Swansea follow A4118 and then B4247. Car park situated at end of the village. Postcode SA3 1PR

By bus

Gower Explorer 118 and 119, bus stop is two minutes from start of walk. See Traveline Cymru

Day two of the Gower Super Challenge walk

Facilities and access

  • Toilets - between car park and National Trust shop
  • Café - in village (not National Trust)
  • Pub - available opposite car park (not National Trust)