Opening times for 5 December 2023
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Parking in Southgate Car Park, suitable for disabled parking. National Trust members park for free.
Welcome on leads, please be aware of livestock
There is a shop and coffee shop in Southgate
There are pubs in Bishopston and Kittle
National Trust car park at Southgate with level access on tarmac path along some of the coastal path which later turns to grass path.
Accessible route and/or map
Some paths on the Pennard Cliffs are suitable for wheelchairs
Disabled parking spaces at Southgate Car Park
B4436 from Swansea and then minor road to Pennard and Southgate
Parking: Southgate car park (NT)
Numerous footpaths and bridleways
Gower Explorer, 14, 14a and 114. Call Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 22 33 or visit Traveline Cymru
See local cycle routes on the Sustrans website
Coast rich in history including soaring cliffs, caves where mammoths once lived, rare birds, ancient woodland and stories of smugglers.
Discover more about the common land at Pennard Cliffs which allows animals such as cattle and sheep, the right to graze and roam freely around the common.
Just metres from the world-famous beach at Rhosili Bay, this cottage offers a unique stay on the Gower Peninsula.
Dramatic sea views and cliff-top walks in all directions make this cottage a must-visit.
Spectacular cliffs, caves where mammoths once lived, rare birds, an underground river, bat roosts, silver lead mining, ancient woodland, smuggling and limestone quarrying are just a few of the wonders of this area.
There are also numerous archaeological features and two important caves – Bacon Hole and Minchin Hole. Long Ash Mine in Bishopston Valley was a silver lead mine and is now a roost for greater and lesser horseshoe bats.
Pwll Du Bay was once an extensive limestone quarry. The buildings that remain were once inns for the thirsty workers. The bay was also a popular smuggling cove with some of the contraband maybe being sold in the inns.
Pwll Du Head is the highest headland on Gower and offers fantastic views of Pennard Cliffs and the coastline towards Mumbles.
How about a walk from our car park along the flat, grassy cliff tops west towards Three Cliffs Bay or Pwll Du to the east. These cliffs are common land grazed by cattle and sheep. This grazing is important for the Chough, a rare member of the crow family.