|Suitable for:||Experienced walkers, due to length.|
|Terrain:||Covers fields, farm tracks, woodland and moorland (including stream crossings), with some short sections on road and metalled track.|
|Distance covered:||15 miles / 24km.|
|Average time:||9 hours.|
This is the longest section of the Gower Way, It’s a relatively long walk, best suited to experienced walkers. The Gower Way Northern Sector runs north-east from Gowerton through the Lliw Valley to the historic ruined fort of Penlle’r Castell on the summit of Mynydd y Betws.
O.S. Explorer map nos. 164/165 (1:25,000), and O.S. Landranger map no. 159 (1:50,000) cover this walk route.
Strong shoes or boots and waterproof clothing are advisable
This part of the Gower Way crosses a number of streams, and some sections may be very wet underfoot. Towards the end of the walk, you may find a compass very useful.
Full details of this walk are described in The Gower Society’s leaflet, Gower Way: Gowerton to Penlle’r Castell.
The above information is an extract from: Gower Way: Gowerton to Penlle’r Castell by The Gower Society, available from Swansea Tourist Information Centre.
Swansea Council Countryside Access team
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With nearly 400 miles’ worth of rights of way, Swansea Bay offers many memorable walking routes, from short family trips, taking in many of the small churches and landmarks in the area, to routes for the more experienced, with breathtaking views of the Gower Peninsula. Read more: