Rhossili to Penmaen - The Gower Way (Southern Sector)

C 20th February 2014    T Challenging Walking Route, Gower, Outdoors, The Gower Way, Walking, Walking Route, Walks

Looking back at Rhossili Bay from Worm's Head

Walk Overview

Walk grade: Strenuous.
Route type: Linear.
Suitable for: Experienced walkers, due to length.
Terrain: The walk covers field, farm tracks, climbing steps, woodland and moorland.
Start: The former Coastguard Lookout building opposite Worm’s Head (the building is now a CCW information centre).
Finish: Penmaen.
Distance covered: 8 miles / 13 km.
Average time: 4-5 hours.


Discover the stunning Gower Peninsula as you make your way from Rhossili to Penmaen along the Gower Way Southern Sector.

Rhossili to Penmaen is a relatively long but rewarding walk, best suited to experienced walkers.


Useful information

Public Transport: Yes.
Car parking: Available at Rhossili (private parking fee).
Refreshments: Available at Worm’s Head Hotel and shop (near car park), petrol station (en route), King Arthur Hotel in Reynoldston.
Public toilets: Available at bottom of Rhossili car park, Worm’s Head Hotel, petrol station and King Arthur Hotel.
Be prepared: Strong shoes or boots and waterproof clothing are advisable.
Safety Information: Beware of traffic on roads.


Walk details

Full details of this walk are described in The Gower Society’s leaflet, Gower Way: Rhossili to Penmaen.



  • The spectacular promontory of Worm’s Head at the start of the walk
  • Beautiful views of South Gower including Oxwich Bay and Three Cliffs Bay, small villages, indigenous flora and fauna as you make your way across Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This information is an extract from: Gower Way: Rhossili to Penmaen, by The Gower Society.


More Information

Swansea Council Countryside Access team
# 01792 635746 or 01792 635230
@ countrysideaccess@swansea.gov.uk
i www.swansea.gov.uk/countrysideaccess

Further links
i www.baytrans.org.uk
i www.traveline-cymru.org.uk


More about walking in Swansea, Mumbles, Gower and Rural-Swansea

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:

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