May has to be one of our favourite months. With winter a distant memory and pleasant warmth seeping into the Spring air, it is a great time of year to head outdoors – which is handy, as it just so happens to be National Walking Month and the return of one of our favourite events, Clyne in Bloom.
Take it from us, there is simply no better time of year to grab a packed lunch, pull on your walking shoes, and set off along our 400 miles of rights of way (you don’t have to do them all at once!). Relax with an easy paced stroll along the promenade, indulge your sense of adventure and explore our woodlands, or put your walking poles through their paces with a more challenging hike across moorland. Wales is unique in that it has a footpath stretching the entire length of its coastline, and Swansea Bay is the fortunate home to one of its most dramatic and picturesque sections – the Gower Coast Path, from which you can enjoy unrivalled and truly unforgettable views of our award winning beaches. Such as this one of Worm’s Head in iconic Rhossili Bay….
And no matter where your walk takes you, you can be sure to stumble across a friendly café or cosy pub to refuel and catch your breath along the way. You’ll find all our walking guides (free to download) and lots more information, recommendations and tips on our Walking Page.
The month that just keeps on giving – May also signals the start of the annual Clyne in Bloom festival, when Clyne Gardens bursts into life and colour. The festival is a fantastic opportunity to see the gardens at their majestic best with a spectacular display of over 2,000 species of beautiful flowers in full bloom, including the ever popular rhododendrons and azaleas. Particular highlights include a gazebo overlooking Swansea Bay, a Japanese bridge, an enchanting bluebell wood, plus a number of live music performances, guided tours, children’s arts and crafts, a rare plant sale and much more.