Autumn is well and truly here and it’s a great time of year to pull on your boots and get out and about and enjoy a walk in Swansea Bay….lots of fresh air and great views guaranteed! And whether you’re still breaking in your boots or a seasoned walker, in Swansea Bay we have easy routes for a relaxing ramble, right through to walks for the hardened hiker! We’ve taken a stroll through our walking pages and come up with five of our favourites below, but with nearly 400 miles of footpaths in Swansea Bay you won’t run out of places to roam any time soon!
Walk from the city centre to Mumbles along this flat, four mile stretch of the Coast Path, with great accessibility, and views of the sweep of Swansea Bay and Mumbles Head – and the promise of an award-winning ice-cream at Verdi’s when you arrive (it’s never too cold for ice cream!).
This picturesque part of the Gower Coast Path wends along the cliffs from Langland to Caswell Bays. Recently resurfaced, from Langland, 700 metres of this route is now accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs. Stop off at Langland’s Brasserie for local seafood or tapas overlooking the Bay.
This hidden Victorian paradise reclaimed from nature has a wealth of wooded walks, alongside lakes (don’t miss the Swamp Cypress in the lake turn burnt orange) and waterfalls. Stop off at the coffee shop for a hot chocolate to warm you up (not forgetting the cream and marshmallows!) and a hot bowl of soup. The marquee is heated too so it’s a cosy affair here – and the best thing is your four legged friend is welcome too! Look out for… the elusive famed Penllergare woodcocks, siskins, otters, owls, goshawks and bats!
In three sections (you don’t have to do them all at once!), this ambitious route takes the experienced walker from the tip of the Gower Peninsula in Rhossili through a variety of terrains, climbing up to Penlle’r Castell, the highest point in Swansea Bay and once the site of a medieval fort.
Experience one of Wales’ most iconic views by taking the flat route down to the Rhossili Coastwatch Centre – if you’re planning to venture out on to the causeway to Worm’s Head – don’t forget to check in at the Centre first to check the tide times. After your walk, pop into the Bay Bistro and Coffee House or the Worm’s Head Hotel for a bite to eat, overlooking Rhossili Bay.