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Walking in Swansea, Mumbles & Gower

Thinking of stretching your legs around Swansea, Mumbles and Gower? Walking is one of the most popular things to do here. Our survey says so. And we’re not surprised – the routes you can take are all pretty special.


Walking Routes

Take an easy stroll along the prom or a more challenging hike across moorland, along the Gower Coast Path or through woodlands, it’s your call. And there are plenty of Gower walks with cosy pubs along the way. The perfect setting to stop and drink up the views over a pint of locally brewed beer!

Lliw Valley Reservoir walks (Swansea, Wales)

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The Great Outdoors

It’s great to get outdoors, and there are  plenty of great walking routes here. The whole gang can buff up on their history with wonderful ancient buildings and landmarks along the way. Explore the gentle trails around the Lliw Valley reservoir, where you don’t need to be at the coast to see water!

In Swansea Bay, you can walk along over 400 miles of public rights of way. Make the climb to Penlle’r Castell and you will find yourself at Swansea’s highest point with amazing views, but don’t just take our word for it!

Along the trails you can absorb picturesque fishing villages, vibrant towns and villages and even feel like a royal in the occasional unconquered castle. Venturing to the most westernmost point of Gower, you will find “glorious” Rhossili home of award winning walks, impressive hey!

Penlle'r Castell walk



Gower Coast Path

One of Swansea and Gower’s biggest walking highlights opened back in 2012, and we love it! The Gower Coast Path takes in the whole range of our fabulous coastline, from wide golden beaches and dramatic cliffs to saltmarsh and sand dunes – and of course that means that there’s also a wide diversity of wildlife to experience along the way – so make sure you pack those binoculars!

Recent upgrades mean that some sections of the Coast Path are now accessible to pushchairs and wheelchairs – meaning even more people can enjoy our coastline.

Keep those eyes peeled for a café to enjoy some rewarding post hike cake or ice cream!

Whether you are donning your walking boots as an individual or a group, with days to fill or just a few hours, we have organisations and experts who will help you put your best foot forward.

Check out some of our fantastic walking routes in Swansea, Mumbles & Gower.

Our lovely bit of  Coast Path is a part of a much wider network; the Wales Coast Path allows walkers to explore almost the entire Welsh coastline, now that’s a lot of coast to conquer! Taking you through the country’s heritage, communities and jaw dropping landscapes it’s definitely a special place.  Financially supported by Government bodies and European funding this spectacular pathway is kept in tip top condition and available for all to enjoy.

Wild Gower Ponies



Useful links

Click the links below for more information. Your options include walking routes, more information about walking in Swansea Bay, Walkers Welcome graded accommodation and our photo gallery of walks in Swansea Bay.

Click here for walking routes in Swansea, Mumbles & Gower


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