Home to 400 miles worth of rights of way and the first path to wrap around the coastal border of an entire nation (one of the highlights being the Gower & Swansea Bay section – naturally)! We have walks to suit all ages, abilities and fitness levels. On this page you will find descriptions of each of our walks listed via area: The Gower Peninsula, The Gower Way, Rural Swansea and Swansea City Centre.
Inaugurated by the Prince of Wales in 1998, the Gower Way runs 35 miles (56km) from Rhossili at the extreme south-west of the Gower Peninsula, through to Penlle’r Castell in upland Mawr (this is a cross-section of the area covered by the ancient lordship of Gower).
Thanks to Gower’s long history of settlement, the route will take you past a variety of impressive historical sites, from ancient cairns and standing stones (including Arthur’s Stone, a Neolithic burial monument) and fortifications, to old consecrated wells, Norman castles and chapels.
Gower’s varied geology and natural environment also ensures that the route, although relatively short for a long distance path, travels through an extraordinarily diverse range of scenery, from the spectacular beach at Rhossili, over weathered limestone plateaux and rolling farmland, to the wilder uplands and heath of the Mynydd y Gwair hills.
The Gower Pilgrimage Way is a 50-mile long route that links all 17 historic churches in Gower and includes several chapels and other Christian sacred sites along the way.