This is the longest section of the Gower Way, It’s a relatively long walk, best suited to experienced walkers. The Gower Way Northern Sector runs north-east from Gowerton through the Lliw Valley to the historic ruined fort of Penlle’r Castell on the summit of Mynydd y Betws.
|Suitable for:||Experienced walkers, due to length.|
|Terrain:||Covers fields, farm tracks, woodland and moorland (including stream crossings), with some short sections on road and metalled track.|
|Distance covered:||15 miles / 24km.|
|Average time:||9 hours.|
O.S. Explorer map nos. 164/165 (1:25,000), and O.S. Landranger map no. 159 (1:50,000) cover this walk route.
Strong shoes or boots and waterproof clothing are advisable
This part of the Gower Way crosses a number of streams, and some sections may be very wet underfoot. Towards the end of the walk, you may find a compass very useful.
Full details of this walk are described in The Gower Society’s leaflet, Gower Way: Gowerton to Penlle’r Castell.
The above information is an extract from: Gower Way: Gowerton to Penlle’r Castell by The Gower Society.