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Walking the Gower Peninsula

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  • Holiday type
    Guided walking
  • Duration
    5 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • From £799per person, tour only
  • Departures
    Selected dates from 10 Apr '21 to 11 Sep '21
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 5 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation
  • Management by our sister company, Exodus
  • Services of an experienced walking guide
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Suitable for
  • Solo travellers
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Food lovers, art & history, swimming opportunities, coastal routes

United Kingdom: Wales

Walking the Gower Peninsula

  • Operated by our sister company, Exodus
  • Britain's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Sandy beaches, limestone cliffs and hidden coves
  • Gower Coastal Path

Known for beautiful beaches, heather-clad moors, and rugged southwest coastline, wander through the Whiteford Burrows Nature Reserve and the Llanrhidian Marsh SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), where Oystercatchers and Turnstones nestle in rare flora of early marsh orchid and dune gentian. Continuing to Rhossili village, our route takes in the famous “Worm’s Head”, the most westerly point on the Gower Peninsula and the fascinating ruins of the Salt House. We explore the Oxwich Burrows National Nature Reserve on or way to the spectacular Three Cliffs Bay, where lizards come to sun themselves on warm days. The Mumbles lighthouse marks the end of our Welsh odyssey, an enduring symbol of this beautiful coastal landscape. 



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Typical holiday itinerary



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Day 1: Time to settle in to our boutique accommodation just a few miles from The Mumbles.

Our start point is a lovely boutique hotel in the heart of the Bishopston Valley just a short distance from The Mumbles.

In the evening our guide will hold a welcome meeting to discuss the week ahead, give advice and answer any questions.

We'll then have our first meal together.

Day 2: Transfer to Crofty, walk past Llanrhidian Marsh SSI and Rhossili Bay to Hill End.

We begin with a transfer to Crofty at the start of the Gower Peninsula section of the Wales Coast Path. Our route for the day takes us past the Llanrhidian Salt Marsh, an area designated an Area of Special Scientific Interest. It is also covered by the sea at high tide so we'll start at a brisk pace! We also enjoy the Whiteford Burrows Nature Reserve, a protected area full of rare flora and numerous species of bird including wildfowl and waders. Our day continues with a traverse of the dunes of Rhossili Bay to see one of the UK's most beautiful beaches as we head to today’s finish at Hill End.

Day 3: Walk from Hill End to Port Eynon via the promontory at Worm's End for views across the glorious Rhossili Bay.

From Hill End, we set out for Worm's Head. This rocky promontory offers sweeping views of Rhossili Bay. If tides allow we'll explore the promontory itself. Looking back on the 5km stretch of Rhossili Bay's sands, few would argue it's not worth the detour. Back on the mainland, we enjoy a clifftop walk to Port Eynon. Again tide permitting, we may explore the ruins of the Salt House. We then transfer back to our base. 

Day 4: Walk through Oxwich Burrows and on to Three Cliffs Bay.

Leaving behind sandy beaches as we head to the limestone cliffs, we walk through Oxwich Burrows National Nature Reserve. Here there is a rare mix of fresh and salt marshes, cliffs and woodland and another of the Welsh coast's beautiful beaches. We then come to Three Cliffs Bay where in summer lizards can be seen basking in the sun. There should also be visibility to Pennard Castle, originally built in the 12th century, though the stone ruins on show today are from a rebuild in the 13th and 14th centuries.

Day 5: Follow the path from Southgate over Pwlldu Head past hidden coves and bays, to Mumbles and the unmistakable lighthouse.

The final section of the path leads from Southgate along high cliffs to Pwlldu Head. The bays and coves along the way are gloriously untouched and as we reach the end of the headland the Mumbles Lighthouse appears in the distance, standing proudly for over 200 years just off the coast on a small island. The seaside town of Mumbles itself lies just a little further on, marking the end of the Gower Coastal Path and a fitting way to end our journey.

Day 6: The trip ends this morning at our hotel.

Time to say goodbye to this beautiful corner of Wales. 

Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open until 5pm today) or email sales@headwater.com


Meals

Travel

Our aim is to provide holidays that are unbeatable for choice and flexibility. We've listed our most popular travel options below, however you aren't limited to these - we can tailor-make virtually any holiday to suit.

To find out more about the travel options available call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open until 5pm today) or email sales@headwater.com

Reviews

Here at Headwater we thrive on feedback from our customers. It's the only way we can continue to develop, and where necessary improve, our services and ensure our holidays continue to be the best they can be. As this is a relatively new holiday, we don't yet have any customer reviews available from our customers, but here are the comments that have been received from previous Exodus travellers.

Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 5 night guided walking holiday includes:


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 (we're open until 5pm today) or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

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The prices quoted for each individual departure supercede those published in our current brochures. Air prices are subject to change and we advise early booking to obtain the best prices. Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information.

Key information

This holiday is operated by our sister company, Exodus