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Walking the Gower Peninsula

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  • Holiday code
    W05GP
  • Holiday type
    Guided walking
  • Duration
    5 nights
  • Accommodation
    single-centre
  • Activity level
  • From $1649per person, tour only
  • Departure months
    JFMAMJJASOND
  • What's Included?
  • All breakfasts and one dinner
  • All accommodation
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Key Information
  • This holiday is operated by our sister company, Exodus
  • 5 nights hotel
  • 4 days centre-based walking
  • Group normally 4 to 12, plus leader

United Kingdom: Wales

Walking the Gower Peninsula

  • Operated by our sister company, Exodus

Discover a land of wonderful beaches, heather-clad moors and rugged coastline with this walking adventure in the Gower Peninsula. You’ll wander through the Whiteford Burrows Nature Reserve and the Llanrhidian Marsh, where oystercatchers and turnstones nestle in rare early marsh-orchids and dune gentians. Continuing to Rhossili village, our route takes us to Worm’s Head, the most westerly point on the peninsula, and the fascinating ruins of the Salt House. We explore the Oxwich National Nature Reserve on or way to the spectacular Three Cliffs Bay, where lizards sun themselves on warm days. The Mumbles Lighthouse marks the end of our Welsh odyssey, an enduring symbol of this beautiful coastal landscape. Did you know you can travel by train to this trip? Find out more here



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If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 , or email sales@headwater.com

Day 1: Arrive Bishopston

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: Gower Coastal Path

We begin with a transfer to Llanrhidian Marsh, a Site 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 bird species including wildfowl and waders. Our day continues with a traverse of the Rhossili Bay dunes to see one of the most beautiful beaches in the UK. Total ascent: 740ft (225m)

Day 3: Rhossili Bay to Port Eynon

From Rhossili Bay, we set out for Worm's Head, a rocky promontory with sweeping views of the bay. If tides allow, we'll explore the promontory itself. Looking back on the 3mi (5km) stretch of Rhossili Bay sands, few would argue it's not worth the detour. Back on the mainland, we enjoy a clifftop walk to Port Eynon. Tide permitting, we explore the ruins of the Salt House. We then transfer back to our base. Total ascent: 1,460ft (445m)

Day 4: Follow the coastal path through Oxwich Burrows to Three Cliffs Bay

Leaving the sandy beaches as we head to the limestone cliffs, we walk through Oxwich National Nature Reserve. Here there is a rare mix of fresh and salt marshes, cliffs and woodland and another beautiful Welsh beach. We then come to Three Cliffs Bay, where lizards sunbathe in summer. 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. Total ascent: 1,310ft (400m)

Day 5: Southgate, Pwlldu Head, Mumbles 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 more than 200 years on a small island just off the coast. 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. This evening we have a farewell dinner at our hotel. Total ascent: 855ft (260m)

Day 6: End Bishopston

It’s time to say goodbye to this beautiful corner of Wales as we head home after breakfast.

Where you stay

This single-centre holiday is based at the following hotel. If you'd like to extend your stay here, or upgrade your room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or email sales@headwater.com

New Gower Hotel

The New Gower Hotel offers boutique, quality accommodation in a great location for accessing the beaches and coastline of the Gower Peninsula. 

Twin or double rooms offer comfort and style, while the bar and restaurant offer the chance to relax and unwind. 


Meals

All breakfasts and one dinner are included. 

Breakfast is continental style with a choice of cereal, bread, pastries, yoghurt, orange juice and milk with an array of teas/coffee.

On some days we will stop for lunch at local pubs or eateries, on others we'll pick up provisions for a packed lunch in the morning from a local baker.

Dinners will typically be taken in local restaurants or gastro pubs well located to tie in with the end of a day's walk. 

Vegetarians can be catered for, please advise of any other specific dietary requirements at time of booking. 

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 0044 1606 720199 or email sales@headwater.com

Transfers

Travelling land only: 6 days starting and ending in Bishopston

Your trip normally starts at our accommodation in Bishopston in the afternoon  of Day 1 of the itinerary. Details of how to reach the start point are provided in the Final Joining Instructions ‐ sent approximately two weeks before departure.

 

Transportation

All transport mentioned in the itinerary is included. A private minibus is normally used for the transfers to the start of the walk and/or from the end of the walk back to our hotel. 

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.

Wonderful scenery in a quiet, unspoilt area of the UK. Great group of fellow walkers and a friendly and enthusiastic leader.

Really enjoyable short break walking the Gower Coastal path. The scenery is surprisingly varied - from salt marsh to rugged cliffs and vast sandy beaches. The walking is mainly on well defined paths with a few rocky sections. There are some steep ascents (rewarded by amazing views) and descents but they are relatively short. The Gower Hotel is a great base for the trip. The staff are really friendly and there is a nice bar and restaurant. We had an excellent local guide (Cari) who passed on lots of interesting info during the walks. She was also really helpful in arranging lunches and dinners for the nights we didn’t eat at the hotel. The visit to the Gower Gin distillery (which included a very generous gin tasting !) was an enjoyable addition to the itinerary.

We had such a good 4 days of walking, lucky enough to be blessed with a friendly, chatty group and perfect walking weather, dry, mostly sunshine but not too hot. The route has a surprising amount of variety, shaded woodland, marshes, glorious golden sandy beaches, cliffs, coves, rocky shores and seaside resorts. The itinerary was relaxed enough to enable several members of the group to have a brief swim each day. The unexpected opportunity to visit Gower Gin, a micro distillery, was thoroughly enjoyed by us all! Be aware that, unlike many Exodus trips, this is not an all-inclusive holiday. This did result in a few problems organising food.

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:

All breakfasts and one dinner

All accommodation

All transport and listed activities


How to book:

To book this holidays speak to our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'book now' or 'check availability' button below.

To book this holiday call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'Book now' or 'check availability' button below.

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Key information

This holiday is operated by our sister company, Exodus

5 nights hotel

4 days centre-based walking

Group normally 4 to 12, plus leader

Transfers

Travelling land only: 6 days starting and ending in Bishopston

Your trip normally starts at our accommodation in Bishopston in the afternoon  of Day 1 of the itinerary. Details of how to reach the start point are provided in the Final Joining Instructions ‐ sent approximately two weeks before departure.

 

Transportation

All transport mentioned in the itinerary is included. A private minibus is normally used for the transfers to the start of the walk and/or from the end of the walk back to our hotel.