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Walking the Gower Peninsula

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  • Holiday type
    Guided walking
  • Duration
    5 nights
  • Accommodation
    single-centre
  • Activity level
  • From $1449per person, tour only
  • Departures
    Selected dates from 25 Sep '21 to 25 Sep '21
  • 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

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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If you have any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com

Typical holiday itinerary



We're here to help

If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 , or email usa@exodustravels.com

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

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 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.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 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.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.

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:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form.

  • Sep 2021
DepartingTour only Prices  
25th Sep 2021 US$1449 Tour only: US$1449 Check availability
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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

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.