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Highlights of the Gower Peninsula Walk

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided walking
  • Duration
    5 nights
  • Accommodation
    twin-centre
  • Activity level
  • From $1799per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2022  
  • Departures
    Mondays from 22 Aug '22 to 20 Nov '23
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 5 nights twin-centre accommodation in hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • GPS route directions and maps
  • Headwater navigation app
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Walking Transfers
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Suitable for
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Flora & fauna, bird spotting opportunities, art & history, vegetarian meals, coastal routes

United Kingdom: Wales

Highlights of the Gower Peninsula Walk

  • Gower Peninsula - the UK's first AONB
  • Stay in The Mumbles, the gateway to the Gower on Swansea Bay
  • Explore two National Nature Reserves, salt marshes, freshwater pools and sand dunes
  • Discover diverse bird and plant life; Oystercatchers and Turnstones; early marsh orchid and dune gentian

The Gower Peninsula was the UK's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it was designated as such in 1956 and ranges from the south coast's limestone scenery at Worms Head and Oxwich Bay to the salt-marshes and dune systems in the north.

Our twin-centre walking holiday starts in Mumbles, a headland on the western edge of Swansea Bay. The walks take you along the coast path past pretty bays and coves towards the high cliffs of Three Cliffs Bay where you may spot lizards. You'll pass the ruins of the Norman Pennard Castle and enter Oxwich Burrows National Nature Reserve where over 600 species of plant have been identified, you may also spot reed warblers, sedge warblers and bitterns. Continue along the cliff tops above Rhossili beach with the possibility of crossing the rocky causeway to the tidal island of Worms Head, where grey seals can be seen lazing on the rocks below. Look out for orchids and dune gentians in Whiteford Burrows Nature Reserve and pintails and golden plovers in Llanrhidian Marsh. Towards the end of your route you can visit Weobley Castle, a 14th Century fortified manor house.

You stay in a Victorian guest house in Mumbles and a 17th Century Inn in Llangennith with transfers included to get you to the start, or from the end of your walk.



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Day-by-day itinerary

Walking information

Walking is on a mixture of coastal paths, tracks and through woodland, there are some sections along the sands.




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

Day 1: Arrive in Mumbles

Arrive in Mumbles, your base for the first three nights.
Stay overnight at Tides Reach, Mumbles (Breakfast included)

Day 2: Mumbles to Southgate 15km / 9.5mi

Leave behind the seaside town bustle of Mumbles and head out along the coast path. Enjoy the pretty bays and coves along the path as you head toward Pwlldu Head. From here the path heads slightly inland toward a small hamlet and the coastal road that takes you into Southgate, where you'll be collected by taxi for your transfer back to Mumbles.
Stay overnight at Tides Reach, Mumbles (Breakfast included)

Day 3: Southgate to Port Eynon 17km / 11mi

A transfer takes you back to where you left off yesterday to continue along the path towards the high cliffs of Three Cliffs Bay. Keep your eyes peeled for lizards basking in the sun as you pass through here. If the tide is out there is an optional short cut across the estuary, otherwise take the longer route around, passing the Norman ruins of Pennard Castle. Continue on through Oxwich Burrows National Nature Reserve, rich with wildlife. Leave the vast sandy beach behind as you climb up into Oxwich Woods. As you leave the woods the path flattens out to follow the headland to the village of Port Eynon.
Stay overnight at Tides Reach, Mumbles (Breakfast included)

Day 4: Port Eynon to Llangennith 18km / 11.5mi

Say goodbye to Mumbles as you're transferred to Port Eynon to pick up the coastal path where you left off yesterday. If the tide is out, explore the ruins of Salt House before heading out along the cliff tops towards Rhossili. Here you'll find the spectacular Worm's Head promontory jutting out into the sea. Careful timing with the tides does allow access to Worm's Head itself if you're prepared for a rocky scramble but, if you plan to do this, allow plenty of time to get back before the incoming tide. Continue on the path, high above the 3 mile expanse of the golden sands of Rhossili Beach, before turning inland for the final stretch to Llangennith.
Stay overnight at Kings Head Inn, Llangennith (Breakfast included)

Day 5: Llangennith to Llanrhidian 17km / 11mi

Walking from the door of your accommodation this morning, rejoin the coastal path and continue toward the rare flora of Whiteford Burrows Nature Reserve. As you pass through the Llanrhidian Marsh SSSI, home to Oystercatcher and Turnstone, it's worth a visit to Weobley Castle, a 14th Century fortified manor house. Complete your walk of the Gower coastal path at Llanrhidian village, from where you'll be transferred back to Llangennith for your final night.
Stay overnight at Kings Head Inn, Llangennith (Breakfast included)

Day 6: Leave Llangennith

Depart Llangennith after breakfast.

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


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Tides Reach, Mumbles

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Tides Reach is an elegant and spacious guest house which overlooks the promenade and has uninterrupted views to Mumbles lighthouse and Swansea Bay. Rooms are comfortable and are named after local places. The breakfast room faces the sea.


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Kings Head Inn, Llangennith

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The King’s Head is a 17th Century Inn offering a wide range of meals and drinks. Rooms are in a separate building and are all finished to a high standard. All rooms have 28-inch plasma televisions and underfloor heating as standard. You’ll also find tea and coffee making facilities, a cooler and of course each room is en-suite.

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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. However, as this is a relatively new holiday, we don't yet have any customer reviews available.

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 self-guided walking holiday includes:

Twin-centre accommodation in hotels

All breakfasts

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

GPS route directions and maps

Headwater navigation app

Luggage transfers between hotels

Walking Transfers


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'check availability' links below to 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 click on the 'Check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form.

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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.

Holiday details

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

Holiday type
Self-guided walking Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures
Mondays from 22nd Aug 2022 to 20th Nov 2023, for 5 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All breakfasts

Other details
Transfers from Swansea Train Station are available at a supplement.

Tailor-made travel

This holiday does not include any flights or rail.

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).

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

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