Around Whiteshell Chalet
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Walks Around the Area
Langland Bay to Caswell Bay (2 miles / 3.2 km)
An opportunity to explore two of the Gower’s most scenic bays
‘Walking by bus’ to Llanmadoc (2 miles / 3.2 km)
This is one of the area’s Walking by bus routes. Take the bus to Llanmadoc and enjoy the serene beauty of north Gower. Highlights include Whiteford Burrows National Nature Reserve and the medieval church at Llanmadoc. Excellent for bird and wildlife watchers with views over the Loughor estuary.
Rhossili to Mewslade Bay (3 miles / 4.8 km)
A picturesque walk at the western edge of the Gower Peninsula, chosen by the Ramblers' Association as one of their 'Top 10 Coastal Walking Routes' in the UK.
A promenade along Swansea Bay (3-4 miles / 4.8-6.4 km)
Walk along Swansea Bay’s famous promenade (site of the world’s first passenger railway) with views across the bay to Mumbles Head. Once in Mumbles, reward yourself with an ice cream while you explore the area. If the lifeboat station is open it is worth popping in to find out more about the vital and heroic role the RNLI has played in saving lives at sea here and throughout the country.
Port Eynon to Oxwich (4.5 miles / 7.25 km)
This path will take you through woodland and across open cliffs with the 16th Century Oxwich Castle and 13th Century St Illtyd’s Church as highlights along the way. (Bus) Find out more about the Oxwich Point walk.
Oxwich to Pennard Cliffs (5.25 miles / 8.25 km)
A relatively easy walk with open stretches of sandy beaches and great views of Three Cliffs Bay, a spot noted for its beauty. There are a few rock scrambles if you wish to take them. (Bus)
Mumbles to Swansea (5.75 miles / 9.25km )
In Mumbles, reward yourself with an ice cream while you explore the area. If the lifeboat station is open it is worth popping in to find out more about the vital and heroic role the RNLI has played in saving lives at sea here and throughout the country. Walk to the city along Swansea’s famous promenade (site of the world’s first passenger railway) with views across the bay back to Mumbles Head. (Bus)
RSPB Rhossili Coastal Trail (6 miles / 9.6 km)
An exhilarating walk in one of the most spectacular areas in Wales. The path passes a mix of dramatic cliffs, beautiful beach, undulating upland and wild seascape ensuring exciting views of a wide variety of birdlife throughout the year.
Llanmadoc to Rhossili (6.75 miles / 10.75 km)
A walk along the western end of Gower passing Broughton Bay, Burry Holms island and taking in the length of Rhossili Bay. Tides permitting, there is an option to extend the walk to Worm’s Head. (Bus Sundays only)
Margam Abbey to Baglan (7 miles / 11 km)
To enjoy the best views of the coast, this route takes you along historic sea cliffs which overlook Port Talbot. This walk offers great views of the Bristol Channel with a superb opportunity to view how industry sits within this coastal setting. Explore interesting relics along the way including the ruins of Church of Mary.
Rhossili to Port Eynon (7.5 miles / 11.75 km)
This path follows a stretch of coast rich in wildlife with a spectacular and varied landscape. It passes through National Trust land, much of which is remote, rugged and wild. Port Eynon Bay was voted best British beach in 2011. (Bus)
Llanrhidian to Cheriton & return (8 miles / 12.9 km)
The path follows gently undulating landscape, close to sea level for most of the way. There is a steep slope at Bovehill and high tides can sometimes submerge parts of the path. Find out more abouth the Llanrhidian to Cheriton & return walk.
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