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Walking On The Gower

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    The 30 circular routes in this guide to walking on the Gower peninsula, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in South Wales, cover the rugged coastline, beaches and inland valleys and ridges. The walks visit a variety of landscapes and range from 2½ to 14 miles long. Packed with historical and geological information.

    This guidebook presents 30 circular day walks across the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, taking in the rich variety of landscapes across this beautiful area of South Wales. Ranging from 2½ to 14 miles long, there are walks to suit all abilities. The peninsula is famous for its spectacularly steep, rugged coastline and golden sandy beaches but this guide also takes walkers to the inland valleys, hills and ridges little explored by most holidaymakers.

    Routes are illustrated with OS mapping extracts and inspiring photography and accompanied by a route summary table to help you choose walks to suit your location and ability. Along the way, the author provides a wealth of information on plants, animals, geology, history and archaeology of a region. There is something for everyone, all within a compact area easily accessible from Swansea and Mumbles.

    Coastal areas such as those around Langland, Oxwich and Port Eynon are well frequented, but this guidebook concentrates on places where walkers can escape the crowds to find peace and solitude in this exceptionally beautiful and unspoilt countryside.

     

    • Seasons
      wild winter storms promise dramatic seascapes; in springtime cliffs and valleys are carpeted in flowers; summer months allow a refreshing dip along a coastal walk
    • Centres
      Mumbles is the largest village at the eastern end of Gower
    • Difficulty
      only short ascents but some of the footpaths are uneven in places; a variety of routes with differing lengths to suit every ability
    • Must See
      Gower is an exceptional area for coastal landscapes, wildlife and geology; scenic unspoilt beaches combine with a rich cultural history

     

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