This walk takes you through a beautiful wooded valley to the stunning beach at Pwll Du Bay. It's a delightful tranquil area with the running water of the river and interesting flora and fauna.
The walk starts in Kittle and follows footpaths south through the Bishopston Valley. The paths runs along the river which is surrounded by woodland and little caves. You continue through wet meadows grazed by cattle and home to various wildflowers before coming to the delightfully secluded Pwll Du Bay. Here you can enjoy a stroll along the beach and take in the wonderful coastal views of the Gower.
If you would like to continue your walking in the area then you could head a mile or so west and visit the ruins of Pennard Castle and explore the beautiful Pennard Burrows. If you head east along the coast towards Swansea you can visit the lovely beach at Caswell Bay and explore the popular Mumbles where there are more nice coastal walking paths.
The valley is located just a few miles south west of Swansea.
PostcodeSA3 3JP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Bishopston Valley Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Bishopston Valley Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Bishopston Valley OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Bishopston Valley Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Bishopston Valley Hotel is a good choice for refreshments in the area. The friendly pub welcome walkerss, families, and dogs. There's a dedicated restaurant area that seats up to 40 people. with a lite bite menu, grill menu and daily specials. You can relax outside in the nice beer garden during the warmer months too. You can find the hotel at 41 Bishopston Rd, with a postcode of SA3 3EJ for your sat navs.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
For an alternative walk in the area see the Pwll Du Circular Walk. This starts from the National Trust's Southgate car park just to the west of the valley. It visits the bay, the valley and Pwll Du Head where there is a fine coastal section.