GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Llangennith Walks

5 miles (7.8 km)

This Welsh village is located in a wonderful spot on the Gower Peninsula. There's excellent trails to follow through the surrounding dune system with hill climbs and great sea views to enjoy as well.
This circular walk from the village visits the Llangennith Burrows and the interesting rock formations near Burry Holmes island on the coast.
The walk starts in the village and follows footpath west past the Llangennith Moors to the coast, passing the lovely sand dunes at Hillend Burrows and the National Trust's splendid viewpoint on Rhossili Down on the way. You then turn north passing through more splendid dunes in Llangennith Burrows to reach the Spaniard Rocks where there are views to Burry Holmes Island. You can walk out to this pretty island at low tide.
The route then heads north to Bluepool Corner and Broughton Burrows with lovely views down to Broughton Bay. Near Delvid Burrows you turn south east to head to Brynymoor and then return to the village.

Llangennith OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Llangennith Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Llangennith

  • Llanmadoc - This walk from the village of Llanmadoc visits Cwm Ivy, Llanmadoc Hill and the neighbouring village of Cheriton
  • Whiteford Sands - This beautiful nature reserve on the North Gower coast has lovely walking trails through woodland and sand dunes with nice coastal views.
  • Millennium Coastal Park Llanelli - This fabulous country park in Carmarthenshire has miles of coastal cycling and walking paths to enjoy
  • Rhossili Bay - A circular walk taking you along the beautiful Rhossili Bay before a climb to Rhossili Down for wonderful views along the Gower Coast.
    The first section takes you along the Wales Coast Path from the Rhossili car park to Hillend
  • Carmarthen - This short walk takes you around thecounty townofCarmarthenshire
  • Llanrhidian - This North Gower based village has some nice trails along the marshland and Loughor estuary.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north you can pick up the Llanmadoc Walk which visits the splendid saltmarsh area at Cwm Ivy before climbing to Llanmadoc Hill. Near here is the Llanrhidian Walk which takes you to the ruins of the 14th century Weobley Castle. The photogenic ruins are in a fine location overlooking the saltmarsh and Loughor estuary.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Gower Walks page.

Photos

Llangennith - geograph.org.uk - 873428

Llangennith Kings Head

Llangennith from Rhossili Down - geograph.org.uk - 1418982

The village view from Rhossili Down. The white walls of the houses stand out well against the green fields of midsummer. Fields and hedgerows surround the village, leading up to the higher moorland.

Broughton Bay - geograph.org.uk - 1490090

Broughton Bay. Looking down on the rocks of Twlc Point.

Burry Holms - geograph.org.uk - 873389

Spaniard Rocks & Burry Holms. The island is accessible on foot at low tide.

Top of Rhossili Down - geograph.org.uk - 1379952

Top of Rhossili Down. Looking north to Broughton Bay from near the top of the ridge. Llanmadoc Hill on the right and Pembrey in the distance on the other side of the Loughor estuary.

Hillend Burrows - geograph.org.uk - 1419962

Hillend Burrows. Sandy trackway through the dunes from the caravan site to the beach with Rhossili Down (limestone) in the background.

Llangennith Burrows - geograph.org.uk - 1418961

Llangennith Burrows. Sandy mounds, held together by grass, lining the shore of Rhossili Bay between Burry Holms and Hillend. The edge of Hillend caravan park is in the foreground. Seen from the northern slopes of Rhossili Down, the tide is high.

Clifftop path at Llangennith Burrows - geograph.org.uk - 334008

Clifftop path at Llangennith Burrows. Low rocky cliffs on the NW side of Gower, but with huge areas of blown sand to the right.

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GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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