GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Llanrhidian Walks

5 miles (8.8 km)

This North Gower based village has some nice trails along the marshland and Loughor estuary.
This circular walk from the village takes you west to visit Weobley Castle and Landimore.
The walk starts in the village and follows a section of the Wales Coast Path west to Weobley Castle. The castle dates back to the 14th century having been built by the de la Bere family around 1304. You can explore the dramatic ruins which are in a fine location overlooking the saltmarsh and wild estuary.
The route continues past Castle Wood to Landimore before following a country lane back to Leason. From here you continue east to return to the village.

Postcode

SA3 1EH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Llanrhidian OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Llanrhidian Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Llanrhidian

  • 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
  • Llangennith - This Welsh village is located in a wonderful spot on the Gower Peninsula
  • Cefn Bryn - This super walk in the Gower AONB takes you along an elevated sandstone ridge known as the 'backbone of Gower'

Pubs/Cafes

Back in the village head to the Welcome Inn for some post walk refreshment. The friendly pub serves good home cooked food and has a nice beer garden with acovered Marquee for colder evenings. You can find them on Mill Lane with a postcode of SA3 1EH for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The coastal paths make for a fine dog walk but only assistance dogs are allowed inside the castle. The Welcome Inn mentioned above is dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head west and you can visit Llanmadoc and enjoy a walk to Cheriton and Cwm Ivy where there are good wildlife spotting opportunities.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Gower Walks page.

Photos

Llanrhidian - geograph.org.uk - 868725

Llanrhidian. The mill stream through the village.

Drainage at Llanrhidian Marsh - geograph.org.uk - 2381213

Drainage at Llanrhidian Marsh

Llanrhidian church and cottages-geograph.org.uk-3545022

Llanrhidian church and cottages

Weobley Castle 2

Weobley Castle ruins. The castle consists of four ranges around a small courtyard, with the main rooms at first-floor level. The south range is largely ruined and the buildings on the south-east where probably never even completed. The castle was built by the de la Bere family during the 1300s, with David de la Bere the probable founder early in the century. A second stage of construction added the accommodation within this north range, which included a hall, solar and kitchen, together with the porch seen here. This was the work of Sir Rhys Thomas around 1500. Further extensions seem to have been planned but never carried out. By the C16 the castle had degenerated into a tenant farm.

Weobley Castle - geograph.org.uk - 1491986

A view of Weobley Castle from the south-west.

Coastal Path near Weobly Castle - geograph.org.uk - 2082375

Coastal Path near Weobly Castle

Llandimore, Gower - geograph.org.uk - 873517

Llandimore village from Bovehill Tor.

The salt marshes below Weobley castle - geograph.org.uk - 1311232

The salt marshes below Weobley castle. Weobley is a C14 fortified manor house perched on the limestone escarpment above the marshes of the Llwchwr estuary which would have supplied the Norman lords with grazing, hunting and fishing resources, directly and via tenants' tributes.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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