GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Penclawdd Walks

5 miles (8 km)

This Welsh village is located on the north of theGower Peninsula. The area is great for walking with coastal paths along the Loughor Estuary where you can look out for a wide variety of wading birds.
The village is famous for its centuries old cockle industry with the cockles sold all over the world.
This walk takes you along a section of the Wales Coast Path to Llanrhidian. On the way there's fine views of the Loughor estuary and the Llanrhidian Marsh. You'll pass Dalton's Point and the village of Crofty which lie just to the west of the settlement. Here you can enjoy fine views from Saltmarsh Point.

Postcode

SA4 3XT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Penclawdd OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Penclawdd Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Penclawdd

  • Llanrhidian - This North Gower based village has some nice trails along the marshland and Loughor estuary.
  • 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
  • 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'
  • Gowerton - This inland Welsh town is often described as the gateway to theGower Peninsula
  • Swiss Valley Reservoir - This walk visits the lovely Swiss Valley Reservoirs in Llanelli
  • Swiss Valley Cycle Route - This cycle route runs from the coast at Llanelli through the Swiss Valley to the village of Tumble in Carmarthenshire.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

If you continue along the coast path you can visit the ruins of the 14th century Weobley Castle.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Gower Walks page.

Photos

Pen-clawdd War Memorial - geograph.org.uk - 1417186

Pen-clawdd War Memorial. The village war memorial also commemorates local workers. Behind the row of terraced cottages is the tidal estuary of the Loughor

View towards Pen-clawdd during tidal flooding - geograph.org.uk - 568124

View towards Pen-clawdd during tidal flooding. A view towards the village during dusk as the unusually high (autumnal) spring tides bring the sea water over the saltmarshes to cover land (and then roads) not normally covered by sea water.

Pen-clawdd - geograph.org.uk - 1417180

Pen-clawdd Chapel, cafe and cottages line the street approaching the tidal estuary of the Loughor.

Dalton's Point from Pen-clawdd - geograph.org.uk - 2384361

Dalton's Point from Pen-clawdd

Llanrhidian Marsh - geograph.org.uk - 262918

Llanrhidian Marsh

Pen-clawdd from Dalton's Point - geograph.org.uk - 2384329

Pen-clawdd from Dalton's Point

Saltmarsh at Salthouse Point - geograph.org.uk - 2384382

Saltmarsh at Salthouse Point in Crofty

Llanrhidian - geograph.org.uk - 868654

Llanrhidian. The Welcome to Town Inn.

GPS Files

GPX File

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