GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Pennard Castle

4 miles (6 km)

Visit this ruined 12th century castle and explore the beautiful Pennard Burrows on this circular walk on the Gower Peninsula. It's a stunning area with a wooded valley and the fresh water river of Pennard Pill.
The walk starts from the large parking area at West Cliff and heads along the coast to Shire Combe with wonderful views over Three Cliffs Bay (you can actually explore this section of the coast path on the google street view link below). There are nice wide grassy footpaths through fields surrounded by gorse bushes on this section. You then head through Pennard Burrows to Pennard Castle, crossing the delightful Pennard Pill on the way. The walk continues to the ruins on sandy paths. The castle is a grade II listed buildingand ascheduled ancient monument with a fascinating history stretching back several centuries.
If you would like to extend your walking in the area then you could try the Three Cliffs Bay Walk for more fabulous views. You could also pick up the Gower Way long distance walk or climb the sandstone ridge of Cefn Bryn for magnificent views over the area.
Just a mile to the east is the lovely Bishopston Valley with a pretty river running through a wooded valley to Pwll Du Bay.

Pennard Castle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Pennard Castle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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View towards Three Cliffs Bay

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Pennard Castle

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The valley form Pennard golf course

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Pennard Pill and the Castle

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GPS Files

GPX File

Pennard Castle.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Pennard Castle.mmo (right click - 'Save As')