Rhossili to Port Eynon Walk
This walk follows a section of the Wales coast path from Rhossili to Port Eynon on the Gower.
The route runs for just under 7 miles along a lovely cliff top path with fine sea views throughout. It's a particularly photogoenic area with some wonderful limestone rock formations and beautiful bays to observe.
The walk starts from the visitor centre car park at Rhossili. From here you can pick up the coastal footpath and start by following it around the headland to Kitchen Corner and Tears Point. The route then heads east along Mewslade Bay to Thurba, Horse Cliff and Overton Cliff before coming to the headland at Port Eynon.
Rhossili to Port Eynon Walk Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Rhossili to Port Eynon Walk Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Rhossili to Port Eynon Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Rhossili to Port Eynon Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
At the end of the route you could head to the Ship Inn in Port Eynon. The cosy pub has a nautical theme and links to the village's history of smuggling. It's though that the nearby village church was used as a hiding place for contraband around the time of the battle of Trafalgar, with kegs hidden in the altar and sometimes buried in the sand-dunes. They do excellent food and also have a lovely sun trap garden area for warmer days. You can find the inn at a postcode of SA3 1NN for your sat navs.
The cliff top path is a bracing walk to do with your dog though it's best to keep them under close control. The Ship mentioned above is dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To continue your walking in the area you can try the Rhossili Bay Walk, the Rhossili Headland Walk or the Worm's Head Walk.
For a longer walk try the Rhossili to Mumbles Coastal Walk which will take you to Mumbles point near Swansea.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Gower Walks page.