Three Cliffs Bay Walk
This walk visits the stunning Three Cliffs Bay on the Gower Peninsula before exploring the adjacent woodland of Nicholaston Burrows. It's an exceptionally beautiful area with the view over Three Cliffs Bay nominated for 'Britain's Best View' in a recent television programme. The area includes sand dunes, salt marsh and the signature three limestone cliffs. The lovely stream of Pennard Pill also flows into the middle of the bay. You can continue your walk along the cliff top to the pretty Nicholaston Burrows where you will find woodland trails and interesting flora such as bloody cranesbill, pyramidal orchids and a number of lichen species.
This circular walk starts in the little village of Penmaen and descends to Penmaen Burrows where you will find the remains of a Neolithic burial chamber and a medieval church. You then head west to Nicholaston Burrows, passing the Nicholaston Pill stream and enjoying great views over Oxwich Bay.
If you would like to continue your walking in the area then you could pick up the Gower Way long distance walk or climb the sandstone ridge of Cefn Bryn for magnificent views over the area. The Pennard Castle Walk will take you to the nearby ruins of a 12th century grade II listed building and scheduled ancient monument with a fascinating history stretching back several centuries.
PostcodeSA3 2HB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Three Cliffs Bay Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Three Cliffs Bay Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Three Cliffs Bay OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Three Cliffs Bay Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Head to the Mill Tea Rooms at Parkmill (postcode SA3 2EH) for some refreshments after your exercise. There's also the Gower Inn with a good menu and an outdoor seating area to relax in. You can find it in Parkmill at postcode SA3 2EQ.