GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Cefn Bryn

7 miles (12 km)

This super walk in the Gower AONB takes you along an elevated sandstone ridge known as the 'backbone of Gower'. With a high point of 188m/617ft the walk is quite challenging but you are rewarded with wonderful views of the coastline and countryside of the Gower Peninsula.
The walk starts in the little village of Penmaen where there is parking at the National Trust car park. You then pick up the good footpath along the ridge with wonderful views back to Oxwich Bay. You continue towards Cefn Bryn Common and to the neolithicburial ground of Arthur's Stone. Its name comes from a legend that the ancient BritishKing Arthurthrew a large stone fromLlanelliwhich landed on this spot. Look out for Wild ponies and horses in this area. There is also the Broad Pool nature reserve consisting of a large pond which attracts wildlife such as dragonflys and wetland birds.
This walk descends back to Penmaen from Arthur's Stone but you could continue along the ridge to Ryer's Down and Llanmadocwhere you will find the splendid Whiteford Sands Nature Reserve. Here you will find woodland and sand dunes with nice coastal views to the lighthouse at Whiteford Point.
The Three Cliffs Bay Walk also starts from Penmaen.

Cefn Bryn Postcode

SA3 2HQ
N.B Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

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Footpath view near Penmaen

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View of Oxwich Bay from Cefn Bryn

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Red Pool

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A stone marker on the Gower Way

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Herd of cows

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Wild ponies, horses and their foals

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Arthur's Stone burial chamber

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Marsh area

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Elevation Profile

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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