GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Gower Way Coastal Path

35 miles (56 km)

This walk takes you through the stunning Gower AONB from Penlle'r Castell in the north, to Rhossili on the Gower Peninsula, in the south. The route was inaugurated by the Prince of Wales in 1998 and takes you past a variety of impressive historical sites, including ancient cairns, standing stones and Norman chapels.
The first section runs from Penlle'r Castell to Gowerton, passing the Lliw Reservoirs, before crossing the River Lliw a Gorseinon.
The second section runs from Gowerton to Penmaen where you can enjoy splendid coastal views of Oxwich Bay.
The final section runs from Penmaen to Rhossili, with a climb to the sandstone ridge of Cefn Bryn where there are more fabulous views of the Gower Peninsula.
At Rhossili you can enjoy wonderful views over Rhossili Bay and Worm's Head. This unusual promontory, is shaped like a giant sea-serpent and marks the most westerly tip of Gower. It is possible to walk to Worm's Head but only when the tide is out so check tide times before if you intend to extend your walk here.
The walk is waymarked with a black, green and yellow disc.

Gower Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Gower Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Gower Innis located a short distance north east of Penmaen and a good place to stop for refreshments ont the route. There's a good menu and an outdoor seating area to relax in. You can find it in Parkmill at postcode SA3 2EQ.
There's also the delightful Mill Tea Rooms at Parkmill (postcode SA3 2EH).

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

On Cefn Bryn Ridge - geograph.org.uk - 1490088

On Cefn Bryn Ridge Green, purple and yellow mix of colours on top of Cefn Bryn, the long ridge crossing the Gower Peninsula. In the distance is Penmaen.

Rhossili Bay - geograph.org.uk - 1379938

Rhossili Bay

On the Inner Head, Worm's Head - geograph.org.uk - 2957800

On the Inner Head, Worm's Head

North end of Upper Lliw reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 95718

North end of Upper Lliw reservoir

Cairn Above Penmaen - geograph.org.uk - 1490106

Cairn Above Penmaen. Large megalithic cairn on the eastern end of the Cefn Bryn ridge with view to Three Cliffs Bay.

Start of the Gower Way on Cefn Bryn - geograph.org.uk - 2426320

Start of the Gower Way on Cefn Bryn

The Gower Way passing through Brynllefrith Forest (geograph 6876281)

The trail passing through Brynllefrith Forest

Rhossili Bay - geograph.org.uk - 3739877

Rhossili Bay. A glorious summer view across this beautiful bay which is one of the highlights of the walk.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Gower Way.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Gower Way.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)