GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Three Cliffs Bay Walk

4 miles (6 km)

This circular 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 buildingandscheduled ancient monument with a fascinating history stretching back several centuries.


SA3 2HB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the east you can visit the delightful woodland trails at Bishopston Valley and visit the beautiful secluded beach at Pwll Du Bay.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Three Cliffs Bay - - 869996

Looking east across the bay the three peaks that give the bay its name are clearly visible.

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Beach and cliffs view

Three Cliffs Bay Gower

The bay takes its name from the three sea cliffs that jut out into the bay. Pennard Pill, a large stream, flows into the sea in the middle of the bay.

Three Cliffs Bay, Swansea - - 478161

The sheep are grazing and the leaves are on the trees - you can even see the English coast on the horizon!

View of the Pennard Pill running through Three Cliffs Bay - - 2318235

View of the Pennard Pill running through Three Cliffs Bay

Three Cliffs Bay and Penmaen Burrows - - 1490096

Three Cliffs Bay and Penmaen Burrows. Spectacular south Gower coastal scenery as seen from Cefn Bryn. The coastal rocks and the prehistoric sites attract great interest.

Bench above Little Tor with views of Oxwich Bay - - 2416974

Bench above Little Tor with views of Oxwich Bay

Great Tor from below - - 3594209

Great Tor from below


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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