Swansea Bay is a mecca for walking enthusiasts
The Swansea Bay area has an excellent network of walks including the local sections of the Wales Coast Path around Gower and Port Talbot. The valleys verging on Port Talbot, Neath and Swansea have interesting walking opportunities, see www.traveladventures.wales for ideas.
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caswell bay - oystermouthThis walk takes advantage of some magnificent cliff and beach scenery through Langland and Bracelet Bays, Mumbles Head and the Victorian resort of Mumbles.Discover more
caswell bay - PENNARD CLIFFSThis beautiful section of the Coast Path takes in one of the most spectacular sections of the Gower ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ coastline. It follows the winding cliff top path from Caswell Bay to Pwlldu Bay before rounding Pwlldu Head with its great coastal views.Discover more
Pennard Cliffs - Oxwich BayThis section of the Coast Path, crossing Pennard Burrows to Three Cliffs and Oxwich Bay is quite different and distinctive in character, with woodland, dune and beach sections.Discover more
Oxwich Bay - Port EynonThis is another dramatic section of the Coast Path, this time following the great headland around Oxwich Point, with more spectacular cliff and coastal scenery.Discover more
Port Eynon - RhossiliThis section of the Coastal Path forms one of the most beautiful and famous walks in the Gower Peninsula, taking in spectacular coastal and rugged scenery culminating in the iconic Worm’s Head.Discover more
Llanmadoc - LlanrhidianAn interesting walk hugging the coastline and Llanrhidian Salt Marshes.Discover more
Llanmadoc - RhossiliA challenging walk around the cliffs of north Gower and along spectacular Rhossili beach.Discover more
The National Trust
The National Trust has a series of interesting walks in the Peninsula, check them out below.Visit website
The Gower Way
The Gower Way long distance footpath was created by the Gower Society in association with Swansea Ramblers. It goes from Rhossili on the western tip of Gower to Penlle’r Castell in the ancient Lordship of Gower north of SwanseaVisit website
The Coast Path (NCN 4) offers great walking along the coastal strip of Swansea Bay right through to Mumbles and from Blackpill to Gowerton.
Elsewhere in the city are shorter routes:
Uplands and Cwmdonkin Park
River Tawe trail: Marina to Liberty Stadium
The coastal path has separate pedestrian and cycle lanes all the way from Swansea to Mumbles. This popular amenity is part of the Wales Coast Path and is dual use to Mumbles Pier. The walking trail continues round the coast through Bracelet and Langland Bays to Caswell Bay and the Gower peninsula.
There is a lot of good walking in the Neath Port Talbot area. The inland route of the Wales Coast Path between Margam and Briton Ferry is spectacular and challenging with fantastic views over Margam Park, the Steelworks and Swansea Bay.
Visit the Travel Adventures Wales website for general information and heritage walks for the rural areas: www.traveladventures.wales
Neath Port Talbot Ramblers will provide more information and a programme of organised walks.
The Gower Way long distance footpath was created by the Gower Society in association with Swansea Ramblers It runs from Rhossili on the western tip of Gower to Penlle’r Castell in the ancient Lordship of Gower north of Swansea.
The Heart of Wales Line Trail 19.5km from Pontarddulais to Llanelli via Loughor is part of a developing 200km trail parallel to the Heart of Wales railway.
There are other interesting walks in the Mawr area leading to wild and beautiful places. Download the PDFs below: