Gower Walking Festival
Published: Monday 3rd Jun 2013
Written by: The Best of Wales Team
We are so fortunate that our holiday cottages in Wales and the Gower holiday cottages, offer so much choice for visitors. This month sees the ever popular Gower Walking Festival. Gower is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Easy to reach and with so many totally stunning beaches it really is a fantastic playground for walking and watersports. The newly opened Watersports centre in Swansea offers great facilities for the beginner and the more experienced.
If you like the organised walks there is something for everyone. The award winning Rhossilli beach at sunset is amazing. Or it you like the coastal challenge you can walk for around 6 hours. Maybe learning more about industrial archaeology in Dunvant interests you or perhaps just a quick stroll to find a great spot to take a few photos then the views over the bays are for you.
When we think of Gower, castles are sometimes not at the top of the list. That is a shame as there are some really interesting castles with great history. From Oystermouth where you might just catch a play or concert to the 12th century remains of Pennard or maybe the fortified manor at Oxwich. They are rich in history and make a great day out.
There are so many beaches and if you ask anyone for their favourite the debate can be heated. The sweeping bay that is Swansea to the smaller coves and great surfing at Llangennith. There are options for all the family and breath taking views at every turn. Maybe a stroll from Langland to Caswell or perhaps from Port Eynon to Horton. 3 Cliffs is said to be the favourite of a certain Katherine Jenkins. So many beaches but whichever you chose you will not be disappointed.
The local pubs across Gower offer great choice or you could visit the Marina area in Swansea and perhaps the Tower to enjoy a bird’s eye view from the restaurant on the 28th floor. Maybe a little coffee shop is in order and lots of those in Mumbles where you might just be tempted by an ice cream or maybe a visit to the lovely boutiques.