Walking on the Gower: 30 walks exploring the AONB peninsula in South Wales

Walking on the Gower: 30 walks exploring the AONB peninsula in South Wales

by Andrew Davies

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Overview

This guidebook describes 30 circular day walks in the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, taking in the rich variety of landscapes across this beautiful area of South Wales. Ranging from 2.5 to 14 miles long, there are walks to suit all abilities. The peninsula is famous for its spectacularly steep, rugged coastline and perfect golden sand beaches but this guide also takes walkers to the inland valleys, hills and ridges little explored by most holidaymakers. Many of the routes combine a section of coastal path, which may visit a secluded cove or wide-sweeping beach, with a ridge offering stunning panoramic views or with a tranquil stream valley. All avoid road-walking wherever possible. Coastal areas such as those around Langland, Oxwich and Port Eynon are well frequented, but this guidebook concentrates on places where walkers can escape the crowds to find peace and solitude in this exceptionally beautiful and unspoilt area. Route descriptions are illustrated with 1:50,000 OS mapping extracts and inspiring photography and accompanied by a route summary table to help you choose walks to suit your location and ability. Along the way, the author provides a wealth of information on the plants, animals, geology, history and archaeology of a region with something for everyone, all within a compact area easily accessible from Swansea and Mumbles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783622580
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Publication date: 09/22/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 15 MB
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About the Author

Andy Davies has been a professional photographer for over 20 years and specialises in wildlife and landscape photography. He moved to West Wales in 1999 to be immersed in the environment which inspires. A former university lecturer, he now combines his love of photography and his passion for passing on skills to others in a series of photographic and video workshops in West Wales. He is also an external tutor for Aberystwyth University in outdoor and wildlife photography.
Andy has been a professional photographer for over 20 years and specialises in wildlife and landscape photography. He moved to West Wales in 1999 to be immersed in the environment which inspires him and wrote and photographed Coastline Wales in 2008. He regularly takes his stills and video cameras underwater and is currently working on a number of new books and video projects. He specialises in the production of high definition timelapse video and pursues an active interest in wildlife fine art photography. A recent acquisition is a high quality microscope allowing another world to be explored. A former university lecturer, he now combines his love of photography and his passion for passing on skills to others in a series of photographic and video workshops in West Wales. He is also an external tutor for Aberystwyth University in outdoor and wildlife photography. Andy, together with colleague Dave Whittaker, produced a new edition of Walking on the Brecon Beacons in 2009 and wrote the first edition of Walking on Gower in 2012. He works for Aqua-Firma Worldwide as a marine nature conservation and photographic consultant and guide.

Table of Contents

Map key Overview map Introduction Geology History Wildlife habitats Transport to and around Gower Staying in Gower Using this guide Walk 1 The Mumbles, Langland and Caswell Walk 2 Caswell, Pwlldu and Bishopston Valley Walk 3 Bishopston Valley Walk 4 Pwlldu Head and Bishopston Valley Walk 5 Pobbles, Three Cliffs Bay and Pennard Pill and Castle Walk 6 Three Cliffs Bay, Pennard Pill, Ilston Cwm and Bishopston Valley Walk 7 Pennard Pill, Three Cliffs Bay and Parc le Breos Walk 8 Cefn Bryn, Broad Pool and Parc le Breos Walk 9 Three Cliffs Bay, Tor Bay, Nicholaston Woods and Cefn Bryn Walk 10 Millwood, Cefn Bryn, Reynoldston and Berry Wood Walk 11 Penrice Castle, Cefn Bryn, Three Cliffs Bay and Oxwich NNR Walk 12 Oxwich National Nature Reserve Walk 13 Oxwich Point Walk 14 Oxwich, Horton and Millwood Walk 15 South Gower Cliffs and Port Eynon Walk 16 Thurba Head and South Gower Cliffs Walk 17 Rhossili Down, South Gower Cliffs and Port Eynon Walk 18 Rhossili Down and Bay, Fall Bay and Mewslade Bay Walk 19 Rhossili, Fall Bay and Mewslade Bay Walk 20 Rhossili Down, Llanmadoc Hill and Broughton Burrows Walk 21 Gower Coast NNR, Rhossili Down and Hardings Down Walk 22 Mewslade Bay, Fall Bay, Rhossili Down and Hardings Down Walk 23 Llanmadoc Hill, Llangennith, Burry Holms and Broughton Bay Walk 24 Llanmadoc Hill, Broughton Bay and Whiteford NNR Walk 25 Whiteford National Nature Reserve Walk 26 Landimore Marsh, Cheriton, Burry Pill and Weobley Castle Walk 27 Landimore Marsh, Arthur's Stone, Llanrhidian and Weobley Castle Walk 28 Cefn Bryn, Llanrhidian and Weobley Castle Walk 29 Llanrhidian and Weobley Castle Walk 30 Llanrhidian, Cil Ifor Top, Parc le Breos and Cefn Bryn Appendix A Walk summary table Appendix B Index of information boxes Appendix C Useful websites

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