The Gower in South Wales is famous for its spectacular coastline and unspoilt beaches but the inland hills and ridges are also rich in wildlife, striking geology and archaeological and historical sites. The whole peninsula is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Many routes follow a section of coast path to visit a secluded cove or wide beach, before climbing a ridge for panoramic views or leading up into a tranquil stream valley. There is plenty of information along the way on Gower's rich points of interest. Just 25km by 13km, the Gower packs in a glittering array of interesting features and all are easily accessible from Swansea, Mumbles or any of the other villages on the peninsula where you might want to base yourself. The 30 day routes described in this guide cover lesser-known areas in all corners of this popular holiday destination, suitable for a wide range of walkers.