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Gower and Swansea Recomendations

I am off to the Gower on Sunday for a four night short break. Booked a couple of nights at CC site at Gowerton initially but can extend or move on.

Any recommendations of what to visit or see?

I think I can get into Swansea via the Park and Ride?
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We got to know Swansea pretty well during the six years that my step daughter was at Uni and then working there. I can't say that there is much worth seeing in Swansea itself although the Gower is beautiful and I would recommend a trip to Rhossili and a walk around the headland. At low tide you can walk out onto the Worms Head but you need to keep a careful eye out for the incoming tide. The indoor market in Swansea City centre is worth an hour or so especially for food shopping. Meat and fish stalls were selling at silly prices last time we were there, and I mean silly as in cheap The hotel at Rhossili is good for meals and real ale by the way, and if you get the right table, stupendous views. Enjoy your trip from a fellow Andrew Ball...........
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We got to know Swansea pretty well during the six years that my step daughter was at Uni and then working there. I can't say that there is much worth seeing in Swansea itself although the Gower is beautiful and I would recommend a trip to Rhossili and a walk around the headland. At low tide you can walk out onto the Worms Head but you need to keep a careful eye out for the incoming tide. The indoor market in Swansea City centre is worth an hour or so especially for food shopping. Meat and fish stalls were selling at silly prices last time we were there, and I mean silly as in cheap The hotel at Rhossili is good for meals and real ale by the way, and if you get the right table, stupendous views. Enjoy your trip from a fellow Andrew Ball...........
Thanks Andrew. That is is very helpful and much appreciated.
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If extending, maybe Pembrey CC site? Brilliant walks around the country park and the beach and wetlands are just 15 minutes walk away.

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We've sat beside the Devil's Bridge on the Worms's Head, watching seals basking in the sun beneath us. The access via the Shipway takes longer than expected because of the rock formation.

We camped at the CL at Middleton, which was great for general walking around the coastline. You can even get to the Worm's Head PH mentioned by t'other Andrew Ball via a simple footpath from the site.

A good walk with superb views is to cross the road at the CL, and walk up School Lane. Higher up, and just before water works on the left you pass the white painted Middleton Hall Cottage, birthplace of Edgar Evans (of the 1911-12 Scott Antarctic Expedition.) Here you branch off left to The Beacon summit and OS trig point. Simply stroll along the clear Rhossili Down summit footpath, passing the remains of burial chambers all around. At the ridge end, descend the obvious path beside Hillend Caravan Park, and return to the pub along the lower path just above the beach, and past the solitary Old Vicarage until you reach the steps back up to the Worm's Head PH. Here there are the barely visible remains of the Helvetia wrecked in 1887.

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Thanks to all of you. I have just booked Pembrey CC for the following two nights as it is so local and both will give us three days to explore and get to know the area. We can come back again.

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Thanks to all of you. I have just booked Pembrey CC for the following two nights as it is so local and both will give us three days to explore and get to know the area. We can come back again.

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Might just see me walking the dog then lol.

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just back from our short break and to let you know how it went.

Gowerton :- The off road cycle path runs from the campsite and down a disused railway through the forest to the bay at Black Pill then along the front into Swansea. (8 miles each way) It was a lovely trip and a great way to explore Swansea by bike. Any gradients are "train" gentle and easier than cycling into wind back along the front. I cant believe that the camp site does not publicise it.

Rhossili and Worms Head was brilliant and we were lucky with the weather. Did a loop round the peninsular there and back. Cycling around Pembrey Park and along to Burry Port was all on cycle paths too. Great views of the estuary and out to the Gower.


Thank you all for your input. Three great days with only four nights away.
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