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Cicerone Guides: Walking on Gower: Exploring Coast and Inland Landscapes

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Cicerone Guides: Walking on the Gower

Walking on the Gower presents 30 circular day walks in the Gower Area of...

NHBS Price: £12.95 $16/€15 approx

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Andrew Davies (Author)

192 pages, 96 colour photos, 30 colour maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Jul 2012 | Edition: 1 | #200467 | ISBN-13: 9781852846664
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This handy guidebook offer 30 circular day routes right across the popular holiday destination that is the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, taking in the wide variety of landscapes and ranging from 4km to 22km long. The peninsula is understandably 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 expored by most holidaymakers. Some coastal areas are well frequented, such as those around Langland, Oxwich and Port Eynon but this guidebook concentrates on the areas where walkers can really escape the crowds to find peace and solitude. Along the way, the author provides a wealth of information on plants, animals, geology, history and archaeology of a region with something for everyone all within a compact area easily accessible from Swansea and Mumbles. Routes are illustrated with OS mapping extracts and inspiring photography and accompanied by a route summary table to help you choose your walks to suit your location and ability and useful websites for planning your trip.


- Introduction
- Geology
- History
- Wildlife
- 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, Mewslade Bay and Worms Head extension
- 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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Andy Davies, a professional photographer and author for over 20 years, spent every school holiday in Pennard on Gower, where his voracious childhood exploration became an enduring love for marine environments and landscapes. Andy now teaches photographic and video skills classes and was employed by Countryside Council for Wales to write management plans for Gower Coast National Nature Reserve.

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