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The Gower Peninsula

Walk Wales' Gower Peninsula with arguably some of Britain's best coastal scenery!

  • Wales

  • 4 nights
  • Half Board
  • Aug



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Walking grade

Grade 5

This is a Grade 5 moderate holiday which includes full day walks with moderate amounts of ascent and descent. The paths and tracks on the walks each day are mostly good, but there may be some steep and rough ground. Some of the views you will encounter have been described as spectacular. All walks visit a beach and on one walk we cross the peninsular from the north to the south and visits two castles, an ancient burial chamber and walk a section of the Gower Ridgeway. Walks will last up to 7 hours including stops and will involve between 300m and 500m of cumulative ascent and descent and daily mileage between 9 and 11 miles. Within the selection of walks that we have chosen there will be opportunities to see a wide selection of the aspects of the area for which Gower is justly famous.


Holiday Highlights

  • Visit Rhossili Village, a gateway for walkers and beach lovers
  • Dramatic coastal walking with views of the coastline and cliffs
  • Walking in an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’

Jutting out from the South Wales coast, the Gower Peninsula is a microcosm of the best that Wales has to offer. Beautiful beaches, cliff paths, ancient castles and pre-historic burial sites.

The Gower was Britain’s first designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ and has some of Britain’s best coastal scenery. Spectacular beaches and coastal walks, golden sand, geological outcrops, sandy shores, caves, Norman castles, pretty villages and much more. 

In 2022 we are based in Morgan’s Hotel in Swansea. It is located close by the waterfront and revitalised marina. We use private hire transport each day to make sure our walks cover the best of the peninsula. We start on the Mumbles and walk a fine section of the coast path to Caswell Bay and beyond. We will discover Rhossili Bay and one of the finest beaches in the country. For views the Gower Ridge is hard to beat. It is hard to imagine a more diverse set of walks in such a small geographical area.

Please note: you can extend your time by adding on our walking tour exploring the Wye Valley. Please see our 'Gower Peninsula and Wye Valley' tour with one way transport included between centres.

  • Half board en suite accommodation (breakfasts & dinners in the hotel)
  • Private coach transport to and from the trailheads
  • Services of a dedicated tour leader
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Lunches
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival day




Independent travel to Morgan's Hotel in Swansea. Check in is from 3pm. 

Meet your tour leader at approximately 6.30pm in the hotel for a briefing before dinner. If time allows in is well worth taking a stroll around the marina, a short distance from the hotel. It makes a pleasant introduction to the city.

Day 2

Mumbles to Bishopston (the Wales Coast Path)


Breakfast & Dinner


  • Time

    6 hours

  • Distance

    9 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Transport takes us to start the walk on the seafront at The Mumbles and Oystermouth Castle. We start with a quick stroll through the castle grounds and then continue over Mumbles Hill Nature Reserve, with great views of Mumbles Head lighthouse. Turning west along the coastal path we head to sandy Caswell Bay for lunch and a quick paddle. This afternoon we continue along the Wales Coast Path before turning inland; passing through the impressive limestone geology of the Bishopston Valley to Kittle where we meet our transport back to the hotel.

Day 3

Ilston to Llanrhidian (the Gower Way)


Breakfast & Dinner


  • Time

    6 hours

  • Distance

    9.4 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Today’s walk offers fine views encompassing the entire Gower Peninsula and on a clear day the South Wales hills across to the Brecon Beacons. Starting at Ilston we descend to Pennard Castle, hidden in the dunes, then down to the spectacular Three Cliffs Bay. We cross the Pennard Pill on stepping stones then climb the Gower Ridge to enjoy the views from the highest point on Gower at Cefn Bryn. We will make a short detour to Arthur’s stone, a Neolithic burial chamber connected with all manner of local folklore. Finally, we descend  to Llanrhidian  village with the possibility of a quick drink before meeting our transport.

Day 4

Walking the Western Beaches


Breakfast & Dinner


  • Time

    6 hours

  • Distance

    10 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Today we take in one of the finest beaches in Wales. We start in the hamlet of Pitton and walk down Mewslade to meet the coastal path. The path takes us to the look-out station above Worms Head.  We then head north along the bay, over Rhossili Down to Rhosilli beach, 3 miles of golden sand. Look out for the surfers, this is one of the best surfing beaches in Britain. After exploring the islet of Burry Holms, tides permitting, we turn inland to Llangennith village to finish our walk.

Day 5

Departure day



Independent departure from the hotel after breakfast. Check out is by 10am. We hope you have enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you on another soon.

Departure dates for your selected tour

8th Aug 2022 - 12th Aug 2022 (4 Nights)

5th Sep 2022 - 9th Sep 2022 (4 Nights)

Travel Details

Private coach transport to and from the trailheads, is included.


Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Morgan's Hotel

Set in an ornate Harbour Trust building dating from 1902, Morgan’s Hotel is the only 4 star hotel in Swansea. It has been imaginatively converted from its previous incarnation. The hotel now occupies various buildings all of which are full of character. Elegant rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, DVD players and minifridges, plus tea & coffee making facilities. Full Welsh breakfast is served daily. There's also a traditional restaurant serving European fare in a glass-roofed atrium, along with a modern cocktail lounge and a sophisticated champagne bar. It is conveniently located between the marina and Swansea's main shopping area with all facilities within easy reach.

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

This is a Grade 5 moderate holiday which includes full day walks with moderate amounts of ascent and descent. The paths and tracks on the walks each day are mostly good, but there may be some steep and rough ground. Some of the views you will encounter have been described as spectacular. All walks visit a beach and on one walk we cross the peninsular from the north to the south and visits two castles, an ancient burial chamber and walk a section of the Gower Ridgeway. Walks will last up to 7 hours including stops and will involve between 300m and 500m of cumulative ascent and descent and daily mileage between 9 and 11 miles. Within the selection of walks that we have chosen there will be opportunities to see a wide selection of the aspects of the area for which Gower is justly famous.

Walks & Excursions

The wonderful and varied landscape of the Gower Peninsula (Penrhyn Gwyr) was the first place in Britain to be designated as an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' (AONB) and is one of only five within Wales. In 2018 the Gower Peninsula celebrated its 62nd year as an AONB, an accolade that has truly stood the test of time.

Gower is quite a small area just 25km long and 13km wide but within this small area are found some of the UK’s most spectacular beaches and coastal walks, golden sands, geological outcrops, standing stones, caves and gullies, wildlife habitats, Norman castles and ancient churches and pretty villages. Within the programme of walks that we have chosen, there will be opportunities to see a wide selection of the aspects of the area for which Gower is justly famous.

Local Transport Costs

All local transport costs in conjunction with the advertised activity programme are included in the holiday cost. There may be occasions where additional visits or excursions are added to enrich your experience, these will be paid for locally by you if you choose to participate. Local transport can be a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses and ferries depending on the itinerary.

Optional Excursions

A range of local excursions and activities may be available to book at your destination through a local operator. We have no involvement in such activities or excursions which are not run, supervised or controlled in any way by us. Your contract will be with the local activity supplier and we accept no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

When budgeting for your holiday, you will need to consider drinks, any meals not included in the holiday price, non-included entrance fees, optional excursions you may choose to participate in locally and any souvenirs or additional services such as laundry. A general guideline for lunches and drinks is £10-£20 per person per day.


Although entirely at your own discretion, tipping is an important aspect of tourism and hospitality life and expectations are fairly high. In order to simplify tipping, we strongly recommend that you allow your leader to take care of making sure tips are given to hotel and restaurant staff and to local guides and drivers. This will be done using some funds provided by us together with, if you wish, a contribution from you, which he/she will collect during the holiday.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader makes the world of difference to your holiday and ours are as passionate about discovering the world on foot as you are. They're resourceful, organised and widely travelled. They will handle all the local administration and other needs that might arise to ensure that you don't have to worry about planning your days and you can enjoy your holiday. Although leading group holidays, they won't forget that every group is made up of individuals. Each tour leader has their own individual style, talents and professional backgrounds and all are trained, qualified, experienced and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting and inspiring as possible.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will discuss with you the programme for the following day. This will be your opportunity to discuss the details and ensure the planned activities suit your walking ability. If you have concerns on clothing or equipment, this can be discussed then also. If you do not wish to join the organised group programme, please let the leader know.

Your Travel Details

To reach the hotel in Swansea:

by car: Leave the M4 at Junction 42, which will take you into Swansea. Follow the A483 and continue following signs for the city centre. The road turns into the A4067 as you go over the bridge of the River Tawe. At traffic lights turn left into Somerset Place, then first right into Adelaide Street. The hotel will be on your left. There is car parking at the hotel.

by rail / coach: The nearest railway station and coach station is Swansea. There are direct trains from London Paddington station and Cardiff Central amongst other places. It is possible to walk from the railway station directly to the hotel as it is only 0.5mile. 

You may also wish to look at the following website for advice on the best way to travel to the hotel: 

The AA and RAC both offer free and detailed on-line route planning facilities on their websites which may help you find our hotels. Details can be found at: and

Meeting your tour leader and fellow walkers: Please check the time of dinner (approximately 7pm) on arrival at the hotel, and aim to be in the lounge bar half an hour before dinner for an introduction to your leader, an outline of the planned programme for your holiday and the chance to meet your walking companions.

Personal Details Check

To ensure that we can accurately administer your holiday arrangements, please confirm that the personal details we hold for you are up to date and that you have provided the information we need to secure your holiday travel and accommodation arrangements. Please check your passport details, date of birth and any other important details necessary for us to properly manage your holiday booking. You can view and update information already provided, and add details not yet asked for, by using the Manage My Booking facility on our website, or by calling our Sales and Reservations team on +44 (0)1707 331133. When you receive your booking confirmation please check the details as soon as possible.

Entry Requirements

Passport Information for United Kingdom

Any non UK or EU citizens may be subject to passport, identity card or visa requirements to enter the United Kingdom.


We offer half board en suite accommodation on this holiday. Breakfasts and dinners are taken in the hotel. Please note that picnic lunches are not included on this holiday.

Footwear & Kit List


Lightweight waterproof walking boots with a good moulded sole (such as Vibram or similar) and a deep tread and which provide ankle support are strongly recommended and may be essential for some walks. 

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity (more than 1 bottle may be required)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)
  • Sit mat

This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Holiday booking confirmation document
  • Travel insurance details (if applicable)
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Water To Go

An alternative to bottled water from single-use sealed water bottles is filtered water from a refillable bottle containing its own water filter such as a Water-to-go bottle available from Just fill up from any water source and save the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

We have negotiated an exclusive 15% discount with our partners Water-to-Go for you as a thank you for helping the environment. Please go to their website at and enter the code RWH17 when ordering. In addition, Water-to-Go will match the discount with a donation to our charity, Heart & Sole, which will allow us to continue to make a difference in the countries you visit on our holidays.

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

Maps, Guidebooks & More

Ordnance Survey Explorer 1:25,000 Series 164 Gower / Gwyr

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs

Tel: 01684 593 146

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.


Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply with, such requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before departure. Advice on vaccinations is available from your GP.

Health Advice for United Kingdom

No compulsory immunisations are required for holidays in the UK although you should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended for life in Britain. Tetanus immunisation is recommended.

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

Although not compulsory for British and EU citizens resident in the UK, we strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance to cover you in the event of eventualities such as unexpected cancellation, accident or illness before your holiday or the loss of personal possessions.

Visitors who are not British Citizens (or who are not EU citizens resident in the UK), must be adequately insured to join our holidays and will be unable to participate in our local walking and other activity programmes without being able to demonstrate that you have valid travel insurance.

Personal Safety

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office provides up to date information on security and local laws for travellers, together with current passport and visa information, at Please take a few minutes to look at the current advice on your planned destination.

Please be aware of what's going on around you, take sensible precautions with your credit cards and passport and avoid displays of wealth such as wearing expensive jewellery or watches. Do not carry more cash on you than you will need for each day, and we recommend that a money belt is used.

Cultural Awareness

Responsible Travel

We're committed to ethical tourism in all our destinations. Our holidays are designed for you to discover the essence of the country you are visiting. Travelling in small groups not only gives you an up close and personal experience of your destination, but minimises your impact on the immediate environment. We feel that the most important starting point to protect the environment is to be out in it. For more details visit our website.

The Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust

Unlike many tour operators we have our own trust through which RWH Travel’s profits are channelled back into a variety of outdoor, walking-related or environmental conservation projects in the UK. The focus of the Trust’s financial support is Britain’s leading walking charity, The Ramblers, and their role in promoting the benefits and importance of walking to the British public. In addition the Trust welcomes applications for small grants from local organisations in the UK who need support for walking-orientated activities. This includes the establishment of footpaths and bridleways, funding for rebuilding bridges and renovating huts, as well as bursary funding for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for children who could not otherwise afford to do it. Please visit the ‘About Us’ section of our website and click on the Charitable Trust link for more details.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Please do provide us with a mobile phone contact number. We will only use this to contact you with important information relating to your holiday arrangements. 

Do keep your mobile phones switched on and readily available when travelling to the airport or if delayed in transit so that we can contact you with any last minute information relating to your travel arrangements.  

As a matter of courtesy, please switch off your mobile phone during walks, or endeavour to minimise its use. Please also try to minimise the use of mobile devices during group meals.


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