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THE GOWER PENINSULA

from £429
Walk Wales' Gower Peninsula with arguably some of Britain's best coastal scenery from a base at Oxwich on Gower's southern coast.

Guided Walking Holidays - The Gower Peninsula

Jutting out from the South Wales coast the Gower Peninsula is a microcosm of the best that Wales has to offer. Your walks will take you to beautiful beaches, past cliffs where sea birds nest, to ancient castles and even more ancient burial sites.

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 and gulleys, wildlife habitats, Norman castles and ancient churches, pretty villages and much more. For such a small area there is an amazing amount to be enjoyed.

You are based at a stone’s throw from the shore of Oxwich Bay on Gower’s southern coast, a lovely sandy beach, ideal for a paddle or swim. The ruined fortified manor house of Oxwich castle sits on the headland above the bay. Your walks will cover the best of the peninsula and explore sections of the Gower Coastal Path. The crescent shaped Rhossili Beach at the western end of the peninsula is as fine as any in the country. Our walking offers sweeping views from the high land behind the beach to Pembroke.

Another classic walk takes in Three Cliffs Bay with its triangular limestone crags cutting into the surf and the dramatic and beautifully located ruins of Pennard Church and Castle. Inland along the spine of the peninsula you come across plenty of evidence of human habitation dating back to ancient times. King Arthur’s stone, a Neolithic burial chamber, is thought to date back to 2,500 B.C.


Subject to availability, you can book this holiday followed by our Walking the Wye Valley holiday as a 10 night combined holiday (tour code 79710). 

Holiday Highlights

  • Walk in one of Wales’ ‘Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.
  • Visit the village of Rhossili, a gateway for walkers and beach lovers.
  • Take in the views of dramatic coastline and cliffs.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Half board en suite accommodation 
      Breakfasts and dinners are taken in the main hotel building
      All transport necessary to and from the walks 
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Travel Details

  • Nearest railway station: Llanelli (18 miles)
  • Nearest bus stops: Oxwich
  • Taxis are available between Llanelli and Oxwich.

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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.

Oxwich Bay Hotel, Oxwich Bay

We stay at the welcoming three-star Oxwich Bay Hotel beautifully situated above the bay and just a stone’s throw from the beach. It has recently been extensively updated and upgraded. Dinner is taken at the restaurant, which has views over the sea, from an excellent three course set menu. Such is the reputation of the restaurant; residents of Swansea often make the trip to dine here. A full English and Welsh breakfasts are is served every day. The hotel rooms are either in the main building or converted workers cottages a short walk away. All guest rooms are en-suite, with tea and coffee-making facilities, TVs, telephones and radios. Please note that picnic lunches are not included on this holiday. Free internet is available.