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Swansea Ramblers Walk



The Moors of Llangennith




Walk Start / Finish Location:
Hillend Car Park

Walk Distance: 2.5 miles ( 2 hours)

Walk Level: Moderate

Parking: Hillend Car Park (Charge)

Transport: Traveline - www.traveline.info   - or - Telephone 0871 200 22 33




Walk Description



At the end of the metalled road, just before driving onto the sand car park, there is a signpost on the right.
(On left when walking back towards caravan entrance)
This leads to a gate and a path onto the beach.
Once there look at the view of Worms Head and Burry Holms then turn right and walk along the sand to a stream on the beach.
Cross it, go inland on a footpath and go through a kissing gate.
Continue north until you see two wooden sign posts low in the ground.
The second post indicates two directions that can be walked but take the right path into the fenland.
Follow the path and cross a bridge, continuing along the reed lined path towards a house.
Take time to look around at the views of Rhossili Down, Llanmadoc Down and Hardings Down that surround the flat moorland.
Just before the house ignore the footpath straight on, instead turn left across a concrete bridge and then immediately right to a footpath gate.
Continue straight on through more gates until you reach the gate in the right hand corner of the field that goes onto the road close to a house.
Once on the road turn right towards Hillend then after a few yards take the footpath on the left at the bottom of a garden.
This attractive woodland path takes you into the land between Llangennith Village and Rhossili Down.
Go through a metal gate and carry straight on to a footbridge.
The only real climb of the day starts here as you follow the hedgerow uphill, ignoring the first stile on the right.
Make for the one house up ahead and follow the path as it goes alongside the left side of the house onto Rhossili Down.
Turn right here and continue between gorse bushes towards Hillend.
The path is at first indistinct but soon is very clear as it bears left and offers a view of Hillend Caravan entrance.
Look again and you will see behind it the unmistakable shape of Worms Head although the view is unfortunately spoiled by the placing of an electricity pole.
Continue to the entrance and walk down the right track to the start.


Ramblers Cymru and Swansea Ramblers provide these routes but accept no responsibility for those walking them.

If you would like to go on a walk but would prefer to do so with a group of people then click on our Programme section to see what walks we are leading.

We have walks for varying levels of ability and you get the chance to see the countryside in places you might never go by yourself!






Maps of the Walk






Ordnance Survey map of the route to walk
Resizable and draggable
(Can be reset to original dimensions by refreshing the page)
Green Swansea Ramblers logo markers where present can be clicked to provide more information






This aerial map is resizable and draggable
(Can be reset to original dimensions by refreshing the page)

A 25,000 Ordnance Survey map of the area
can be viewed by clicking on the above 'View Larger Map' option
(applies only if the above is a Bing map, not a Google map )



Peoples Collection link

The route of this walk has been added to The National Museum of Wales' Peoples Collection Web site.
A choice of aerial imagery or historic Ordnance Survey mapping is available.
Click the map to enter their web site (opens in a new browser window)
or copy and paste this link into a new browser window.
http://www.peoplescollectionwales.co.uk/Trail/775-gower-the-moors-of-llangennith




Photographs of the Walk


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From the Hillend Car Park walk back towards the entrance then turn left at the bridleway sign


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Go through the gate


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Follow the path to the beach


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Turn right and walk along the beach


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Cross the stream and turn inland


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The path bears left to a kissing gate


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Follow the broad path past the first way post


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At the second post turn right


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A narrow path leads to a bridge


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Follow the fen path to the bridge


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Turn left after crossing the bridge


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Turn left before the house


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Turn left before the house then turn right


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Go along the edge of some fields and through gates


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Watch for the last gate onto the road


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Turn right on the road


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After a short distance turn left


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Follow the path at the side of the garden


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The woodland path leads to a gate


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Continue straight on, ignoring the path on the left


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Cross the bridge and head uphill


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Go straight uphill, ignoring the stile on the right


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Look back and you might see a herd of Alpaca in the field


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Go right to the stile


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Walk the wall path to the side of the house


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Turn right onto Rhossili Down


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Path is indistinct at first


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The path becomes more visible. Look at the view over the Moors


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Worms Head comes into view as the path turns left


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Head for the caravan entrance


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Go to the right of the entrance building


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Follow the road back to the start




More information about walking in Wales is available at:    www.ramblers.org.uk/wales

Ramblers Cymru and Swansea Ramblers provide this route but accept no responsibility for those walking it

All photographs Copyright 2012 Andrew Morgan. All rights reserved




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