Swansea Ramblers Walk
Port Eynon Point
Walk Start / Finish Location:
Walk Distance: 2 miles (1.5 hours)
Walk Level: Easy with a climb to the Point and a steep path down
Parking: Port Eynon Car Park (Charge)
Transport: Traveline - www.traveline.info - or - Telephone 0871 200 22 33
A short walk to the cliff top view point of Port Eynon Point with (probably) a very breezy refreshing walk on part of the All Wales Coast Path before turning inland to Overton.
Bear right out of the car park following the dirt track.
Go through a gate and continue towards the hostel.
Turn right after another gate and head inland along a narrow lane.
Turn left at the junction and gradually climb.
The path then descends to a junction (where you could detour left to see the Salt house).
Turn right and ascend a gravel then bedrock path to the Point where stands the memorial stone to founders of the Gower Society.
Continue along the cliff then descend steeply to the lower path at the edge of the bay.
Turn inland alongside a water treatment plant.
Follow the signs around the edge of the next field then turn right near the house.
Turn left to arrive at Overton Green.
Turn right onto the road then after a short distance go right on a narrow path between two houses leading to an access road.
Turn right, watching for the path on the left.
This was completely blocked for some years until Swansea Ramblers helped the council to re-open it.
The path climbs through woodland with glimpses of coastal views out across Overton Mere.
Cross an ancient stone stile, found when the undergrowth was removed.
At a fork in the path bear left.
Take great care here not to trip on the uneven surface of this path that had disappeared for many years.
The path descends and turns right.
Watch for the path on the left and follow the hedgerow across a field into the caravan park.
Turn right along the track between the caravans.
After exiting the site turn right to the start.
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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!
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Leave the car park and bear right
Follow the track
Continue straight on
Turn right into the lane
Turn left at the junction
Looking back from the junction
View over the bay at Port Eynon
The ruined salt house
Bear right uphill
Follow the gravel path
The monument to Gower Society founders
View back from the stone
Continue along the headland
Descend a steep path then turn inland
Above the water treatment plant turn right through the gate
At the Green in Overton turn right
Follow the narrow footpath between the houses
Turn right on the road
Go left onto a footpath
Old stone stile uncovered by our work party after many years hidden in undergrowth
Take the left fork
Watch carefully for many trip hazards on the uneven surface
View towards Port Eynon
Take the left turn over a low stone stile
Head for the caravan park
Turn right to go between the caravans
After leaving the caravan site turn right into the car park
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- for example - path diversions, new gates instead of stiles or maybe the path has become blocked.
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