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Swansea Ramblers Walk



Port Eynon Point




Walk Start / Finish Location:
Port Eynon

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




Walk Description



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.


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

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/810-gower---port-eynon-point




Google Earth view of walk
If you have Google Earth installed then download the route by clicking the image

Google Earth allows you to fly over the route and see it from different angles
(The Google Earth application can be downloaded and installed from the options on the Google search page)




Photographs of the Walk


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Leave the car park and bear right


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Follow the track


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Continue straight on


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Turn right into the lane


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Turn left at the junction


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Looking back from the junction


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View over the bay at Port Eynon


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The ruined salt house


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Bear right uphill


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Follow the gravel path


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The monument to Gower Society founders


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View back from the stone


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Continue along the headland


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Descend a steep path then turn inland


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Above the water treatment plant turn right through the gate


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At the Green in Overton turn right


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Follow the narrow footpath between the houses


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Turn right on the road


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Go left onto a footpath


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Old stone stile uncovered by our work party after many years hidden in undergrowth


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Take the left fork


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Watch carefully for many trip hazards on the uneven surface


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View towards Port Eynon


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Take the left turn over a low stone stile


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Head for the caravan park


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Turn right to go between the caravans


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After leaving the caravan site turn right into the car park




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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