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Swansea Ramblers Walk



Pennard Castle




Walk Start / Finish Location:
National Trust Car Park in Southgate

Walk Distance: 3 miles (2 hours)

Walk Level: Moderate

Parking: National Trust Car Park (Charge)

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




Walk Description



This walk in Gower follows the cliffs at Southgate to views over Three Cliffs Bay
before continuing to Pennard Castle then past the water tower and back into Southgate.

Head west from the car park along the cliffs to the viewpoint over Three Cliffs Bay.
Continue west and the path begins to descend.
Turn right, down to the valley floor then immediately climb to the top of the other side on the wooden walkway.
Follow this path through the dunes for more views over Three Cliffs Bay.
Continue along the walkway and look for the castle on the hill.
At the castle, stop to see the view then continue on the path to follow the golf course perimeter,
bearing right to pass the water tower on way to Sandy Lane.
Head for the corner of Linkside Drive and the main road.
Cross over and go through the kissing gate at the edge of the school grounds.
Follow this path at the side of the houses and turn left ignoring the kissing gate on the right.
The path soon turns right and follows the hedgerow southward through three fields before entering woodland
and going past the water treatment plant to the end of Hael Lane.
Continue straight along this lane, ignoring the left turn.
At the end of the lane head back to the car park.


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/748-gower---pennard-castle-southgate-circular




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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




Swansea Ramblers hope you enjoy doing this walk.

Over time things can change on the walk

- for example - path diversions, new gates instead of stiles or maybe the path has become blocked.

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