Where to stroll, roll and cast
Walk this way
The Gower is a walkers’ paradise. There are around 400 miles of rights of way and a variety of walking routes through lush countryside, rolling hills, impressive coastline and pretty woodland. It’s the perfect environment to put on your boots and blow away the cobwebs whether hiking along the coast or inland.
Visit www.swansearamblers.org.uk or www.glamorganwalks.com for route information including the Gower Way, a challenging 35 mile trek across the Peninsula that takes in "glorious" Rhossili, one of the Telegraph's 'Top 10 British Walks' and The Times' '20 Greatest Rural British Walks'.
Like to ride your bicycle?
Cycling is the perfect way to savour Mumbles, Swansea Marina and the Gower coast with some flat and more challenging routes dotted around the area. Explore rugged coastline, rolling hills and quiet country lanes either on your own bike or by hiring from 'The Hub' in Swansea: contact them on 01792 466944.
For cycle routes visit www.cycle-route.com or spend the day at Afan Forest Park (www.afanforestpark.co.uk), a stunning valley featuring a 36 km trail that is ideal for families with picnic and refreshment stops along the way. The Millennium Coastal Path in Llanelli is also perfect for cyclists of all ages with 22 km of purpose built track and a hire shop housed in the Visitor Centre.
Gower serves up some beautiful places to fish from with bass, flounder, mackerel, mullet and eel likely catches. Fish off Mumbles Pier or around the lighthouse and its islands but look out for strong tides. Cast off the beach or rocks at Oxwich Bay or Burry Holmes or take up the challenge of fishing off Worms Head into deep water. Alternatively cast off along the Loughor Estuary, a tricky location that plays host to many a competition. For more details visit the Mumbles Motor Boat & Fishing Club website.