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Green edged disc/name. Marked stones (1km intervals)Gower Way

56 km / 35 miles

To celebrate the Millennium, the Gower Society planned a symbolic link across the area covered by the ancient lordship of Gower between Penlle'r Castell in the north-east and Rhossili in the far south-west of the peninsula. It opened up unknown parts of Gower using existing footpaths and permissive rights of way and some road sections to form a continuous pathway between the upland areas of Welsh Gower and the coasts of English Gower. The Gower Way, inaugurated by the Prince of Wales in July 1998, traverses the length of the ancient lordship of Gower, surrounded by 5,000 years of history, from Bronze Age dolmens and Iron Age forts, medieval platform sites, to holy wells, Norman castles and churches. The central section passes close to one of Gower's historic industrial and mining areas, now largely cleared, but with some evidence still of this earlier activity. It crosses Cefn Bryn and at Rhossili, there are fine coastal views to Worms Head.


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Waymark: Green edged disc/name. Marked stones (1km intervals)
Green edged disc/name. Marked stones (1km intervals)
Average Gradients; Forest/Woodland; Moorland; Heritage; Industrial History
SN665096 - Penlle'r Castell, Gower, Swansea
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SS402874 - Rhossili, Gower, Swansea
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Route Profile:

54.0 Km (33.6 miles)
736 m (2,415 ft) ascent
368 m (1,207 ft)  maximum height