A undulating cliff top walk dotted with stunning sandy bays and the chance to watch surfers enjoying some of the waves The Gower is famous for.
This morning a short transfer (10-15 mins) brings you to Three Cliffs Bay, one of the most breath-taking views on the whole of the Gower. From here walk through Pennard, passing its ruined castle and along the high cliff tops to Bishopstone Pill, passing around the exposed headland above Caswell Bay. Here is an Iron Age promontory fort and the rest of your trail into The Mumbles proceeds through rugged coastal scenery. At times you walk along the beach, but mostly the trail is on a pleasant surfaced path.
Arrive in The Mumbles after passing it's old pier you walk along the seafront and into the town where there are many restaurants and pubs and where you can dine in celebration of your final night here in Wales. Hwyl Fawr or goodbye!
Stop by the pier at Mumbles to get yourself some homemade ice cream.
The route follows unprotected cliff egdes so take good care during low visibility and remember the cliffs can be prone to landslides so dont venture too close to the edge.
Caswell Bay may be impassable during high tide but there is a safe high route if you take the road running parallel to the beach.
Along with your usual gear for a day outdoors remember to pack a wind/waterproof and an extra layer. The weather can change fairly quickly along coastal routes and sections of this walk have little in the way of shelter.
Food and Drink
Before leaving Port Eynon you may like to pick up some snacks for the route from the store at the seafront. Otherwise at approx. 9km into the route you pass Caswell Bay, followed by Langland, Rotherslade and then onto Mumbles. All of which have a good selections of cafes.
Points of interest
This ruined castle is situated near the village of Pennard. Dating back to the early 12th century it was built as a timber ringwork following the Norman invasion of Wales. The walls were rebuilt in stone by the Braose family at the turn of the 13th and 14th centuries, including a stone gatehouse. Soon afterwards, however, encroaching sand dunes caused the site to be abandoned and it fell into ruin. Restoration work was carried out during the course of the 20th century and the remains of the castle are now protected under UK law as a Grade II* listed building.