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Gower Peninsular (Wales) Coastal Hiking/Walking Weekend 9-11 August 2019
August 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - August 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pmFree
Where: Rhossili Bukhouse, Middleton, Rhossili, Swansea, SA3 1PL
When: 9th-11th August 2019 (Friday-Sunday)
Cost: From £129.00 (includes 2 nights’ accommodation and guided walks)
We will depart London on Friday evening (departure locations confirmed nearer the time). Our destination is Rhossili – (car sharing will be available for those that need it and options will be announced nearer the time – you are welcome to make your own way to the accommodation and the starting points, if you prefer). Our accommodation for the weekend is Rhossili Bunkhouse which is situated at the end of the Gower Peninsula, in the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Rhossili Bunkhouse is within easy walking distance of three glorious beaches and ideally located for our weekend hikes. Opened in 2007, the Bunkhouse is operated by Rhossili Bunkhouse Limited on behalf of the Trustees of Rhossili Village Hall and for the benefit of the community.
Duvets and pillows are provided but not the bed lined so either pack single bed linen or just bring a pillow case and sleeping bag. The accommodation is modern with good self-catering kitchen, all the showers and toilets we need and a good lounge area. There is also seating outside with views across the fields towards the sea.
You will need to bring your own food for breakfast and packed lunches. Either bring this to your meeting point or buy at the motorway service station on the journey or the large supermarket before our destination. On Saturday evening people can self-cater, but most of the group are likely to eat out in a local pub.
On Saturday our walk leaves from the hostel door. Our route takes us down towards Rhossili beach. This beach is always rated one of the most popular in Europe. We will then walk along the coast in the direction of Port Eynon. There is some stunning coastline so we will take our time on this walk. Depending on tide times anyone interested can cross Worm’s Head at low tide. When we finally reach Port Eynon you will be able to relax and maybe enjoy an ice cream! The transport will have been left at Port Eynon earlier that morning and will travel back to the accommodation where we can shower and get ready for our evening meal.
On Sunday after breakfast we will quickly clear and clean the accommodation and then drive to Oxwich (another lovely beach), popular with all sorts of water-sports. Our walk will take us the length of this beach and then onward to Three Cliffs Bay. This is always a popular location so we will enjoy the Bay before we continue uphill towards the remains of Pennard Castle. Our route back is partly inland taking an elevated position with views from Penmaen. We will rejoin our
outbound route at Oxwich for a final stretch along the golden sands back to the car park.
After the Sunday hike, we will drive straight from the finish to London (with some comfort breaks) and plan to be back in London around 7:30pm on Sunday evening
- August 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
- August 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
- Event Categories:
- Activity Weekends, hiking, Social Events, trekking, UK Weekend Trips from London, walking
- Event Tags:
- adventure weekend, gower, hiking, hikking, Rhossili, Three Cliffs Bay, trekking, walking, weekend away, Worm's Head
- Rhossili Bunkhouse
Rhossili , Swansea SA3 1PL United Kingdom + Google Map