Organisers – Richie & Rick
Where – Rhossili Exclusive Hire, Rhossili Activity Centre, Middleton, Rhossili, Swansea, SA3 1PJ
When – 21st-23rd Jul 2017 (Friday-Sunday)
Cost – £119.00 (includes 2 nights’ accommodation and guided walks) – or £258 for a private twin room
For this weekend, we will be visiting the heart of the Gower Peninsula, Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We will depart from London on Friday after work, and drive to our recently refurbished exclusive hire accommodation in the village of Middleton close to Rhossili Bay, on the southern slopes of Rhossili Down overlooking the sea and only about 20 miles from Swansea city centre. It is three hundred year-old building which was originally the village school. It sleeps up to 20 with all the showers and toilet facilities that we will need. Facilities include Dining Room/Lounge, a large multi-activity room/dining and a small sitting room with doors opening onto the patio at the rear. There is a garden with barbecue and outside games area, a drying room, wifi internet access. All bed linen is provided., but please bring your own towels. On Saturday evening people can self cater, but most of the group are likely to eat out locally in a pub which will be booked nearer the time.
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 watersports. 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.