John P

Час  23 годин 34 хвилин

Координати 981

Uploaded 6 січня 2020

Recorded січня 2020

181 m
-18 m
15,05 km

Переглянуто 2 раз(и), завантажено 0 раз(и)

біля Llangennith, Wales (United Kingdom)

If you stay at the village of Llangenith at the far end of the Gower Peninsula, this is a lovely day walk you can complete any time of the year. You start by walking down the road to the Broughton caravan site, then a long stretch of sand is ahead of you. If the tide is out the area of sand is enormous, but check when the high tide is because at one point the sea comes close to some steep slopes. At the far end of the beach you come close to the Whiteford lighthouse, unusual as it is made of cast iron. Beyond the many sea birds, the coast of Carmarthenshire is visible on the other side of the channel. After rounding the point you follow a path at the edge of the pine trees. To the east there is a large expanse of salt marsh grazed by white horses and sheep (you can eat Saltmarsh lamb at the Kings Head in Llangenith when it is in season). After a short climb refresh yourself at the Cwm Ivy cafe (summer only or after a further climb at the Community shop and cafe in the Llanmadoc village (great homemade cake To gain some serious views the route now takes you over Llanmadoc hill past an old hillfort, before descending back into Llangenith, its Norman church with its distinctive tower guiding you back for some further refreshment and a bed if you wish, at the dog friendly Kings Head ( Our dog enjoyed the walk very much, running freely on the beach. Later we put her on lead as there are sheep and horses grazing amongst the dunes, woods and on the mountain. Dropping back into Llangenith, she was not best pleased at the indignity of being hoisted over the stile at the bottom of the field!

Broughton Burrows Caravan site


Cwn Ivy Cafe

Lovely food but only open in summer
Archaeological site

Llanmadoc Hillfort


Llanmadoc shop and cafe

Great little shop and cafe

The King's Head

An old pub with accommodation and food

Whiteford Lighthouse

A curious old cast iron lighthouse


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