Here is the first in my series of Gower winter walks that you can do in an afternoon. The days are short and the weather terrible at the moment, but that is no excuse for not getting out and about. The Gower Coast is full of great walks but these can be a bit muddy at this time of year. So I tend to choose the surfaced coastal paths when I am walking in January. This is a great walk from Rotherslade (Mumbles) to Caswell Bay and back, taking in Langland Bay on the way. I parked on Higher Lane, Langland, but you can make this walk a bit shorter by parking in Langland Bay. It was a bit of a forced march to make it there and back before dusk as we sent out about 3pm.
I tracked the walk with Everytrail and you can see the map and stats for the walk here.
It was just over 4 miles long, and although it was on any easy access surface it included climbing 295ft in elevation, so it may not be for everyone.
Looking out through the reeds at Langland Bay you can really what the surf is like. A bit cold today though.
Langland is famous for it’s beach huts, which make quite an unusual sight.
South Gower is predominantly limestone geology and you can see plenty of limestone jutting out of the cliffs as you make the walk from Langland Bay to Caswell Bay.
As I mentioned previously the great thing about this winter walk is the way the path is surfaced to make it accessible to most people in all weathers.
Once you get to Caswell Bay it is a matter of turning round and making your way back. There is a Cafe and toilets at Caswell and at Langland Bay.
So that is my first Gower walk. I hope to do a few more over the coming months, I have some good circular ones that you can do.