After the boys of summer have gone. DimExcuses Gower Walk 2013.

Gower Walk

It has become a bit of a tradition.  Every year at the end of summer, several of us get the first Gower bus to Rhossili and start a mammoth walk back.  We quickly take in the awesome Rhossili Bay and Worm’s Head before cutting across land, over looking Mewslade and Fall Bay, to get to Port Eynon in time for a full cooked breakfast. Much needed fuel for the rest of the walk.

Fall Bay

We weren’t the only ones walking the cliffs.  Have a look at the sheep in the left of this photo, right on the edge of the cliff.

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Leaving Port Eynon we followed the Wales Coastal Path towards Oxwich Bay, taking in the spectacular Gower coast on the way.

Gower Cliffs

Checkout Paul Jones striding confidently in this picture, which I have entitled ‘nature is my bitch’.

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Arriving at Oxwich Bay we are 10 miles into the walk and in need of a pint in the Oxwich Bay Hotel.  It is a cosy break as we sit out the only real shower of the day.

Oxwich Bay Hotel

The back of the walk broken, we then walked across the beach at Oxwich Bay walking past Little Tor.  Unfortunately the tide was blocking the walk past Great Tor.

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With the tide in we had to climb over Great Tor.  Not needed with now tired knees and ankles.  Here is Ade Price at the top of the Tor before we start the decent into Three Cliffs.

Ade Price

I quickly took this photo of Three Cliffs as it is quite an uncommon angle to see Britain’s most photographed and painted beach.  For lots of great photos of Three Cliffs Bay go to 3cliffsbay.co.uk, you may see some of mine.

Three Cliffs Bay

Once across Three Cliffs Bay, which features in my previous Gower Walking blogs, we headed up through Pobbles Bay to the Southgate Pub for a much needed break.

Above Pwll Du

 

We then walked through Southgate and onto East Cliff overlooking Hunt’s Bay, before walking down into Pwll Du.

Pwll Du

It was then just a matter of climbing out of Pwll Du and up into Bishopston for a well earned pint of ‘Three Cilff’s Gold’ in the Joiners Arms.

The Joiners Arms

So 9 hours, 19 miles, 3 pubs and a cafe later we had completed the DimExcuses Gower Walk 2013.  Next year you should come, DimExcuses.

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