Gower was the first area of the United Kingdom to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the peninsula is a wonderful place for walking. May 21st,2022 saw the official opening of the 50-mile long Gower Pilgrimage Way, linking all 17 historic churches in Gower, and including several chapels and other Christian sacred sites along the way. It runs from Penclawdd in the north-east, around the peninsula, finishing at St Teilo’s in Bishopston in the south-east. A video of the launch event is available at https://fb.watch/d8X8_FFlpB/
Television and radio presenter Adrian Chiles has kindly agreed to act as Patron for the Pilgrimage Way.
Gower Ecology Project
After several years of undertaking surveys of the churchyards, we are pleased that the Gower AONB officers from Swansea Council have provided grant aid to improve the ecology of the churchyards within the Gower AONB area. Some interesting finds have been reported. See the churchyard ecology project page for more information.
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Please note that we cannot take responsibility for your safety when you walk or cycle the Pilgrimage Way, or for the accuracy of information provided regarding the routes.
This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government and supported by Swansea Rural Development Partnership at Swansea Council.