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. Summer 2022 sees the launch 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. There is both a walking and cycling route. The walking route follows public rights of way, including sections of the Wales Coast Path, and is split into 5 sections of around 10 miles.