Ilston to Pennard

Stage length: 3.5 miles Time: 1 hour 45 minutes Level of Difficulty: Moderate
This section includes a steep walk up Sandy Lane from Parkmill to Pennard. The ground can become very muddy, and waterproof footwear is strongly recommended. The route involves crossing the busy South Gower road (A4118), so please take care, particularly with children.

Starting point: Grid Reference SS556903 Postcode SA2 7LD

Map and Directions: Click HERE

Transport: For up-to-date information on relevant bus routes, visit
Most of the Gower routes are operated by New Adventure Travel. Route 14 for Bishopston and Pennard is jointly operated by New Adventure Travel and First Cymru.

Parking: There is only limited on street parking outside the churchyard at Ilston. There is a Pay and Display car park at the Gower Inn in Parkmill and Pennard church has a dedicated car park adjacent to the church.

Possible Refreshment Opportunity:
There are no facilities in Ilston or near Pennard church, but the Gower Inn in Parkmill is on the route, at the start of Ilston Valley.

Churches: For information about St Illtyd’s, Ilston click HERE or about St May’s, Pennard click HERE

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