Stage Section length: 1.6 miles Time: 45 minutes Level of Difficulty: Easy
This section is fairly easy walking, although the ground can become very muddy, and waterproof footwear is strongly recommended. Be aware that sheep and cattle may be grazing in the fields, so care should be taken, particularly with dogs.
If you wish to avoid the wet ground or the livestock, an alternative route is to follow the road up through Oxwich village until you reach a T-junction. Take the right hand turning and follow the road to the next junction. Take the next right hand turning, which leads to Penrice Church. Please take care walking along the road.
There are public toilets, a hotel and cafes at Oxwich.
Starting point: Grid Reference SS504861 Postcode SA3 1LS
Map and Directions: Click HERE
Transport: For up-to-date information on relevant bus routes, visit https://swanseabaywithoutacar.co.uk/downloads-timetables/
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: Oxwich has a large beach car park. At Penrice there is some limited parking at the entrance to the churchyard.
Possible Refreshment Opportunity:
Oxwich: The Oxwich Bay Hotel and there is also a small shop and cafe serving fish and chips. There no facilities at Penrice.
Churches: For information about St Illtyd’s, Oxwich click HERE or about St Andrews, Penrice click HERE