Penmaen to Ilston

Stage length: 2.8 miles Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Level of Difficulty: Easy
This section is fairly easy walking, although 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 SS531887 Postcode SA3 2HQ

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 ample parking at Penmaen. One needs to take the small road at the side of the church, cross the cattle grid and park on the area of common to the right. There is also a Pay and Display car park at the Gower Inn in Parkmill but only limited on street parking outside the churchyard at Ilston.

Possible Refreshment Opportunity:
There are camp sites at Penmaen, but no other public facilities. There are no facilities in Ilston, but the Gower Inn in Parkmill is on the route, at the start of Ilston Valley.

Churches: For information about St John the Baptist, Penmaen click HERE or about St Illtyd’s, Ilston click HERE

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