Routes and Maps (Walking)

Section 1: Penclawdd to Llanrhidian
(4.7 miles, 1 hour 45 minutes, difficulty level: Easy)

Stage 1: Penclawdd to Wernffrwd
Stage 2: Wernffrwd to Llanrhidian

Section 2: Llanrhidian to Llangennith
(10.2 miles, 5 hours 20 minutes, difficulty level: Easy to Moderate)

Stage 1: Llanrhidian to Cheriton
Stage 2: Cheriton to Llanmadoc
Stage 3: Llanmadoc to Llangennith

Section 3: Llangennith to Port Eynon
(11 miles, 4 hours 50 minutes, difficulty level: Moderate)

Stage 1: Llangennith to Rhossili
Stage 2: Rhossili to Llanddewi
Stage 3: Llanddewi to Port Eynon

Section 4: Port Eynon to Penmaen
(12.9 miles, 5 hours 55 minutes, difficulty level: mainly Moderate)

Stage 1: Port Eynon to Oxwich
Stage 2: Oxwich to Penrice
Stage 3: Penrice to Reynoldston
Stage 4: Reynoldston to Nicholaston
Stage 5: Nicholaston to Penmaen

Section 5: Penmaen to Bishopston
(8.8 miles, 4 hours 30 minutes, difficulty level: mainly Moderate)

Stage 1: Penmaen to Ilston
Stage 2: Ilston to Pennard
Stage 3: Pennard to Bishopston

Possible extensions to the route

From Bishopston, using established rights of way, it is possible to continue to the
churches of St Hilary in Killay, St Martin in Dunvant and All Souls in Tycoch. All of
these churches have recently joined the Gower Ministry Area. This is illustrated on the
map prepared by Marian Williams when she walked the entire route,
including this extension, to raise money for the Wales Air Ambulance and St Hilary’s
Another possibility from Bishopston is to walk to the village of Three Crosses, via
Barland Common, Upper Killay and Dunvant. Capel y Crwys in Three Crosses is an
Independent Congregation chapel and is the largest in Gower, earning it the colloquial
nickname of Gower’s ‘Cathedral’. From Three Crosses, the start point of the Gower
Pilgrimage Way at St Gwynour’s Church, Llanernewydd, can be reached via the Gower Way and other

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