Walks And Walking – Gower Walking Festival 2013

Walks And WalkingGower Walking Festival 2013 – Saturday 1st June to Sunday 16th June

I visited Swansea a few years ago and whilst there did a very enjoyable walk from Oxwich to the Mumbles and it really was 10 miles hard walking in the Gower Peninsula but fantastic all the same.

This year is the 9th Gower Walking Festival where you can explore the unique landscapes of Gower – dramatic cliffs, sandy beaches, wooded valleys and open moors and marsh. Delve into its history – Celtic Saints, Norman invasion and Copperopolis, taste their gorgeous local food, including my favourite; Welsh Cawl and discover a rich wildlife with their experts along the way. Wales is generally perfect for walking holidays, regardless of where you go.

Walks And Walking - Gower Walking Festival 2013

Walks And Walking – Gower Walking Festival 2013

I found this picture in their website’s Photo section from pictures from last year’s walking festival and thought this chap has a very similar walking style to myself and by that I mean, he’s on a beach and on beaches you can either keep the water to your left hand side, or the water to your right hand side but, he’s using a map… and that’s exactly what I would do, just to triple check I’m going the right way!

Gower Walking Festival 2013 – 71 guided walks and activities over 16 days

There promises a wonderful team of local volunteers ready to introduce you to all that is Gower, Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, an 18-mile-long peninsula, jutting out into the Bristol Channel, on the doorstep of Swansea, Wales’s second city. More details here.

Walks And Walking - Gower Walking Festival 2013 - Derek Brockway

Walks And Walking – Gower Walking Festival 2013 – Derek Brockway

Derek Brockway, BBC’s Weatherman Walking, the Gower Walking Festival’s Honorary Patron will open the 2013 Festival on Saturday 1 June 2013 at Southgate at 10.30. Come and meet Derek and have the chance to buy a signed copy of one his books.

Gower AONB Partnership

The Partnership works to protect Gower for future generations, and to enable everyone to appreciate the landscape, wildlife and culture of Gower. They are delighted to support the Gower Walking Festival 2013. The partnership is co-ordinated by the City & County of Swansea with financial support from the Countryside Council of Wales.


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