Coastal walks, parks and nature reserves
Explore the coasts of Gower and Swansea Bay with our walks, parks and nature reserves.
Whether you are looking for a short walk, a new area to explore or want to challenge yourself to walking the whole Swansea and Gower coast, there are lots of ideas to try.
Bishop's Wood Local Nature Reserve is comprised of 46 acres (19 hectares) of woodland and limestone grassland.
Bishopston Valley (near to Bishopston village), owned and managed by the National Trust, actually runs from Kittle in the north to Pwll Du Bay in the south.
In 1986 Blackpill beach was designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in recognition of its importance for local and migratory birds who stop over during the winter to refuel on their global journeys from Africa to Greenland and the Russian Steppe.
Bracelet Bay is home to the Coastguard station and the Mumbles Lighthouse, with views across the Bristol Channel to Devon on a clear day.
Clyne Gardens contains varied National Collections of plants set in beautiful parkland. Internationally famous for its superb collections of Rhododendrons, Pieris and Enkianthus, the gardens offer a haven of tranquillity, lush planting and interesting features.
Adjacent to the attractive sands of Langland Bay are tennis courts, a seaside promenade, beach huts, pleasant shrub area and seating.
These cliffs stretch from the east of Langland Bay to Limeslade.
Distance 2.3 miles / 3.6km.
Distance 5.5 miles / 8.9km.
Situated at the western end of the Gower Peninsula, located between the small settlements of Llanmadoc and Cheriton to the northeast, and Llangennith to the southwest.