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Firebreak information

All organised and group walks will stop during the firebreak 23 October to 9 November. Please stay local and please only exercise with people that live in the same house as you. Our beaches, parks, play areas and open spaces including our countryside rights of way and Swansea prom are open for local exercise.

Please respect the 2 metre distance in these areas and on narrow paths. Exercise should start and end at home (unless there are mobility issues).


What exercise am I allowed to do?

No specific form of exercise is prohibited either by yourself or with members of your household. There are no limits on the distance you can travel during exercise, though the nearer you stay to your home, the better. Your exercise should start and finish from your home and you should exercise alone or with a member of your household.

For more details and guidance see and changes to footpaths and access in Gower and Swansea due to coronavirus


Walkers are spoilt for choice in Swansea and Gower, there is everything from smooth promenades and parkland for an easy stroll to more strenuous hikes over beaches and moorland.

The public rights of way network is an extensive 268 miles (431km) on Gower alone, with many more throughout the rest of the Swansea Bay area. There are numerous walks to suit all abilities and fitness levels - one to aim for is the impressive 35 mile Gower Way.

With all the benefits of walking there is no excuse not to get out and enjoy the fresh air and scenery around us. Find out all you need to know about getting healthy through walking with an instructor-led walk, tried and tested walking routes that you can give a go, or joining one of the dedicated walking groups in the Swansea Bay area.

John Ashley, Walking Development Officer

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Urban walks

Everyone knows about the benefits of walking in the countryside or along the coast but if you can't access these parts of the county then these short urban walks could prove the ideal solution.

Countryside walks

Discover the beauty of Swansea and Gower's coast and countryside on foot.

Walking groups

Useful links to walking and outdoor groups

Get healthy through walking

Why not join one of our regular instructor-led walks?

Walking near livestock

One of the distinctive features of Gower is the large areas of lowland heath commons where farmers who hold commoners rights are able to graze their livestock. If you are planning walks in these areas there are a number of tips to keep in mind.

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