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Bank holiday information for our services, including opening times and emergency contacts. All recycling collections will take place on the usual days.


Walkers are spoilt for choice in Swansea and Gower. There is everything from level promenades and parkland for an easy stroll to more strenuous hikes over beaches, moorland and through ancient woods.

Caswell Bay and coast path.

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.

Join Swansea Walking Forum on Facebook.

Countryside walks

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

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.

Walking groups

Useful links to walking and outdoor groups

Get healthy through walking

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

Walking Development Officer

John Ashley
Job title
Walking Development Officer

Rights of way

There are over 400 miles (647km) of public rights of way within our City and County.

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.

Share with care

Please be mindful of others using shared use paths so everyone can enjoy them safely.

Active travel

Active travel is a term for making journeys by physically active means, like walking or cycling. We want to improve and promote active travel for the benefit of everyone.

Report treasure

If you find an object which you think may be historic or valuable ('treasure') in the Swansea or Neath Port Talbot council areas then you must report it to the local coroner as soon as possible.
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