Walking the Gower Way
Showcasing the best and little-known parts of Gower, The Gower Way is a mid-distance footpath that the Society mapped out to mark the Millennium.
The 56km path was planned and established by the late Peter Thomas, a previous Society Footpaths Officer, and Gordon Howe. It was inaugurated in July 1998 by HRH The Prince of Wales, as commemorated by a plaque located on Cefn Bryn above Penmaen.
The path was designed to promote green tourism In the less-explored areas of Gower, letting walkers experience sweeping views of the landscape and discover a new perspective of the area.
Marker stones have been placed at approximately 1km intervals. These were kindly donated by Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water and engraved by Crofty monumental mason, Leighton Rees. John Alexander of Sluxton installed the markers.
We were delighted to receive this video from Robert Kestin, who recently ran the length of The Gower Way
“Today I had the great pleasure of running the Gower Way in one go. Starting at penller castell at 9am this morning the 6th Dec we followed the route spotting the stones the whole way. We eventually arrived in Rhosilli at the last stone at 13.40. You have a fantastic trail that is well kept and a pleasure to run.” - Robert Kestin
The Gower Society would like to thank the following for their help and cooperation:
- Swansea Council
- Commoners Association
- Community Councils
- Countryside Council for Wales (now Natural Resources Wales)
- Local farmers
- National Trust
- Penrice Estate
- Ramblers Association
- Somerset Trust
Map of the Gower Way