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The only way to get to know Gower

There is no better way to get to know Gower’s stunning coastline and countryside in all their glory than by walking its many paths and beaches. You’ll discover a new favourite spot each time you come here.

We help maintain and improve Gower’s footpaths so everyone can enjoy as much of this stunning location as possible. By working with organisations like Wales Coast Path and the Swansea Council’s Country Access Team, we safeguard Gower’s footpaths in a sustainable way.

Want to help? We’re always grateful for the support of our members and work parties who make a physical contribution to keeping our footpaths in top condition. You can also learn footpath maintenance skills! If you’d like to get involved, please contact us.

Details of the walks are shown in the Programme section of the website.

Work Parties

Maintaining footpaths and improving access contributes to encouraging an appreciation and love of Gower. Working parties, consisting of both Gower Society and Swansea Ramblers members, work with the local authority on footpath maintenance and improvement. This gives members the opportunity to make a physical contribution whilst learning and practising appropriate skills.

The work we do includes clearing paths with hand tools, strimmers, brush-cutters, etc., repairing and building timber stiles and bridges, installing gates, replacing and building steps, digging out paths, installing waymarks, and the like.

Our footpath work parties are held normally on the second Wednesday of each month and occasionally at other times as well. We also meet from time to time for other purposes such as beach cleaning or litter picking. Any member wishing to join a work party would be most welcome. 

Become a Member of The Gower Society

Join us in enjoying and protecting this unique area for our future generations.

Membership