SATURDAY 2- SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2023
The Gower Walking Festival returns in 2023, from Saturday 2nd to Sunday 10th September, with nine days of thirty-three glorious walks!
At the heart of this year’s festival, we are celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Wales Coastal Path (WCP). Our first weekend offers the chance to walk the entire Gower section of the WCP, from Penclawdd to Mumbles (over forty miles), in two days. Over the course of the nine days, more than half of our walks will be on the coastal path. Find out more at Wales Coast Path
We are also delighted to be partnering with walk · listen · create – home of walking artists and artist walkers with two great opportunities. From August to the end of September, you can submit a poem or flash fiction inspired by your coastal walks to Shorelines (with an opportunity of winning a prize). And during the week of the festival, on Wednesday 7th September, we are hosting with Walk-Listen-Create – Shoreline Stories, an online creative writing workshop with El Rhodes. For more details, go to the separate page from the link above.
Walking is recognised as benefiting not only our physical health, but also our mental health. Walking gives you time to think, enjoy nature, and explore new landscapes. We have a wonderful team of volunteer walk leaders ready to share with you their knowledge of our special landscapes here on Gower and surrounding area.
Before booking, please read the How to Book Page, which includes our important T&Cs. Some of our walks are dog-friendly, and the variety of walks on offer ensures there is something for all, from those who prefer a gentle stroll to the serious long-distance walker.
We do hope you enjoy this programme of walks exploring the UK’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Time to get your boots on!
Gower Walking Festival Organising Committee
P.S After the Gower Walking Festival week, why not keep your boots on for the Gower Pilgrimage Way Festival 11th-16th September.