Gower Walking Festival

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The Gower Walking Festival 2018 has now finished

That’s it for #GowerWalking18, our first year as organising committee for the Gower Walking Festival.

What an amazing week it’s been. We’ve been completely overwhelmed by the love for the Festival and how pleased you are to have it back. It’s been an absolute pleasure meeting you all and hearing about your walking experiences. A massive THANK YOU to all the walk leaders and back markers who did a superb job.

Gower Walking Festival will be back 1-9 June 2019

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Sarah, Nick, Caroline, John, Stuart and John

 

In this small pocket of south west Wales, measuring just 19 miles long and covering over 70 square miles, Gower has an abundant rich variety of landscape, flora, fauna and a cultural heritage too. The size and terrain makes this one of the most accessible areas to walk for all, and our festival offers everyone the opportunity to try something new, revisit a much loved haunt, or simply stroll along the water’s edge.

All Gower Walking Festival walks are guided by people who know about and love Gower and who will share their expertise as we walk. In 2018 there were walks about castles, churches, industry. Walks for wheels, for dogs, for poets and photographers. We had easy walks on the Mumbles waterfront, moderate walks to Pwll Du and strenuous walks to cover the four peaks of Gower. And we also partnered with specialists to provide Tai Chi, mountain boarding, parkour and coasteering.

The Gower Walking Festival would not happen without the wonderful team of volunteers, many are professionals who have given us their time for free. We are very grateful to all our sponsors and funders for their support in making this festival happen.

Spaces are limited on most walks and activities, so once 2019 walks are announced, do book early to avoid disappointment. We just ask that you read and take note of our booking conditions. We want this to be your best and safest visit to Gower.

Our mission is to be sustainable for the future, diverse for all, and aware of our beautiful environment.

So, pull on your walking boots and book your walk!

Banner images courtesy of Liz Barry.


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