Gower Walking Festival

Annual Celebration of Gower

Cwm Clydach – A Hidden Gem

A walk through varied terrain on some of Gower’s least travelled paths, truly a hidden gem. From our start point in broad-leafed woodland, we rise up over Mynydd Gellionen and the 19th century chapel. From here we drop down slightly through farmland before climbing again onto Mynydd Carnllechart to visit the burial site which dates back to around 1500 BC, and have a bite to eat.

We then head across open moorland with spectacular views before dropping back down into the valley and follow the Clydach river back through the RSPB nature reserve crossing the river on several of the bridges along the way. The walk also offers a great chance to spot resident wildlife including buzzards, kites grey wagtails and pied flycatchers. Walking poles and gaiters recommended.

  • Date: Saturday 18 September
  • Walk: 10
  • Leader: Chris Evans
  • Time: 10:00
  • Start Point: RSPB Cwm Clydach
  • End Point: RSPB Cwm Clydach
  • Grid Reference: SN 684 026
  • Distance: 10 Miles
  • Duration: 5 - 6 Hours
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Parking: Free
  • Bus Stop: X6 Change at Clydach
  • Price: £8.00
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A walk through varied terrain on some of Gower’s least travelled paths, truly a hidden gem. From our start point in broad-leafed woodland, we rise up over Mynydd Gellionen and the 19th century chapel. From here we drop down slightly through farmland before climbing again onto Mynydd Carnllechart to visit the burial site which dates back to around 1500 BC, and have a bite to eat.

We then head across open moorland with spectacular views before dropping back down into the valley and follow the Clydach river back through the RSPB nature reserve crossing the river on several of the bridges along the way. The walk also offers a great chance to spot resident wildlife including buzzards, kites grey wagtails and pied flycatchers. Walking poles and gaiters recommended.