Gower Walking Festival

Annual Celebration of Gower

Mumbles Lighthouse Island

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Meet us at 6pm at the Jessie Ace and Margaret Wright Blue Plaque at the end of Mumbles promenade, past the pier amusements and towards the lighthouse island.

From here we will cross the (rocky, uneven and sometimes slippery) low tide causeway to Mumbles Lighthouse Island, a sight that is familiar to many people, but perhaps a place that is less likely to be visited.

Archivists from the Story of Mumbles will talk about the wide ranging and fascinating history of the island and the Grade 2 listed Lighthouse, built in 1774.

We will also stop off at the ‘engine house,’ a listed building with an intriguing history, and the site of a current conservation project.

We will head back to the mainland before the tide comes in.

  • Date: Wednesday 11 September
  • Walk: 19
  • Leader: Jake Cosgrove
  • Time: 6:00 pm
  • Start Point: The Jessie Ace and Margaret Wright Blue Plaque
  • End Point: The Jessie Ace and Margaret Wright Blue Plaque
  • Grid Reference: 51.566866936659686, -3.981379404228283
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  • Distance: Approximately 1/2 mile, but on rocky terrain at times
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Parking: Bracelet Bay Car Park, Big Apple Car Park, Knab Rock Car Park
  • Bus Stop: Pier Hotel Busses 3, 3A
  • Price: £7
  • Child: £7
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Meet us at 6pm at the Jessie Ace and Margaret Wright Blue Plaque at the end of Mumbles promenade, past the pier amusements and towards the lighthouse island.

From here we will cross the (rocky, uneven and sometimes slippery) low tide causeway to Mumbles Lighthouse Island, a sight that is familiar to many people, but perhaps a place that is less likely to be visited.

Archivists from the Story of Mumbles will talk about the wide ranging and fascinating history of the island and the Grade 2 listed Lighthouse, built in 1774.

We will also stop off at the ‘engine house,’ a listed building with an intriguing history, and the site of a current conservation project.

We will head back to the mainland before the tide comes in.