Gower Walking Festival

Annual Celebration of Gower

The Industrial Heritage of the Lower Clyne Valley

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The walk will explore the historical geography and associated features of the lower Clyne Valley. We will visit the sites of several former collieries and three former railway lines. Other features such as the former Clyne Valley racecourse and the relics of the World War 2 Gower Stop Line will also be discussed.

We will view the claypit which served the former Clyne Valley Brickworks and discuss the geology of the carboniferous period rocks which make up the valley. The walk will mainly be on relatively flat ground with some minor gradients to overcome. The paths can be very muddy and the track uneven. There are no styles but walkers will have to step over fallen trees. Walking boots and hiking poles are recommended as well as wet weather clothing if the weather forecast is poor.

  • Date: Friday 13 September
  • Walk: 27
  • Leader: Rob Edwards
  • Time: 10.30 am
  • Start Point: Railway Inn Car Park, Gower Road, Killya
  • End Point: Railway Inn Car Park, Gower Road, Killya
  • Grid Reference: 607924
  • What3words: Mines.railways.pillboxes
  • Distance: 3km
  • Duration: 1 hr 40 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Parking: Free car park Railway Inn
  • Bus Stop: Killay Square (10 min walk)
  • Price: £6
  • Child: £6
  • Sponsor: Clyne Valley Community Project
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The walk will explore the historical geography and associated features of the lower Clyne Valley. We will visit the sites of several former collieries and three former railway lines. Other features such as the former Clyne Valley racecourse and the relics of the World War 2 Gower Stop Line will also be discussed.

We will view the claypit which served the former Clyne Valley Brickworks and discuss the geology of the carboniferous period rocks which make up the valley. The walk will mainly be on relatively flat ground with some minor gradients to overcome. The paths can be very muddy and the track uneven. There are no styles but walkers will have to step over fallen trees. Walking boots and hiking poles are recommended as well as wet weather clothing if the weather forecast is poor.