Worms Head & Rhossili Bay Walk Scenery – Gower Peninsula Walks In Swansea – Tour Wales Walking Holidays UK
Enjoy some great Worms Head and Rhossili Bay walk scenery with relaxing music to see if you fancy Gower Peninsula Walks In Swansea whilst on tour Wales Walking Holidays UK. Scenery along the walk includes: includes Rhossili Bay, Rhossili Beach and the little islet of Burry Holms; Rhossili Down, Rhossili Village and other local villages; Worms Head and its causeway. Along the way you may see llamas and horses; and may even be lucky enough to see a seal on the causeway.
Worms Head & Rhossili Bay Walk Scenery
The terrain of this walk is a combination of coastal path, hill paths, a track, a rough rock causeway. There is also some scrambling up and down rocks if you make it to the tip of Worms Head. There is one steep climb up to Rhossili Down trig point, the highest point above sea level on the Gower Peninsula, which is rewarded with a fabulous view of Rhossili Bay and imposing all round views of the peninsula. Route finding is easy and the whole walk can be seen from Rhossili Down. Along the route, scenery includes Rhossili Bay, Rhossili Beach and the little islet of Burry Holms; Rhossili Down, Rhossili Village and other local villages; Worms Head and its causeway. During the walk you may see llamas and horses; and may even be lucky enough to see a seal on the causeway.
Rhossili Bay lies to the north west of Rhossili village on the most south western tip of the Gower Peninsula in the county of Swansea, Wales. Rhossili Bay has 5 kilometres of sandy beach in an arc which curves northwards from the village. The beach is flat and occasionally disrupted by old shipwrecks such as the Helvetia. At the northern end of Rhossili Beach is the little islet of Burry Holms.
Worms Head is a promontory and small island just off the coast, west of Rhossili Village. Local people have given it the name “The Worm”. The origin of its title stems from Vikings. They named it “The Wurme”, which means Dragon and/or Serpent. Its name has clearly been distorted a little through the years towards the title it is now endowed with, “Worm’s Head”. The Worm protrudes out in to the Atlantic Ocean a little over 2 km. It’s also the furthest western piece of real estate on the Gower Peninsula. This little island is actually 1.61 km long and linked to the mainland peninsula just by a low 0.5 km causeway of rocks. If you want to walk the length to The Wurme, the causeway is revealed for around about 5.5 hours each day during low tide. If you don’t want to be cut off and occupy the island for half a day, don’t ignore the warnings and make sure you return to the mainland before the tide comes back in.
At 190 metres high, a short distance inland of Rhossili Beach and north from Rhossilli village, lies Rhossili Down, the highest vantage point on the Gower Peninsula. It slopes steeply on the western side, has a ridge which is off-centre, and slopes more gently on the eastern side. Iron Age remains have been found with 2 chambered burial tombs called ” Sweyne’s Howes” located on the Down’s east side
Rhosili is quite a small village and located at the most south west end on the Gower Peninsula in the county of Swansea, Wales. An excavation exposed the prior existence of a settlement and church which was pre medieval closer the ocean, which was probably deserted because of the motion of sand towards the settlement during high winds over the decades. Rhossili is a popular tourist spot and has retailers; a private car park; some public toilets; a number of venues where you can consume food and drink, such as Rhossili Hotel; and last but not least, a National Trust visitor centre.
The Gower Peninsula is a peninsula in the south of Wales. Jutting westwards into the Bristol Channel, The Gower is the most westerly part of the county of Swansea. The Gower became the first area in the United Kingdom to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in 1956.
Swansea is both a coastal city and county in south Wales. The county lies within the historic county boundaries of Glamorgan and is situated on the sandy South West Wales coast.