Dan's Journey - Rhosili

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Distance: 2.4 miles / 4 km

Start & End: SS 414 880

Parking: National Trust Car Park, Rhossili, Swansea, SA3 1PR


This is a circular walk starting in Rhossili (A). Walk towards the headland on the coastal path. If you look down to the left you'll see Rhossili Bay Beach (B).

Continue on the coastal path, and after a kilometre, turn left and follow the path to the Sunflower Fields (C). After walking around the field, walk out the other side, and you'll come out on the coastal path overlooking Fall Bay, on the south side of the headland.

Turn right and walk on the coastal path around the headland and towards Rhossili Point. From here, you'll be able to see Worm's Head (Ch) out in the sea. Continue to walk around on the coastal path and you'll return to the car park.

Points of Interest

A) Rhossili

Grid Reference: SS 415 880

Rhosili is a small village and a community. Rhossili probably gets its name in part from the Welsh word for moorland, rhos. The second element in the name may be a reference to a Saint Sulien or St. Sili, but details are not clear.

B) Rhossili Bay

Grid Reference: SS 411 882

Rhossili Bay is the first beach to be awarded Britain's Best Beach by TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice for the second year running. This is one of Gower's longest beaches at 3 miles long.

C)Sunflower Field

Grid Reference: SS 409 875

Farmland that stretches over 8 acres of land, covered in sunflowers during the summer months. It costs £2, per head, to enter the field.

CH) Worms Head

Grid Reference: SS 395 874

Worm's Head is a headland which is the furthest westerly point on the Gower Peninsula. The name comes from the Norse word 'Wurme', meaning dragon or serpent.

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