august, 2021

sun22aug10:00 am4:00 pmThe Worm's Head - A Tidal Adventure10:00 am - 4:00 pm National Trust Rhossili Car Park, National Trust Rhossili Event Organized By: David Thomas

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Organizer

David ThomasI have been walking in the mountains for over 50 years, walking on my own for over 40 years and have been a qualified Mountain Leader since 1986. I have walked in high mountains all over the UK and Ireland, Spain, the Pyrennees, the Alps, Ethiopia, Australia and walked the GR20 in Corsica.

Event Details

The Worm’s Head is a tidal island at the very end of the Gower and is only accessible for a couple of hours either side…

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The Worm’s Head is a tidal island at the very end of the Gower and is only accessible for a couple of hours on either side of low tide.

After a short stroll through the village, we ascend to the trig point at the southern end of Rhossili Down. From here, on a good day, there are extensive views west along the Pembrokeshire coast as far as Caldey Island and east across the entire Gower peninsula. The walk then goes the length of the hill, visiting the remains of a WW2 radar station before heading diagonally down to visit Sweyne’s Howes, two Bronze Age burial chambers. From here it’s back to the coast above Mewslade bay from where we follow the Wales Coastal path to the Coastwatch station at the end of the Rhossili peninsula. 

The real adventure starts here. An easy descent to the shoreline is followed by wandering between the rock pools revealed by the falling tide until the island is reached. Once on the inner island keep your eyes out for seals basking on rocks. The walk to the end of the outer island involves clambering over a couple of stretches of sea-worn rocks and walking over a spectacular rock arch. Finally, at the very end, there is an optional easy short scramble to get to the top of the ‘head’ from where you can look back along the length of the island and the whole of Rhossili bay. And then it’s back to the mainland before the tide comes back in and a short walk back to the car park and a coffee, or something stronger, in the Worm’s Head Hotel.

More info

Height Gain : 425m Distance : 14.5km Time : 6hrs

What to bring

  • Walking boots
  • Warm layers and waterproofs essential
  • Packed lunch

Where

National Trust Car Park, Rhossili, Swansea SA3 1PR

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Health Guidelines for this Event

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There is and never has been any danger from Covid19 in any group situation outside anywhere in the world. Meeting others outdoors and walking in groups is and always has been safe. There is and never has been any danger from Covid19 in any group situation outside anywhere in the world. Meeting others outdoors and walking in groups is and always has been safe. Wales Outdoors will never willingly cancel walks or indeed comply with any new lockdowns.

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