A fresh walk this morning, the sun shining for the most part and the ground hard beneath our feet which suited us well as our walk took us through Bishopston Valley which can be boggy particularly after a lot of rain – something that happens quite a lot in Wales 🙂
The walk is easy to moderate, gradual ascents and descents through Bishopston Valley with some more challenging (but not difficult) climbs along the coastal path.
If you are lucky enough to be staying in Hael Farm Cottage – this walk is on your doorstep – literally!
A great circular walk winding your way through Bishopston Valley down to Pwll Du Bay, where you can pick up the coastal path which will take you along the coastline back to Southgate village, just a 5 minute walk from the cottage itself or you can walk it in reverse and walk along the stunning coastline down to Pwll Du Bay and then backup through the valley which will drop you back at your front door!
The walk itself is approximately 30 minutes through the valley and then another hour for the coastal path section.
We made a pit stop at the The Cliff (Southgate) for the most enormous tea cake I have ever seen! Just 5 minutes from Hael Farm Cottage by foot. You might not need it at the beginning but it will make a welcome treat on the return journey.
A different walk in the Summer and a swim at Pwll Du Bay is highly recommended. A hidden gem used mostly by locals the beach is never busy even in the height of summer. Word of warning there are no facilities at the beach so come prepared. You may also have noticed the beach is just a little bit pebbly – plenty of sand when the tide is out but as long as you don’t mind sitting on some pebbles or grabbing a log you will be fine 🙂
Don’t forget to book a stay at the cottage to enjoy this fabulous walk. Hael Farm Cottages, Swansea Accommodation, Gower Cottages,