UPDATE – 12 March 2021
A five-day festival of walks is being planned for September. When the Welsh government’s Covid-19 restrictions are lifted to allow the event to take place we will open our website to take bookings
The Gower Walking Festival is an annual celebration of Gower. Most of all, it’s aim is to encourage participants from all backgrounds to enjoy a unique landscape and a rich heritage. It achieves this by offering an organised, diverse and sustainable programme of events, with minimum environmental impact, to educate, encourage and sometimes challenge those who take part.
Gower Walking Festival – 2019 Saturday 1st to Sunday 9th June.
We grade the walks as easy, moderate, or strenuous and three to four walks are arranged for each day. The walks range from a short ramble to a strenuous 17 miles, so something for everyone’s tastes and abilities. There are lots of different types of walks. You can choose an investigation of Gower churches, a tour of Townhill’s nature corridor, the geology of Gower, sea, and poems, a doggy walk, Welsh wildlife, an introduction to navigation. There are too many to list here. The full programme will be posted on our website so keep visiting our website regularly to check.
There is a nominal charge to participate and this may vary slightly for specialist walks. Previously, competitions have been organised for participating photographers and artists so don’t forget your camera or sketch pad.
In addition, there are a few other activities to try out such as Tai Chi, Parkour, and mountain boarding for kids. In conclusion, to celebrate the end of the Festival, there is a good old-fashioned Twmpath.
Help or join the Gower Walking Festival team
The Gower Walking Festival is a not for profit organisation run entirely by volunteers. The funds raised pay for the annual festival brochure, posters, flyers, and website. Without volunteers there would be no festival, so we hope that as you enjoy your walk or activity you may wish to consider joining us. We are always looking for people to help so If you would like to find out more please get in touch via the Gower Walking Festivals website, their Facebook page or send them an email.
Some of the walks will undoubtedly lead you close to some of Gower’s castles and smugglers haunts. You can read up the articles on our information pages for Gower peninsula castles and Gower smugglers.
There are a number of local rambler groups in the area and all welcome newcomers.