A short, scenic walk, taking in two of Gower's most picturesque bays
View across Langland Bay, Gower
Coastal paths, flight of steps. Surface varies from hard, firm to smooth and uneven.
Langland Bay car park (pay and display)
Langland Bay car park
Public Transport: Yes, see our Exploring by bus page
Car parking at Langland Bay (pay and display)
Bring your own refreshments for this walk.
Public toilets at Langland Bay.
Be prepared: Wear suitable footwear.
Safety Information: The route crosses the golf course - look out for airborne golf balls! Also, this walking route involves flights of steps.
- Start at the car park at Langland Bay and proceed to the bottom of Brynfield Road. Turn left along the road towards the Langland Bay Golf Club. Just before the clubhouse turn right (past the 'No Entry' sign) and follow the narrow path across and then beside the 3rd fairway of the golf course. Here you will emerge onto a track. Cross over the track and up the bank onto a second track, cross this track and climb a short flight of steps on a third track. Turn left and follow the track until you emerge on the golf course above the coast.
- Turn left and walk along the path until you reach the top of the path that leads down to the coast. Turn right and carefully walk down the steps until you reach the coast path. Turn left and follow the path around the coast back to Langland Bay. Turn right up the steps to return to the car park.
- Although this stretch of the Gower coast is quite close to the bustling village of Mumbles, the wildlife found here is common to Gower as a whole. In the skies look out for the rare chough - only 3 or 4 pairs live on Gower. It can be distinguished from the similar crow by its distinct call and red beak and legs.
- Other relatively rare birds are the peregrine falcon and raven, and you may also see (or hear) green woodpecker, skylark, buzzards, goldfinch, bullfinch and stone chat.
- In the sea, grey seals are a common sight, bobbing up and down off shore. You may also be lucky enough to see the rarer porpoises or even a basking shark.
- On shore you may come across slow worms, common lizards and adders basking in the summer sunshine, however although common they are shy creatures and usually difficult to spot.
- As well as abundant gorse and heather the flowers of the rare yellow whitlow grass can be seen in April.
- Look at the cliffs between Caswell and Langland to see if you can spot any formations in the rocks. The rock formations here are geologically important and have been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The above information is an extract from: Walking for Health, produced by the City and County of Swansea.