The Gower Walking Festival 2019 has launched its programme for this year, and there are a super range of walks from 1st – 9th June. There are over 40 walks and activities organised, including walking the Pennant plateau to the north of Swansea with an expert geologist, a walk to the furthest westerly tip on Worms Head with the National Trust, and a stroll through the streets of Swansea celebrating its 50th year as a city with respected local historian Gerald Gabb. It promises to be an exceptional nine days.
The organisers are keen to partner with other local colleagues and this year you can kayak with Gower Adventures, take several walks with the National Trust rangers, observe the conservation work of the Hedgerow Hub, and take a beginner’s course in expert navigation and map interpretation led by premier walking specialists, Tread Gower, offered at a reduced rate especially for the festival. On the lighter side, you can enjoy a tour of Gower Gin at the end of the festival’s first walk or enjoy a sumptuous picnic at L’Amuse Cookery School with breath taking views of Three Cliffs after Walk 10.
There are few things that offer benefit both to your physical and mental well-being but walking most certainly is one of them. This year, the festival has teamed up with MIND Swansea, the mental health charity, and there will be a sponsored walk in aid of their valuable work. The walk will include Swansea’s iconic sporting venues, starting at the Liberty Stadium (include-ing a brief tour), and ending at St Helens via The Vetch field.
Whether you want a serious 8 hour walk, or a good leisurely stroll, the festival offers you the chance to enjoy walking within a small group.
Spaces are limited on each walk and for most walks, you need to wear good footwear/walking boots.
All details on the website www.gowerwalkingfestival.uk