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*City of Swansea Botanical Complex
Overview

'The Botanical Gardens house one of Wales' premier plant collections, with spectacular herbaceous borders and large glasshouses ... There is something to see throughout the year. The herbaceous borders are a fantastic sight from late March until mid October, and even during the harsh winter months the garden has lots to offer with up to 200 different plants having been seen in flower during the Christmas season. As this garden is set within the tranquil surroundings of Singleton Park, it is a very relaxing place to come and browse or gain inspiration for your own garden. There are plenty of places to sit and admire the delightful views.'

*Gower AONB
Overview

'Gower was the first place in Britain to be named an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With cliffs and woodlands ringed by sparkling beaches, this tongue of land is so adored by walkers, birdwatchers, sunbathers and surfers, it’s been scooping awards ever since.'

See also

This is Gower Audio Trail [Audio Trails]

*Gower Commons
Overview

'There are a total of 24 individual commons on Gower covering over 70 square kilometres and constituting 50% of the total land area of the Gower Peninsula ... Historically, most areas of common land in Wales have been open for public access with the consent of the landowner. In May 2005 the Countryside Rights of Way Act (CRoW) established common land, mountain, moor, heath and down as open access land where people can walk in some of the most spectacular landscapes in Wales. These areas are clearly marked on Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps.'

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Gower Commons

*Gower Walking Festival
Overview

'The Gower Walking Festival began in 2005 and was run by the Mumbles Tourist Association to raise money for the independent volunteer-managed Mumbles and Gower Tourist Information Office. It started with 35 walks over eight days and grew to 71 walks over 16 days, with over 1500 participants. In 2015, due to unforeseen circumstances, the festival had to be cancelled. After a break of four years, a new small enthusiastic group formed to restart the much-loved walking festival ...' Usually held Late May.

*Lliw Walking Club
Overview

'Formed in March 2005 by the Mawr Development Trust when trust member, Terry Davies, was handed the task of encouraging local communities to take part in planned walks throughout south and west Wales. The club now has more than 250 members and some 40 members regularly turn up to each walk ... The Lliw Walking Club was formed in June 2016. It has replaced the Mawr Walking Club which was formed in 2005. The renaming was necessary due to unforseen circumstances. It is just the name that has changed.'

*Swansea Outdoor Group
Overview

'We are open to anyone who enjoys walking, and/or cycling and generally enjoys being active outdoors. Non-members are welcome to come along to up to three walks or other events before paying any membership fees. If you've been on a few walks, we would like you to join us. You must be a member to participate in any of our overnight trips.'

*Tawe Trekkers
Overview

'Formed in 2005 the Tawe Trekkers are a hiking group for the younger (18+) and adventurous person in the South-West Wales area (Carmarthenshire, Swansea, Neath Port-Talbot and Bridgend). We love exploring the local coastline and countryside, and also go on the odd trip around the UK and Europe now and again. Not your typical mittens-and-thermos-clad, compass toting walkers, but a friendly bunch who like a laugh (and a few beers), and take everything in their stride ...'

*Visit Swansea Bay Mumbles and Gower
Overview

'By foot or on two wheels are amongst the best ways to get to know Swansea Bay. Coast and country are at your fingertips (or toe-tips depending on which way you look at it) and here are some great ways to get exploring ...'

Gower Way
Distance (miles)35
Overview

'It was always designed to take the walker away from the more popular coastal areas and to introduce the quieter but no less interesting aspects of inland Gower. At 56 km length, the route extends from Worms Head Rhossili across the lordship of Gower to Penlle'r Castell high on Mynydd y Gwair.'

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The Gower Society

Penllergaer Valley Woods
Overview

'On the northern fringe of Swansea, and within sight of the M4 motorway, lies Penllergare Valley Woods. It is a secret and magical place. A place where you can enjoy the sound of birds, delight in the profusion of wild flowers, discover evidence of exotic plantings and uncover for yourself the hidden features of a grand design ...'

Description from

Penllergare Trust

See also

Penllergare Valley Woods [City and County of Swansea]

Swansea Area Self-Guided Walks
Overview

Over 20 walks in the 'County of Swansea'  plus several walks in surrounding 'Counties'.

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Swansea Ramblers

Swansea Bay Bus Walks
Overview

'Neath, Port Talbot and its valleys in the Swansea Bay area offer a wealth of walks, waterfalls & hidden wonders! Discover outstanding natural beauty alongside a fascinating industrial and transport heritage, a profusion of waterfalls and water features, two amazing Country Parks, and rural rambles in delightful walks settings. And you don’t have to have a car to experience it! ...'

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Swansea Canal Trail
Distance (miles)17
Overview

'Constructed 1794-1798 by the Swansea Canal Navigation Company, the canal rose 375 feet through 36 locks from sea level at Swansea up the valley to Abercraf. Built to carry coal down to industries in the Lower Swansea Valley and for export, this new link to the sea enabled development all along the valley of industries and the towns we know today.'

ALERT Sadly, at Review, I was unable to raise the Website Sections about The Swansea Canal Trail.

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Swansea Canal Society

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