Wales Coast Path, Mumbles

Posted By on September 19, 2019

Wales Coast Path, Mumbles

2.6 miles; Mumbles, Wales, UK

We started today from a little churchyard in Mumbles, and walked along a part of the Wales Coast Path. Gorgeous scenery! Hard to match. Well, maybe Cornwall was as spectacular, but certainly not better.

Beach Path Trailhead

This is Rhossili Beach. What a lovely stretch of empty, beautiful sand! I can imagine that during the height of the British holiday season, this is thronging with people, but not today.

Permissive Path

No, a “Permissive Path” is not an “anything goes” path. Permissive paths, sometimes referred to as concessionary paths, are not public rights of way and the public do not have a legal right to use them. They’re more like what we would call in the states an easement.

Coast Path Blaze

At least we were able to find our way to the Coast Path today. It’s not always easy to fine!

Worm’s Head and the Old Coast Guard Station

There is a causeway that goes out to Worm’s Head (the westernmost point of the Gower Peninsula) but we didn’t attempt it because it is only navigable during low tide. From Wikipedia:

The poet Dylan Thomas initially described the Worm’s Head as “the very promontory of depression” and was forced once to spend the night on the Head after being trapped by the tide.


You can find out more about this part of the Wales Coast Path from this website. As always, click the image above for details about this hike and to download the gps track.


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