Gower Guidebooks and Maps
Below, RambleFest displays Gower guidebooks and maps, and provides the facility for buying them online.
Chosen for its classic Welsh coastline and outstanding natural environment, Gower was the first AONB to be designated. Except for the small, urbanised eastern corner, the entire Gower peninsula is an AONB. Secluded valleys have rich deciduous woodland and the traditional agricultural landscape is a patchwork of fields characterised by walls, stone-faced banks and hedgerows.
Among the many fine natural habitats are the mud-flats and salt-marsh of the Burry Inlet and the flora-rich limestone grasslands. The western end of the Peninsula is listed in the Register of Landscapes of Outstanding Historic Interest in Wales for its Neolithic and Bronze Age features and its surviving medieval open field system.
We display rambling books first, then various books of interest for those visiting the area. We welcome suggestions for inclusion.
“One of a series of ten books in the new Top 10 Walks: Wales Coast Path series. Handy, pocket-sized, full colour walking guides written by experts, for under a fiver! Each volume outlines the most popular circular walks along key sections of the coast path. Other titles in the series include: Llyn Peninsula, Cardigan Bay North and Cardigan Bay South. These attractive and cleverly structured guidebooks give walkers the ten finest circular routes along a section of the Wales Coast Path in a popular pocketable format. With clear information, an overview and introduction for each walk, expertly written numbered directions, enhanced Ordnance Survey maps, superb, eye-grabbing panoramic photographs, and interpretation of points of interest along the way, these guides set a new standard in reliability, clarity and ease-of-use. Featured walks include: Pendine & Marros, Laugharne, Llansteffan, Pembrey, Whiteford , Llangennith, Rhossili, Oxwich, Pennard, Caswell Bay & Pwlldu Bay.”
– Carmarthen Bay & Gower: Circular Walks Along the Wales Coast Path
“This guidebook describes 30 circular day walks in the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, taking in the rich variety of landscapes across this beautiful area of South Wales. Ranging from 2.5 to 14 miles long, there are walks to suit all abilities. The peninsula is famous for its spectacularly steep, rugged coastline and perfect golden sand beaches but this guide also takes walkers to the inland valleys, hills and ridges little explored by most holidaymakers. Route descriptions are illustrated with OS mapping extracts and inspiring photography and accompanied by a route summary table to help you choose walks to suit your location and ability. Along the way, the author provides a wealth of information on the plants, animals, geology, history and archaeology of a region with something for everyone, all within a compact area easily accessible from Swansea and Mumbles. Coastal areas such as those around Langland, Oxwich and Port Eynon are well frequented, but this guidebook concentrates on places where walkers can escape the crowds to find peace and solitude in this exceptionally beautiful and unspoilt area.”
– Walking on Gower (Cicerone Walking Guides)
The Ordnance Survey `Explorer’ map is available in standard quality (shown) as well as the all-weather type.