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Gower AONB – City and County of Swansea

Event will take place in Wales.

Found on the Welsh coast, the Gower was the first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Event accessibility

We will help to make it possible for people with access needs to take part wherever possible. Please let us know your access needs when you sign up to take part.

Some sites are more accessible than others – we will be providing more information here about the activities involved, walking level difficulty and accessibility in the future.

Woman sat crossed legged on rock looking out over the Gower landscape

About The Gower AONB

Chosen for its classic coastline and outstanding natural environment, Gower was the first AONB to be designated in the UK. Except for the small, urbanised eastern corner, the entire Gower Peninsula is an AONB.

Complex geology gives a wide variety of scenery in a relatively small area. It ranges from the south coast’s superb carboniferous limestone scenery at Worms Head and Oxwich Bay, to the salt-marshes and dune systems in the north. Inland, the most prominent features are the large areas of common dominated by sandstone heath ridges, including the soaring sweep of Cefn Bryn.

Secluded valleys have rich deciduous woodland and the traditional agricultural landscape is a patchwork of fields characterised by walls, stone-faced banks and hedgerows.

Held at places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, looked after by National Trust