All spaces have now been sold. Please see the comments section at the end of this page for details of anyone selling their space on this trip (need to be of the same gender). The FAQ section below provides more details on this process of buying a space from someone:
We've secured exclusive use of a hostel that is set right on the waters edge with fabulous sea views to be enjoyed. Being a converted lifeboat house, you can't get much closer to the sea than this.
If we get the bonus of winter sun too, this could be the perfect affordable winter coastal break in the long slog from Christmas to Easter.
The Gower Peninsula was the first area in Britain to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural beauty and it’s easy to see why. Gower is an area that has attracted people for a long time and was where the worlds first human fossil was found (carbon dated back to 33,000 years ago)
We'll have a couple of picturesque and stunning coastal hikes on both Saturday and Sunday. Each hike has a varied landscape from dramatic and rugged cliffs, to long and dreamy sandy beaches and we’ll even pass the ruins of a Castle. As well as some of the best, Gower Peninsula has also won awards for having some of the cleanest beaches in Britain.
Friday 2st February
We have this hostel booked exclusively for our group so that we can fully enjoy and relax in it's breath-taking coastal setting, jutting out on a small rocky peninsula. If the sound of waves lapping on the shore is likely to keep you awake this is a trip to avoid!
Saturday 2nd February
Saturday's hike: Port Eynon to Rhossili via Hillend (2 length options)
Distance: 9 or 11 miles
Rating: Medium/tough, some hills, a good level of fitness required.
Most of this linear coastal hike will be walking along the cliffs and in places beaches of the peninsula and we’ll finish up with a ridge walk with some far reaching views both to the sea and inland. We'll pass the tidal island of Worms Head and will take in Rhossili Down too (at 196m this is the highest point on the Gower)
After the hike we’ll head back to the hostel to clean up and then onto a pub for some food and drink.
Sunday 3rd February
Sunday's hike: Oxwich Bay to Rennard Castle
Distance: 8 miles (13km)
Rating: Medium, two main tiring hills
We shall explore a different but equally picturesque section of the coast again today with some lush vegetation. An 8 mile walk that will take us past cliffs, heavenly beaches and into a hidden valley to the ruins of Rennard Castle.
Buying/selling a space
If you would like to try to sell your space or buy another person's (of the same gender), please see the FAQ below:
Breakfast and packed lunches will be provided for Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
To offer or request a lift share please post to the lift share discussion at this link: http://www.outdooraholics.co.uk/messages/boards/thread/30265002
The price includes:
• 2 nights hostel accommodation (4, 6 and an 8 bed rooms)
• Continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
• Packed lunches on Saturday and Sunday
• Two hikes by a trained guide (Walk Group Leader (MTE), Mountain Leader (MTE) and a qualified First Aider.
• Compliance with the 1992 Package Travel Regulations including Financial protection.
The price doesn’t include:
• Transport between London and Gower and during the trip
• Evening meals, drinks and personal expenses
Your safety is very important to us and these walks are led by a very experienced and also trained hike guide - both Walk Group Leader(MTE), Mountain Leader (MTE) and qualified Outdoor Activity First Aider. We detail our hikes so you can see what you're signing up for, but in the rare cases where extreme weather dictates we may need to offer an alternative hike/activity for safety. Outdoor activities involve a risk of personal injury and you need to come equipped for the activity you've chosen to participate in.
Terms and Conditions
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