Best trails in Swansea, Swansea

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Looking for a great trail near Swansea, Swansea? AllTrails has 16 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Brecon Beacons National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Carreg Cennen Woodlands Local Nature Reserve or Afan Forest Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 10 easy trails in Swansea ranging from 1.4 to 9 miles and from 29 to 944 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Swansea, Swansea
Top trails (16)
#1 - Nixon Trail
Swansea, Swansea, Wales
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
#2 - Swansea Bay to The Mumbles
Swansea, Swansea, Wales
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Length: 9.0 mi • Est. 3 h 34 m
Put your mind at rest and ready for the day and enjoy this 14.5km trail at Swansea Bay. This route is ideal for walking, running, cycling and perfect for children, dogs and all the family. There's plenty of space, soft golden sand, easily accessible via steps or ramps. There are few restaurants nearby, café and toilets for you to enjoy and relax. Start slowly heading to The Mumbles which marks the beginning of the Gower Peninsula’s coastline. It’s a well-loved area of Swansea, and when you go there, it’s clear to see why! Surround yourself in the history and tradition that this area is steeped with. There’s a Lighthouse built in 1794, and a Victorian Pier. Oystermouth Castle is also well worth a visit, sitting on a hilltop with fabulous views overlooking the sea. Feeling hungry? No visit to Mumbles would be complete without sampling some of the areas local, “fresh off the boat”, seafood or some of the best home grown food around. Mumbles Hill was declared a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) in 1991 to protect the site for both wildlife and people. Habitats present on the hill include maritime heath, limestone grassland, limestone scrub and woodland, each supporting different plants and animals. Over 200 species of plants and fungi, 40 species of birds and hundreds of species of butterflies, bees and bugs have been recorded on the hill. Small mammals such as voles, foxes and shrews also can be seen. Resident birds include green woodpecker, skylark and jay whilst migratory birds include house martins, swallows and garden warblers. Show more
#3 - Penllergare Valley Woods
Swansea, Swansea, Wales
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 41 m
#4 - Lliw Reservoir
Swansea, Swansea, Wales
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
NOTE: Visitors should be aware of vehicles as the roadway is in daily constant use by residents, Welsh Water contractors and deliveries. Show more
#5 - Worm Circular Walk
Gower Peninsula Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
#6 - Kilvey Community Woodland Circular Walk
Swansea, Swansea, Wales
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 52 m
This community woodland is taken care of by a group of volunteers and is home to dragonflies, birds, and lizards.Show more
#7 - Wales Coast Path: Bracelet Bay to Langland Bay
Swansea, Swansea, Wales
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
#8 - Gower Coast Walk: Rhossili Bay
Gower Peninsula Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
Good circular route from Hillend Burrows over Rhossili Down to Rhossili village and back along Rhossili Bay to Burry Holms.Show more
#9 - Clyne Cycle Path
Swansea, Swansea, Wales
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Length: 4.0 mi • Est. 1 h 48 m
#10 - Carn Llecharth Walk
Swansea, Swansea, Wales
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
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