Best trails in Swansea, Wales

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Trying to find the best Swansea trails? AllTrails has 24 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 around Swansea, Overton or Rhossili, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 16 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, Wales
Top trails (24)
#1 - Worm's Head Trail
Gower Peninsula Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
Rhossili to Worms Head Short walk from Rhossili car park to Worms Head which can be accessed during low tide. Crossing information can be found at the Information Point near the start of the causeway as well as further information on the island from the lookouts who man the station. The Outer head cannot be accessed from March to October as the seabirds are nesting during this time. Some of the wildlife at Worms Head include Razorbills, Guillemots and Grey Seals. Other points of Interest are the local caves and ship wrecks and an anchor of the Samuel can be found near the causeway at low tide which was carrying coal from Swansea and crash on the rocks in 1884.Show more
#2 - Nixon Trail
Swansea, Swansea, Wales
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
#3 - 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
#4 - Penllergare Valley Woods
Swansea, Swansea, Wales
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 41 m
#5 - 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
#6 - Worm Circular Walk
Gower Peninsula Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
#7 - Gower Coast Walk: Rhossili to Paviland Cave
Gower Peninsula Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 4 h 35 m
Gower Coastal walk from Rhossili to Paviland Cave in which the bones of a human skeleton were found in 1823 by Rev. William Buckland "The Red Lady" dating back some 26000 years. The route back to Rhossili can either be via the same costal path or lower down near the seas edge depending on tidal conditions.Show more
#8 - 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
#9 - King's Head Inn to Worms Head Hotel
Gower Peninsula Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
#10 - Gower Coast Walk: Port Eynon
Gower Peninsula Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
Short but worthwhile walk from Port Eynon, Gower along Overton Cliffs towards Common Cliff and back via Culver Hole. Walk follows the Gower Coastal path.Show more
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