Cefn Bryn, South Wales (approx 6.65 miles)

Map: Sheet 165, Gower, Llanelli
Start: Reynoldston Police Station (SS548890)
End: Gower Heritgae Centre, Parkmill (SS543892)
Route: This linear walk takes you along the ridge of Cefn Bryn (often referred to as the backbone of Gower), with spectacular views of the Gower coastline to the north and south. Both start and finish are stops on the Gower Explorer bus route. The route may be shortend by starting at Reynoldston Green (there wasn't a bus at a convenient time for us). At the end, instead of walking down to Three Cliffs Bay there is a shorter route through North Hills Farm. Most of this route is based on a part of a circular walk from Cardiff, Swansea and Gower (Pathfinder Guide).
More info: from Wikidedia
Refreshments: King Arthur Hotel, Reynoldston, Gower Heritage centre tearoom, Shepherds tea rooms.

walk profile
King Arthur Hotel, Reynoldston Follow the unclassified road opposite the police station past Little Reynoldston. At Reynoldston Green road junctions we turned left for refreshment at the pub, before continuing across the green on the track opposite the King Arthur (the photograph shows the view back to the pub). Turn left along the road, then follow the footpath sign on the right (opposite the Post Office - still in business when we did the walk!).
Arthur's Stone, burial chamber, Gower The path leads up to the ridge. Just before reaching the highest point, turn right onto the path which runs along the ridge. Where this meets the road, turn left to view the burial chamber known as Arthur's Stone. Re-trace steps to road, then cross and follow bridlepath sign between two large stones. About 400 metres along the path there is a display on the left which indicates the features that can been seen in different directions. The path continues along, or close to, the highest points of the ridge, eventually pasing to the right of a trig point.
view over Oxwich Bay, Gower We walked to the left of the rocky outcrop, then continued down the path until it met a stony track. Follow the track to the right then left at the next junction. Turn left on to a minor road. Pass through a metal kissing gate next to a cattle grid continue ahead and cross main road. Turn first right (or to shorten the route continue ahead, go through North Hills Farm). At the end of the road, follow the path past a metal gate. Continue straight ahead, following sign for Southgate Head, where a path leads to the right.
stepping stones, Three Cliffs Bay, Gower The path emerges on the beach close to stepping stones. Cross these and walk across the beach to meet a path below the opposite cliffs. Turn left and follow the path over a boardwalk. Continue along path, with stream meandering on your left. Ignore paths on the right. Follow the path through woodland, then turn left to cross footbridge over river. The narrow path runs alongside a field (sometimes used as a car park) to emerge on to the road opposite Shepherd's. As we were staying at the Old Barn at the Heritage Centre, we crossed the road, and returned down the back road. The bus stop for the Gower Explorer services in either direction is just outside Shepherd's.

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