Running in Port Eynon
Distance: 6.5 miles/10km
Start/Finish: NT Visitor Centre, Rhossili, SA3 1PR
Terrain: Trail, beach, quiet road section
Toughness: Easy to moderate
Ascent: 231 metres
Good for: Coast, beach, wildlife
Route info: wildrunning.net/101
This wonderful run has a north and a south loop, including some of the area’s most stunning landmarks. For those wishing to add some extra miles, Rhossili village can be accessed on foot from the hostel at Port Eynon via a spectacular run along the coast path in a westerly direction. From Rhossili, head N over Rhossili Down, following the obvious and inviting path. There are breathtaking panoramic views from the summit at The Beacon. On reaching Hillend, descend to beach and follow the great, golden crescent all the way back to path which ascends to the visitor centre, passing the famous wreck of the Helvetia. The second half of the run heads straight out along the peninsula to Worms Head. For a short window at low tide, you can drop down to sea level and run to the
island! Check tide times before crossing. Return on the inland path directly back to the start.
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Other things to do nearby
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