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Running in Port Eynon

Overview

Rhossili Bay
 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
 
 Navigation: Easy
 
 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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Hostels nearby

Running in Port Eynon

Rhossili, Swansea, SA3 1PR

Map references

OS Grid Ref: SS 41374 88045

Lat/Lng: 51.568903, -4.2901695

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

School group kayaking

Watersports in Port Eynon

 Body boarding in the bay at Port Eynon is a must. Hire your wetsuit and body board direct from the hostel, run down to the beach and let the water fun begin!

Windsurfer taking a jump, off Gower

Watersports in Gower

This lovely area is great for water sports, so whatever mode of water transport takes your fancy, take the plunge and enjoy some fun on, or in, the water!

Three Cliffs Bay, jagged and dramatic, Gower

Climbing in Gower

Climb and scramble to your hearts content and enjoy the spectacular views from this beautiful part of the country. Check out the UK Climbing website for routes

Worm's Head, Gower Peninsula, South Wales

Walking and Rambling in Gower

Get back to nature and stride out on foot to explore the beauty of this part of the country.  Whether it be walking routes or off the beaten track, you’re sure to enjoy wandering around and takin

climbing

Climbing in Port Eynon

There's lots of fantastic coastal climbs to choose from and there's something suitable for every climber. Castle Rock off Fall Bay is very popular and boasts some amazing crags.

Oxwich Castle with Oxwich Bay

Oxwich Castle

Remains of a mock-fortified manor house, with evidence of sumptuous accommodation, built during the prosperous 16th century. Visit the website

Gower Coast Adventures

Gower Coast Adventures

0 miles Enjoy a breathtaking, interactive tour of the South Gower Coast and discover marine wildlife and fascinating local history. Visit the website  

Bushcraft

Dryad Bushcraft

Dryad Bushcraft is dedicated to providing the highest standard of Wilderness Bushcraft training.

National Wetlands Centre Wales

National Wetlands Centre Wales

Set in a 450 acre mosaic of lakes, pool and lagoons created on the scenic Burry Inlet, home hundreds of wild and resident species.

Swansea Bay area

Swansea Bay and area

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Welsh laverbread and cockles sign

Swansea Market

Explore the largest indoor market in Wales and sample the local delights like cockles, lavabread and bacon. Visit the Market website

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The Waterfront Museum

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Dylan Thomas Centre from the Sail (Millennium) Bridge

Dylan Thomas Centre

Houses a permanent exhibition on Dylan Thomas and his life, as well as a shop stuffed with books, posters and memorabilia.  The Centre is right next to the pedestrian Sail (Millennium) Bridge and

Caldey Island Abbey

Caldey Island

A beautiful Island just a 15-minute boat trip from the idyllic seaside resort of Tenby and home to a priory of Cistercian monks. Visit the Cadley Island website

Puffin with fish in its beck on top of a cliff

Pembrokeshire Islands

Enjoy a boat ride to one of the best seabird and and seal experiences or visit Britain's largest undisturbed prehistoric Iron Age Settlement.