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Worms Head from Rhossili Walk
Author - Lou Johnson
Length - 3.3 miles / 5.4 km
Ascent - 450 feet / 136 metres
Grade - easy
Start - OS grid reference SS414881
Lat 51.5694040 + Long -4.2898261
Postcode SA3 1PP (approx. location only)
An excellent short walk on the Gower Peninsula starting from Rhossili. The route crosses farmland to join the Wales Coast Path which is followed along a scenic section of coast to Worms Head. If tides permit, you can explore the rocky headland. The walk returns to Rhossili with excellent views across the bay and down.
The walk starts from the large pay and display Rhossili Bay car park (grid ref. SS414881) adjacent to the National Trust Rhossili and South Gower Coast visitor centre. There are also public toilets. After parking, walk to the car park entrance and follow the B4247. Follow the road until it bends left and take the track on the right alongside a garage with a telegraph pole (grid ref. SS416880).
Follow the track for 250 metres to a T-junction and turn left. Continue along the enclosed path to return to the B4247 in Middleton. Turn right along the B4247 and after 200 metres, turn right between buildings (broken fingerpost). Follow the path down to a valley, Mew Slade (grid ref. SS424875). Turn right along the upper path which soon joins the Wales Coast Path.
Continue along the clifftop coast path with the beach below on your left and continue to Tears Point. Continue on the coast path as it bends sharp right heading towards the coastguard hut from where you get a fine view to rocky Worms Head. If tides permit, you can descend steps down to the causeway which links the mainland with Worms Head. A path leads all the way over Inner Head to Worms Head. Allow about an extra 45 minutes for this option. From the coastguard hut continue along the Wales Path heading north-east towards Rhossili to reach the carpark.