HERE'S more to Rhossili Bay than a world famous beach. This walk starts by crossing the beach towards Burry Holms but then turns east along the coast path, past a sea-arch and Bluepool, visits Broughton Bay, then crosses Llangennith Burrows with great views of Llanmadoc Hill and Rhossili Down.
From the car park follow the coast path sign north with the dunes to your left. Watch for the path turning left between dunes to emerge onto the beach with that idyllic view of Worm's Head across the bay. Turn right and walk the beach to the end where Burry Holms and the remains of monastic buildings can be visited at low tide.
The walk ascends Spaniard Rocks on the coast path (signposted) and hugs the northern cliff tops as the path heads east towards Broughton, passing Bluepool on the way.
Remember to look back for the arch in the rock through which the sea passes. A mile from Burry Holms brings you into Broughton where you bear right to leave the caravan park.
At the far end of the car park you'll find a footpath that bears left through grassland (not right or you'll be back to Burry Holms!). Keep the small hill to your right and follow the left hedgerow to a wooden gate. The sign-posted path bears left so that the dunes are on your right as you head towards Hillend. Above the caravan site, the imposing view of Rhossili Down rises to dominate the skyline. Ignore paths left and right but remain on the broad grassland path until you re-join the path by which you originally left Hillend.
Tomorrow Mike will be exploring the Penllergare Estate looking for autumn tints and a walled garden; join him for this four mile easy stroll at 11am in the A48 lay-by by the cafe. Merfyn will lead a walk in Penllergare on October 19, so why not try both walks and see how the autumn colours change as the season prepares the countryside for winter! Next Saturday, Rob leads a leisurely four mile stroll in Gnoll Country Park. Meet 11am in the car park.