Beaches, Cliffs & Castles of the Gower Peninsula
Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th November 2017
Join us this November to explore the cliffs, beaches and castles of the stunning Gower Peninsula without the crowds. Stay in a converted lifeboat station on the water’s edge with great hiking straight from the door.
The Gower Peninsula was designated Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has 34 miles of breathtaking coastline. Justifiably popular, the peninsular is busy in summer, but at this time of year we’ll be able to explore the dramatic coastline without the bustling crowds.
There will be breathtakingly scenic guided walks each day to explore the area’s beautiful and contrasting coastline. Dependent on group preferences and the weather, our walks could take us along high ridges with far reaching views, dramatic and rocky clifftops, sweeping beaches, quiet wooded headlands and a ruined castle. If weather and tides allow, we can cross the rocky causeway to Worm’s Head - a narrow and rocky headland with incredible views that juts out into the sea. As the water comes in at high tide it is inaccessible but at low tide it’s home to a variety of wildlife such as grey seals, peregrines and choughs.
Our accommodation is a great base for winter surfing too. In November the water is still a reasonable temperature just cooling from the summer, and surf conditions are also much more reliable. In the evenings we will return to our comfortable accommodation in a converted lifeboat station, located right on the shore at the end of a wide, sandy beach.
Check out this video to see some of the places we’ll visit:
If you've never come on an EC Adventure before, they're informal, friendly and great fun. We generally have singles, couples and small sets of friends coming along, from complete beginners to adventure professionals, and you don’t have to have any hiking experience as we’ll be guided from start to finish. Ages tend to range between mid 20s and mid 40s but anyone over 18 years old and young at heart is welcome. What we all share is a love for adventure!
- Discounted earlybird price is £144 CLUB members* / £159 non-CLUB members (if £75 deposit is paid before 3 September)
- Standard price is £159 CLUB members* / £174 non-CLUB members (if £75 deposit is paid after 3 September)
*If you haven't joined EC CLUB yet, then this is a great time to do so, it’s only £40 per year to access local events only open to CLUB members – as well as discounts on other local events, our weekend events and loads of other adventure related discounts.
- 2 full days of guided walks along the stunning Gower peninsula coastline
- 2 nights' accommodation in a converted lifeboat station right on the beach
- 2 x breakfasts
- 1 x home-cooked dinner
- EC host for the weekend