Explorers Connect

Walk the West Coast of Gower
8th - 10th November 2019

Walk the West Coast of Gower Peninsula in a weekend, from the iconic Worms Head in the south west all the way along the coast to the north west tip of Whiteford Sands.

Duration: 2 days | Location: Wales | Distance: 10m | Price: from £164


OVERVIEW

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There's nothing more refreshing, exciting and mindful as taking a long walk together. We'll work as a team towards a shared goal.

This micro-expedition will journey along an iconic and amazingly varied coastline. The first morning is a challenging hike to the end of Worm's Head, a rocky craggy pensinsula jutting out into the Atlantic. Its exhilarating and hopefully we'll have the weather for a great view back along the coast and the walk ahead of us

After Worms Head, the route will take in high ridges, huge sweeping empty beaches, quiet wooded headlands, and impressive sand dunes. For most part completely away from crowds.

Our experienced guide - the one-and-only explorer and Explorers Connect founder Belinda Kirk - will help us to access more adventurous parts of the coast cut off by the tide.... accessible only for a few hours each day.

This will be an adventurous challenge but anyone with good walking fitness can join.


ITINERARY

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Day 1 (Friday): Arrival is from 6pm, when you'll be met by your friendly host - explorer and Explorers Connect founder Belinda Kirk. You’ll spend the evening getting to know each other over a hearty dinner, and we may venture out for an evening stroll along the beach, right outside the door of our lodge - a converted lifeboat station.

Day 2 (Saturday): After a cooked breakfast that will set you up for the day, a taxi will take us to our start point at Rhossilli. We'll then journey along the west coast of the Gower peninsula, taking in the beautiful varied scenery on offer (approx 6 hrs walking), before returning to the lodge by taxi for a delicious home-cooked dinner. After dinner, we’ll gather around a beach campfire to toast marshmallows.

Day 3 (Sunday): On Sunday morning, after a continental breakfast, we’ll travel in cars to where we left off, to complete our journey along the west coast of the peninsula, finishing our journey at Whiteford Sands with a celebratory cream tea and a most spectacular view (approx 4-5 hrs walking).


ADVENTURE HOST

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Your host for this adventure will be explorer and Explorers Connect founder Belinda Kirk. The leading voice promoting the benefits of adventure on wellbeing, Belinda uses her life-long passion for adventure and the great outdoors to offer life-changing experiences to other people.

As with all Explorers Connect trips, every detail has been carefully considered to bring to life our ethos of gently encouraging people outside their comfort zone to discover just what they are capable of, whilst ensuring everyone is having a lovely time and making new friends to go on adventures with in the future.

Find out more about the core values that run through all our trips here.


ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD

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Situated on the most southerly point of the Gower peninsula and converted from South Gower’s former lifeboat station, our accommodation enjoys unparalleled sea views from its large lounge windows and offers guests a close up with the forces of nature. Shared single-sex twin or bunk rooms will be allocated on a first booked, first served basis.

Dinner and a welcome drink on Friday night is included.

You will need to bring provisions to make packed lunches for Saturday and Sunday, and bring with you any additional snacks or drinks you may like.

Breakfast and dinner is included on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday. Please ensure we know about any dietary requirements.


WHAT'S INCLUDED

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Credit: Lee Shore

  • Two night’s accommodation in our own beach side accommodation

  • Two day’s guided hiking with a friendly, qualified and experienced walk leader

  • Home cooked dinner on Friday and Saturday

  • Home cooked breakfast on Saturday and continental breakfast on Sunday

  • Explorer and Founder of Explorers Connect, Belinda Kirk as your host for the weekend

  • Camaraderie of a friendly group

  • Beach campfire and totally-optional beach-games-by-night


DATES AND PRICE

  • Dates: This adventure runs from 6pm on Friday 8th November to approx. 3pm on Sunday 10th November

  • Price: £194 (members price: £179)

  • Earlybird: Book before 1st September 2019 and get £15 off

  • NB: If you would like to book your place with a deposit please call the office, we’re happy to arrange this for you. Tel 0117 405 7497

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QUESTIONS?

If you'd like to know more about this weekend or have a particular question about this or any of our adventures, please email enquiries@explorersconnect.com or call the office on 0117 405 7497 during normal office hours and we'll do our best to help you.


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