Rhossili to Llangennith walk Walk Map Walk Map

Rhossili Bay
Rhossili Bay Copyright © 2003 Julian Herbert

About the walk
The walk starts and finishes in the village of Rhossili. You can park in the car park at the end of the village; current price is £2.00 all day. There are toilets, shops and a hotel adjacent to the car park.

The walk is quite strenuous at the start to reach the top of Rhossili Down, then is fairly easy going along the top, with a steep decent down to Llangennith, the beach is flat but save some energy for the path back up to the car park. You will be rewarded with spectacular panoramic views (on a clear day) and a sense of achievement at the end of the walk.


Rhossili Down is owned by the National Trust

Starting the walk
Walk out of the car park the way you came in, keeping to the left side of the road walk past the bus stop and down the path past the church. You will reach a rough lane, turn left downhill follow it until you reach a gate that leads onto Rhossili Down, now comes the strenuous bit.

Worm's Head from Rhossili Down
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Julian Herbert
Ahead you will see a path leading up hill, keep to the left path. Continue on up to the top, you can stop off halfway to take in the views, and catch your breath. On reaching the top follow the path at your leisure and take in the 360 degree spectacular views, Devon coastline to the south, Tenby and Pembrokeshire to the north-west and Gower to Swansea, east.

Llangennith from Rhossili Down
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Julian Herbert
Continue on until you reach the descent down to the car park at Llangennith, take care on the way down, it can be slippery, aren't you glad you didn't walk up here? Go over the style past the entrance to Hillend car park and caravan site, walk straight down the hill, past the café/bar towards the sea, and follow the path over the dunes down to the beach. On reaching the beach, turn left, in the distance you will see Rhossili, your destination. Time to enjoy the beach, look out for the wreck of the Helvetia washed ashore in 1887. On reaching the other end of the beach follow the path back up to the village, time for refreshment and a seat to rest your legs. We hope you have enjoyed the walk.

Wreck of the Helvetia, Rhossili Bay Copyright © 2003 Julian Herbert

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