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International@CampusLife welcomes you to join us on our GO! Trip: Gower Tour
Please note this event is for students currently enrolled at Swansea University (and their friends / family) and is not open for bookings from the general public. A valid Swansea University Student Number will be required on booking.
Date: Saturday 16th October 2021
Time: Leaving Bay Campus bus stop at 9:30am with a pick up at Fulton House, Singleton Park Campus at 9:50am.
We’ll be out and about for around 7 hours visiting a few of Gower’s most spectacular sights – Cefn Bryn and Arthur’s Stone, Rhossili and Worm’s Head, Port Eynon and finally Mumbles. We’ll be returning around 5:30pm
Description: Just a short distance from Swansea, the spectacular Gower Peninsula is a must-see for all Swansea residents! Designated as the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1956, the Gower Peninsula is famed for its rich and varied environment which is truly breath-taking. From wild moors and limestone cliffs to award winning gorgeous golden sandy beaches.
Here’s a little bit on each of our stops:
Cefn Bryn & Arthur’s Stone – Cefn Bryn is the second highest peak on Gower, reaching 188m (617 ft) and offers panoramic views of the surrounding country and seas – see both sides of Gower at once! The peak is visible from miles around and is known as ‘the backbone of Gower’. It’s also home to Arthur’s stone. This monument dates from 2,500BCE. Legend has it that King Arthur picked a stone from his shoe and flung it across the estuary from Llanelli. By the time it landed on Cefn Bryn the stone had grown to the size of a boulder!
Rhossili – Possibly the most famous beach on Gower, Rhossili has received numerous awards and accolades, including being named one of the top 10 beaches in the world and best beach in the UK. Rhossili is also the location of Worm’s Head - a mile-long rocky headland that extends into the sea shaped like a giant sea-serpent which marks the most westerly tip of Gower, and the skeletal wreck of the ship Helvetia which sank here in 1887. A great place for some photography!
Port Eynon & The Salt House – Port Eynon is as small village and bay located on the south coast of the Gower peninsula with a history dating back to the 11th Century, with a Norman-era church, shops, café and pub. It really is a traditional friendly Gower village. You’ll also find the ruins of The Salt House to explore – dating from the 16th Century, the ruins are a scheduled ancient monument with a huge amount of history. Legend has it The Salt House was associated with the smugglers that prospered around Gower in the 17-1800’s – local legends tell of secret tunnels and stashes still hidden to this day!
Mumbles – a busy beautiful former fishing village just down the road from Swansea, Mumbles is home to independent shops, a pier and of course, Joe’s Ice cream (a local treat that must be sampled by any visitor). The town is welcoming and friendly with cute and quirky coffee shops, friendly pubs and bars and unique crafts and arts. It is also the home of Oystermouth Castle which, dating from 1106, is one of Wales’s most iconic coastal fortresses.
This tour involves some walking over uneven ground when accessing beaches, so sturdy shoes are recommended. As you may have noticed, the weather in Wales can be unpredictable, so make sure you bring something suitable for all possibilities! You can decide to bring our own food or purchase food at various stops along the way, but you might want to bring along a couple of snacks and some water.
COVID-19: You must not attend this event if you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 10 days, have been a close contact of another person with a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the last 10 days, have been advised to self-isolate, or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19. If you have recently arrived in the UK, you must have completed any UK Government mandated quarantine period before attending this event.
You are required to follow all Welsh and UK Government COVID guidelines including the wearing of face masks in non-hospitality settings.
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Accessibility: This tour involves multiple stops requiring boarding / disembarkation of the coach. At destinations, a variety of terrains are expected including small unpaved paths. If you have any concerns or queries regarding the suitability of this event, or have any specific accessibility requirements, please contact email@example.com as soon as possible. We will do our best to assist, however we cannot guarantee all requirements can be met.
Children: Children (aged 3 and over) are welcome on this trip and must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Children must occupy their own seat on the coach and must not be seated on another passenger’s lap. Children under 3 years of age will not be allowed to board the coach. Please be advised that child safety and well-being is the responsibility of their accompanying adult at all times – CampusLife and its partners accept no responsibility for children attending.
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