Walking

For those who like things to be local there are lots of lovely walks straight from the door. The Swansea Canal with occasional sightings of the rare kingfisher is 5 minutes away. Another 5  minutes will take you to the River Tawe where you can stroll or picnic beside the river, sometimes spotting one of our resident herons fishing there. And up on the hill behind the cottages, public footpaths criss-cross over farm and moorland and through the woods, with delightful views across the valley and up to the Brecon Beacons.

Further afield, in both Brecon Beacons and along the Gower coast, you can enjoy walking at its most rewarding, from leisurely strolls to more serious hill walking. We have dedicated walkers' drying rooms, equipped with background heating for drying outdoor gear and a comprehensive selection of walking maps and guide books as well as our own personal recommendations on the great range of walks that can be enjoyed all year round. The Gower coast is as wonderful in winter as in summer and there is nothing to compare with being on top of Pen Y Fan on a crisp, sunny February day! Book a wonderderful week of walking in June with daily guided walks led by the Gower Walking Festival. Just bring your walking boots and hiking sticks (or we can lend you some if you forget) and enjoy some of Wales best walking areas. We even have slo-cookers in our “serious chefs kitchens” so you can come home to a hearty home cooked stew after your hike! And if you forgotten to plan ahead there several good restaurants nearby eg. The Butchers Alms  as well as excellent, great value Indian and Chinese take-aways that offer home delivery.