...the gateway to the Gower Peninsula
As a child coming to Gower, my excitement always used to rise when we reached Upper Killay, because I knew that we were ‘nearly there’. Standing right on the edge of the Gower Peninsula AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) Upper Killay can rightly be considered as the ‘gateway to Gower‘.
Upper Killay’s accessible location means that it’s at the most 15 minutes from Swansea and Mumbles and all the various attractions that they hold, but also only 25 minutes from the furthest reaches of the Gower Peninsula such as Rhossili with it’s world famous beach, Llangennith and Llanmadoc.
As soon as you cross the cattle grid, the countryside opens up before you with the sprawling Fairwood Common where cattle, sheep and ponies graze freely.
Killay which is just a few minutes drive closer to Swansea has a little shopping precinct where well-stocked shops offer a great selection of food goods which means you don’t need to venture into the city of Swansea to do a weekly shop.
A cycle path runs from Dunvant via the side of the Railway Inn in Upper Killay to Blackpill (Swansea sea front). Blackpill has Swansea Marina to the East and Mumbles to the West.
Please view the area map below to get your bearings and familiarise yourself with the roads. The table shows the approximate travelling times by car, from Upper Killay, to the various villages.
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