A trip to Gower wouldn’t be complete without a walk to Worms Head.  Worms Head or Penrhyn Gwyr as it is referred to in Welsh is a tidal island just off the coast at Rhossili.

Access to Worms Head is for about 2.5 hours either side of low tide.  The causeway that becomes exposed is rocky terrain with potholes which is unsuitable for anyone with limited mobility or pushchairs.  Although it is possible for dogs to cross to the Worm, they do find it difficult because of the sharp, uneven surface and will probably end up with cut paws or even broken legs.

Please always check the times when it is safe to cross.  Every year people get stranded on the Worm and sadly there have been fatalities as people have tried to beat the tide but are unaware of the strong cross currents that cover the causeway.  The National Coastwatch volunteers operate from the old coastguard lookout and further details about crossing can be found here.

Once across, you will find a peaceful haven where seals are often to be found basking on the rocks and a fantastic view looking back towards Rhossili.

 

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