Get out there and explore what Wales has to offer this winter with a walk from Langland to Caswell Bay. It’s a beautiful walk and is the perfect answer to the question – what to do in Swansea?
Essential Walking Information
Suitable For: All
Distance: 2 miles
Time: 1 hour
The walk from Langland Bay to Caswell is a pleasant one and perfect for walkers of all abilities and ages. The terrain is varied with smooth and uneven surfaces as well as a few steps, but nothing too tiresome. You’ll also cross the golf course, so look out for flying balls!
The cliffs between Caswell and Langland have been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and therefore are a popular viewing point for geologists. Why not see if you can spot the formations in the rocks for yourself?
Langland Bay is easily accessible by car thanks to its close proximity to the Mumbles. And it has its very own pay and display carpark right next to the beach where you will start off the walk. Here you will also find conveniences such as public toilets and refreshments.
If you plan on travelling by public transport, you can get to Langland on the 2C bus from Swansea Bus Station that goes to Newton. This runs every 15 minutes, Monday to Saturday.
The walk starts at the pay and display car park at Langland Bay, and thanks to its circular route ends here too. Start your journey by walking past the first few beach huts on your left and turning up a small lane that leads away from the beach and towards Brynfield Road. Turn to your left and follow towards Langland Bay Golf Club.
Just before you reach the clubhouse turn tight and follow the footpath across another pathway. Be aware there is a ‘no entry’ sign here. The path will then lead to a track which you should cross over before heading up the bank to the second track. Cross over this track also and climb the stairs back to the third track, which you previously followed.
Here you should turn right and you will find yourself retracing your steps back to Caswell Road. Make a number of quick turns here until you reach Hillgrove. This is a private road but a public footpath. This again will cross the golf course before leading to steps down to the coastal path. Turn left at the bottom of the steps and head back to Langland Bay. Your walk is complete.
While taking your walk look up to the skies where you may be able to spot the local wildlife, such as the rare chough – there are only 4 pairs known to live on the Gower. You’ll know which bird it is as it looks like a crow with a red beak and legs. Plus it has a distinct call.
You may also see other rare birds such as the peregrine falcon or the raven along the trip. And grey seals are commonly seen poking their heads out of the water just off the shore.
Besides the animal spotting, this is an enjoyable walk come rain or shine, and is one of many great outdoor activities to do in Swansea. Langland beach is lined with colourful vintage huts and there are spectacular views out over the Bristol Channel.
Once you’ve got your dose of the South Wales fresh air, why not come back to the hotel to refuel. We currently have a special offer on afternoon tea which we’re sure will time perfectly with your arrival. Take a look!