Rhossilli National Trust,Rhossili, Swansea County, Wales
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hyperheidi
N 51° 34.121 W 004° 17.593
30U E 410370 N 5713860
Quick Description: This area, made up of Rhossili Down, Rhossili Bay and the Worms Head, is a spectacular area of moorland, archaeological sites, a three mile long sandy beach, and rocky outcroppings. The National Trust also offers a Coast Guard Cottage to rent.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/15/2011 8:49:27 AM
Waymark Code: WMCK2B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
Views: 1

Long Description:
Rhossili Down
The backdrop to Rhossili Bay is this stretch of moorland that rises over 600ft from the shore. At the top on a clear day you can see right across the Bristol Channel and to Pembrokeshire.
Archaeology
A scattering of Bronze Age burial sites and Neolithic burial chambers are found on Rhossili Down. Known as Sweyne’s Howes, these stone age sites are thought to have been named after Sweyne, a Viking war-lord, despite predating the Vikings by at least 3,000 years.

Rhossili Bay
This pristine three-mile long sandy bay is enjoyed by hikers, families and surfers, but rarely becomes overcrowded. When the ride recedes at the southern tip, the skeletal remains of the shipwreck, Helvetia, are revealed. The boat was beached one winter’s night in 1887.
t Worms Head
A tidal causeway links this hulk of rock to the mainland. Worms Head was once used for grazing sheep. The meat

Text source: (visit link)
The address of property, including Postcode.:
Coastguard Cottages, Rhossili, Gower, Swansea SA3 1PR Telephone: 01792 390707


The charges to visitors and opening hours.:
The walking areas are not closed. The National Trust visitors centre has the following hours: 7 Jan - 27 Feb 11>11-4 Fr,Sa,Su 28 Feb- 31 Mar 11>10:30-4:30 Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr,Sa,Su 1 Apr-31 Oct 11> 10:30-5 Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr,Sa,Su 1 Nov-23 Dec 11>11-4 Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr,Sa,Su 1 April to 31 October: closes 6 weekends during school holidays. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.


Web page: [Web Link]

Parking place (optional): N 51° 34.124 W 004° 17.593

References:
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/rhossili_-_gower_peninsula.pdf http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-rhossili-visitor-centre/w-rhossili-walks.htm


National Trust member: no

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