Swansea Bay Without A Car

Swansea Bay Without A Car

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Rural Swansea is a fantastic location for sustainable travellers with bus routes, cycle routes and walking trails. There a multiple ways you can explore Swansea's, mountain country and the stunning Gower Peninsula (The UK's first designated area of outstanding natural beauty) without the need for a car.

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Discounts coming soon for sustainable travellers: New Swansea Bay without a car website coming soon with information on how to explore rural Swansea by bus, foot and on bike, with offers from local businesses for people travelling sustainably.

Tourism Swansea Bay has partnered with BayTrans to deliver a step change in information and community involvement in the development of sustainable transport in rural Swansea. The project is part funded by the Swansea Rural Development Partnership and supported by Gower Landscape Partnership. It aims to bring renewed focus on the merits of public transport, cycling and walking for visitors to rural Swansea and for Rural Swansea to be a beacon for sustainable transport for visitors

  • New updated interactive website www.swanseabaywithoutacar.com (coming soon) and social media activity
  • Information on getting to and around Swansea Bay (including rural communities of Swansea e.g Gower & Mawr)
  • Walking & Cycling information (including rural areas) – maps, links and more
  • Bus timetables, bus and train ticket information all in one place
  • Rural walk guides
  • Details of attractions across Swansea Bay and what buses to catch – plus more!

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Rural Swansea is a fantastic location for sustainable travellers with bus routes, cycle routes and walking trails. There a multiple ways you can explore Swansea's, mountain country and the stunning Gower Peninsula (The UK's first designated area of outstanding natural beauty) without the need for a car.

If you enjoy walking or cycling then the rural wards of the Gower and the mountain country in the North of Swansea are definitely places you will want to explore.

There are of course envinronmental benefits to using the bus or train as well as not needing to worry about parking spaces and keeping under the drink limit etc

There are plenty of known health benefits to getting out and cycling or walking as well and several businesses offer sustainable travellers discounts

Gower – Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Explore its amazing landscapes and coastline; it’s just a short ride from Swansea by bus or bike

Much of the Gower Peninsula is in the ownership or management of the National Trust who have a Visitor Centre in Rhossili providing information, souvenirs and gifts.

Buses in Gower

The Gower Explorer bus network is one of the most comprehensive in a rural area. Two main routes from Swansea to Rhossili and Llanrhidian have roughly hourly weekday services and Sunday services in spring and summer.

The smaller villages are served by less frequent connecting buses on weekdays and direct from Swansea on Sundays.

There are numerous walks in all parts of Gower and information on many can be obtained by using the This is Gower App

The National Trust has a series of interesting walks in the Peninsula, check them out here

The Gower Way long distance footpath was created by the Gower Society in association with Swansea Ramblers. It goes from Rhossili on the western tip of Gower to Penlle’r Castell in the ancient Lordship of Gower north of Swansea

Cycling in Gower

Cycling in much of the peninsula is a challenge that only experienced and confident cyclists can tackle in safety. However there are some routes and quiet country lanes suitable for the less confident and family cyclists. We include four such routes, some of which we recommended cycles are brought by car to the start to avoid difficult main roads.

Walking in Gower

There are numerous walks in all parts of Gower and information on many can be obtained by using the This is Gower App

The National Trust has a series of interesting walks in the Peninsula, check them out here

The Gower Way long distance footpath was created by the Gower Society in association with Swansea Ramblers. It goes from Rhossili on the western tip of Gower to Penlle’r Castell in the ancient Lordship of Gower north of Swansea

Swansea’s Mountain Country

Good walking and cycling routes.Great views and hidden wonders.

Little known to many, this great city of Swansea has a big rural hinterland beyond its urban core. Gower is the best known but the rest is away to the north of the city. With one small town (Pontarddulais) and several villages, it is mostly open mountain country, often wild and very beautiful from its high ground affords great views of the city, sea and Gower peninsula.

Buses in north Swansea and Mawr

The X13 Cymru Clipper runs frequently on weekdays (limited Sunday service) linking Swansea (Bus & Train stations) with Penllergaer, Pontlliw and Pontarddulais; and on to Ammanford.

The 14 runs every hour from Clydach (Mond) connecting with the X50 from Swansea.

Felindre and Mynydd y Gwair has an infrequent minibus service four days per week from Morriston (connections from Swansea) though travel beyond Felindre needs to be pre-booked (DANSA 01639 751067)

Bus information correct as of Winter 2018

Walking in north Swansea and Mawr

The Gower Way long distance footpath was created by the Gower Society in association with Swansea Ramblers It runs from Rhossili on the western tip of Gower to Penlle’r Castell in the ancient Lordship of Gower north of Swansea.

The Heart of Wales Line Trail 19.5km from Pontarddulais to Llanelli via Loughor is part of a developing 200km trail parallel to the Heart of Wales railway.

There are other interesting walks in the Mawr area leading to wild and beautiful places.

Craig Fawr Walk from Pontarddulais

Lliw Reservoirs Walk from Felindre

Cwm Clydach Walk from Craig Cefn Parc

Country Walk Pontlliw to Craig Cefn Parc via Felindre

Cycling in north Swansea and Mawr

National Cycle Route (NCN4) passes south of the area between Gowerton and Loughor and on to the Llanelli Millennium Coastal Path. There is a connecting local cycle path between Gorseinon and Grovesend (reached on-road between Gowerton and Gorseinon) with a future extension in prospect to Pontarddulais. NCN43 between Swansea, Morriston and Clydach is a good way to reach the Mawr via Craig Cefn Parc.

North of the M4 motorway, there is an extensive network of country roads bounded by Craig Cefn Parc to the east, Llangyfelach, Pontlliw and Pontarddulais to the south and west are quiet and very scenic (though steep in places) and good cycling country.

New Updated Website Coming late 2018 / early 2019

www.swanseabaywithoutacar.com 

With expanded public transport information and new sections on cycling and walking.

Tourism Swansea Bay has partnered with BayTrans to deliver a step change in information and community involvement in the development of sustainable transport in rural Swansea. The project is part funded by the Swansea Rural Development Partnership and supported by Gower Landscape Partnership. It aims to bring renewed focus on the merits of public transport, cycling and walking for visitors to Rural Swansea and for Rural Swansea to be a beacon for sustainable transport for visitors.

• New updated interactive website www.swanseabaywithoutacar.com (coming soon) and social media activity

• Information on getting to and around Swansea Bay (including rural communities of Swansea e.g Gower & Mawr)

• Walking & Cycling information (including rural areas) – maps, links and more

• Bus timetables, bus and train ticket information all in one place

• Rural walk guides

• Details of attractions across Swansea Bay and what buses to catch – plus more!

     

 

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