A collection of interesting websites, information, galleries, videos and links on beautiful Gower Peninsula

 

 

What they say they love about Gower survey by BBC

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/southwest/sites/gower/pages/ilove.shtml

 

..and what the National Trust team say about Gower

http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/southwest/sites/gower/pages/nationaltrust.shtml

 

Video stream of Gower

http://news.bbc.co.uk/nolavconsole/ukfs_news/hi/newsid_4750000/newsid_4754500/bb_rm_4754589.stm

 

Gower from the air

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/check/wales/southwest/media/coast/gower?size=16x9&bgc=C0C0C0&nbram=1&bbram=1

 

Gower beach named Britains best

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_west/6375469.stm

 

50 years Gower Peninsula AONB

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4984168.stm

 

Gallery of Gower photos from BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/southwest/sites/gower/pages/inpictures.shtml

 

Weatherman walking BBC Wales popular weatherman Derek Brockway walks Rhossili to Whitford Point guide to the walk (passes Middle Cottage/Wagtails).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/southwest/nature/thingstodo/walks/pages/weatherman08_first.shtml

 

Gower caves

http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/southwest/nature/placestogo/naturalhistorysites/pages/gowercaves.shtml

 

Gower and Swansea gallery

http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/southwest/sites/swansea/inpictures.shtml

 

Surfing Guide for Gower

http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/southwest/sites/surfing/

 

Other

 

Gower Community Councils

On this website you can find your local councillor, check the dates of council meetings view the agenda and read their minutes, review planning applications, see information on local issues and learn about local events.

There's also a discussion board which, at the time of writing, had debates on broadband and caravan sites, office space, speed limits and sand dredging.

·  Website: www.gowercc.org.uk/

 

The National Coastwatch Institution Worms Head Gower

There's such a varied amount of information on this site that it's difficult to know where to start. Firstly the NCI itself - it's a voluntary charity organisation which was set up in 1994 to restore a visual watch along UK shores after many small Coastguard stations closed.

The website has all sorts of information - you can find out the watch hours, high and low water height times for Mumbles, and crucially the times at which the causeway is open. There's also access to extracts from the log so you can discover everything from the number of commercial vessels logged right up to light aircraft, as well as information on local events, history and flora and fauna.

·  Website: www.nciwormshead.org.uk/

 

Swansea - 50 Years of the Gower AONB
This site from Swansea Council, launched to coincide with the anniversary of Gower gaining its AONB status, has a wealth of information on the peninsula. Along with material covering the AONB and what it means, there's articles and information on ecology, history and activities, as well as the latest news and initiatives.

·  Website: www.swansea.gov.uk

 

Gower & Swansea Bay video clips:
From Burry Holms to Three Cliffs, Mumbles to Worms Head, the Swansea Council's Gower section also has a great selection of video clips which you can watch on your PC. Simply point your browser at:
www.swansea.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=11011

 

Explore Gower
If you want the full low-down on Gower, you can't go far wrong with this excellent and comprehensive site. There are detailed guides to the peninsula's villages and beaches, walks, a directory of useful contacts, picture galleries, features on local history and the environment, and a forum.

·  Website: www.explore-gower.co.uk

 

The Gower Society
The Gower was first granted AONB status as part of a drive to control planning applications on one of the Uk's most beautiful coastlines, and keeping an eye on these sorts of matters.

·  Website: www.gowersociety.welshnet.co.uk

 

Enjoy Gower
This site, developed in association with the Mumbles Tourist Information centre, is a good resource for people planning on visiting the area. You'll find accommodation and 'eating out' guides, along with guides to beaches, nature reserves and the peninsula's villages.

·  Website: www.enjoygower.com

 

National Trust: Volunteering
The National Trust plays a vital role in the management and conservation of Gower, managing as it does three quarters of the coastline and 11% of the land. It couldn't do this, however, without a small army of committed and enthusiastic volunteers. This special section of their website tells you all you need to know about volunteering for the Trust, and guides you through the application process.

·  Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-trust/w-volunteering.htm

 

Glamorgan Walks
This long-running and popular site has plenty to offer on the Gower. As well as a programme of organised walks, you can take a 'virtual' walk online, and browse the features on local history and more.

·  Website: www.glamorganwalks.com

 

The Gower Information Centre
This site bills itself as "the Gower peninsula's most detailed online guide.", and with a huge range of articles on different subjects, there's certainly merit in the claim. The site is split into sections such as 'Beach Guides', 'Shipwrecks', 'castles', 'caves', 'churches and chapels' and 'walks'. Definitely worth a look.

·  Website: www.swansea-gower.co.uk

 

Gower Live
Daily surf conditions and pictures from Langland and Llangennith, two of the most popular surf beaches in South Wales.
Website:

·  www.gowerlive.co.uk

 

Welcome to Gower
Amber Elphick's site on Gower - find out more about beaches, caves, churches and wildlife.
Website:

·  www.welcometogower.co.uk

 

Gower Holidays and Tourist Information
Details on holiday accommodation in Gower, as well as background information on Gower villages, the beaches and scenery.
Website:

·  www.the-gower.com

 

Visit Swansea Bay
This site is the official guide to helping you find great food, accommodation and activities in the Swansea Bay, Mumbles and Gower area. Website:

·  www.visitswanseabay.com

 

 
 

 

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