My first blog walk in lockdown! There's so many more I want to share with you - mountains, woodland, valleys and moorland.
But I'll start with a walk I've been going on for more than 20 years. It's on the Gower Penninsula, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and this is a walk missed by so many as they race to Rhosilli Bay.
Cwm Ivy and Whiteford are both national nature reserves. This pleasant walk takes you onto the beach, through dunes, then into the salt marsh and finally through broadleaf woodland. Its a joy for dogs, great for kids and a special place for adults too.
A lovely walk through woodland, sand dunes, along the beach and the salt marsh.
Starting from the car park in Cwm Ivy, turn right onto the road and head down the lane (remember to put some money in the honesty box first). Walk through the village until you reach the National Trust gate signed 'Cwm Ivy Wood' Go through the gate and follow the track down the hill. Keep straight on towards the beach and on your left is Cwm Ivy Tor. When you reach the beach turnand walk all the way along to Whiteford Point. Round the point and return along the Wales Coastal Path or detour into the dunes. Then take the footpath on the left through Cwm Ivy Marsh. If you have dogs keep them under control here as sheep are grazing (alternatively you can ignore this left turn and carry straight on and then turn left at the end and the return back to the village the way you came out). Bear right into Cwm Ivy broadleaf woods and follow the footpath until you reach a gate back into the village. Turn left and retrace your steps back to the car park.