Ride 27: Surf’s Up

Bikepacking bookThese pages are for readers of Bikepacking: mountain bike camping adventures on the wild trails of Britain by Laurence McJannet.

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Ride Information

START/FINISH: Car park near Clyne Valley Country Park, SA3 5EQ, 51.598484, -4.002984

DISTANCE: 42.1 miles/67.7km

ASCENT: 4455ft/138m


TERRAIN: A mixture of rock-strewn valleys and exposed downlands. There are occasional road climbs but Cefn Bryn and Rhossili Down provide the toughest off-road tests.

NAVIGATION: Fairly easy. The route is well signposted throughout. Follow the Gower Way signs over Cefn Bryn and round Rhossili Down. You should pick them up again near Llanrhidian as far as Three Crosses. The bridleway through Lake Farm at Llanddewi is easy to miss and on the return leg make sure you keep left along the top of Clyne Golf Course to avoid dropping down Clyne Common. OS Explorer 164 would be useful.


Ordnance Survey Map

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Open Street Map with information markers and elevation

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Book Map



Download .GPX file (right click to download)

Download map.pdf from the book (right click to download)

How to navigate using .GPX files

Eat & Drink

Eddy’s Café-Bar, Hillend Camping & Caravan Park, Hillend, Llangennith, Gower, Swansea SA3 1JD, 01792 386606, www.hillendcamping.com
Kings Head, Llangennith, Gower, Swansea SA3 1HX, 01792 386212, www.kingsheadgower.co.uk


Rhossili Bunkhouse, Middleton, Rhossili, Swansea SA3 1PL, 01792 391509, www.rhossilibunkhouse.com
Bivvy: White Moor, Rhossili Down


Pennard Stores & Coffee Shop, 68 Southgate Road, Southgate, Gower, Swansea SA3 2DH, 01792 233230, www.threecliffs.co.uk
The Bike Hub Cycle Workshop, 78 St Helens Road, Swansea SA1 4BQ, 01792 466944, www.thebikehub.co.uk

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