Rhossili Walk    
Rhossili
At the western end of Gower, the village of Rhossili, a gateway for walkers and beach lovers, lies above the dazzling sandy crescent of Rhossili Bay. The terrain west of the village is largely owned by the National Trust, and for most of the year there is a helpful NT information centre where important information such as tide times can be found. In the church there is a memorial to Petty Officer Evans, who was born here and perished with Scott in the Antarctic in 1912.


Outer Head © Chris Gill Jones 2002
   
The Cormorant
If you walk to the 'Outer Head', then will probably see these birds. They are strong underwater swimmers and often remain submerged for long periods of time, searching for food.

Feeding: Chiefly flat fish, sand eels and crabs.
Cormorant © Chris Gill Jones 2002
 

 

Dylan Thomas portrayed the high, open headland to the west of the village as ‘rubbery, gull-limed grass, the sheep-pilled stones, the pieces of bones and feathers’, and that exactly sums up the low-level ground environment, which, combined with exhilarating seascape, makes for agreeable walking on any sunny day at any time of year. It leads to Worm’s Head (from the Viking wurm, aptly meaning ‘dragon’), two rocky islands joined to the mainland by a narrow causeway accessible only at low tide and to one another by Devil’s Bridge, a narrow neck of rock. On the outer island, which rises abruptly to 200 feet, a booming blow hole throws up water visible from the village nearly two miles away.


Outer Head © Chris Gill Jones 2002

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