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The Gower Peninsular

<b>The Gower Peninsular</b>Posted by thesweetcheatParc Le Breos © A. Brookes (30.3.2013)
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  • Penrhyn Gwyr

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Bacon Hole Cave / Rock Shelter
12 posts
Bishopston Valley Promontory Fort
28 posts
The Bulwark Hillfort
12 posts
Burry Holms Promontory Fort
14 posts
Burry Standing Stones Standing Stones
7 posts
Caswell Cliff Cliff Fort
17 posts
Cat Hole Cave Cave / Rock Shelter
22 posts
Cefn Bryn (East) Cairn(s)
30 posts
Cefn Bryn Great Cairn Cairn(s)
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Cefn Bryn (West) Cairn(s)
16 posts
Cil Ifor Top Hillfort
7 posts
Crawley Rocks Promontory Fort
8 posts
Foxhole Slade Cave / Rock Shelter
3 posts
Hardings Down cairn Cairn(s)
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Hardings Down East Fort Hillfort
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Hardings Down North Enclosure Enclosure
13 posts
Hardings Down West Fort Hillfort
27 posts
High Pennard Promontory Fort
24 posts
Horse Cliff Fort Cliff Fort
18 posts
The Knave Cliff Fort
6 posts
Knelston Standing Stone / Menhir
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Lethrid Tooth Cave Cave / Rock Shelter
20 posts
Lewes Castle Cliff Fort
30 posts
Llanmadoc Hill Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
13 posts
Llanrhidian Standing Stones
11 posts
Longhole Cave Cave / Rock Shelter
60 posts
Maen Ceti Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
7 posts
Maiden Castle (Gower) Promontory Fort
7 posts
Mewslade Cave Cave / Rock Shelter
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Mew Slade fort Promontory Fort
Minchin Hole Cave / Rock Shelter
20 posts
Nicholaston long cairn Burial Chamber
3 posts
North Hill Tor Promontory Fort
Oldwalls Standing Stones
18 posts
Old Castle (Rhossili) Cliff Fort
43 posts
Parc Le Breos Long Cairn
34 posts
Paviland Cliff Fort
67 posts
Paviland Cave Cave / Rock Shelter
24 posts
Penmaen Burial Chamber
Pen-y-Crug (Llanrhidian) Round Barrow(s)
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Pen-y-Gaer (Llanrhidian) Enclosure
7 posts
Red Chamber East Cave / Rock Shelter
2 posts
Red Fescue Hole Cave / Rock Shelter
36 posts
Rhossili Down Cairn(s)
6 posts
Rhossili Down settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
1 post
Rockrose Cave Cave / Rock Shelter
13 posts
Samson's Jack Standing Stone / Menhir
Spurge Hole Cave / Rock Shelter
Stembridge Camp Promontory Fort
28 posts
Sweyne Howes (north) Chambered Tomb
13 posts
Sweyne Howes (south) Chambered Tomb
34 posts
Thurba Camp Cliff Fort
7 posts
Ty'r-coed Standing Stone / Menhir
21 posts
Worm's Head Enclosure


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Carving found in Gower cave could be oldest rock art

An archaeologist believes a wall carving in a south Wales cave could be Britain's oldest example of rock art.

The faint scratchings of a speared reindeer are believed to have been carved by a hunter-gatherer in the Ice Age more than 14,000 years ago... continues...
moss Posted by moss
26th July 2011ce
Edited 27th July 2011ce


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Bone Caves of the Gower

Site devoted to the caves of the peninsula, with a gazetteer of sites.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
30th May 2016ce

Bus Services on the Gower Peninsular

Many thanks to thesweetcheat for this link - am adding as a link because I don't want to lose sight of it (I think my laptop is on the blink).
tjj Posted by tjj
12th October 2012ce

The Gower Peninsula: Standing Stones

A page about standing stones on the Gower, including a small seletion of thumbnails linking to higher resolution images. It's a bit Janet and John, but serves as a good introduction to the area.
Kammer Posted by Kammer
24th March 2003ce
Edited 2nd January 2004ce

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Nicholaston long cairn (Burial Chamber) — Links

A peek inside the Nicholaston Long Cairn, The Gower

Surely among South Wales' lesser-known great tombs?
1st April 2021ce

Maen Ceti (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Maen Ceti</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
19th March 2020ce

Maen Ceti (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Fieldnotes

16/03/2020 – It had been a really good day out so far. The walk over from Rhossili is nice and soon it was time to catch the bus back at Penmaen. Just Cefn Bryn to go. Reaching Reynoldston trigpoint I was tired. We were in two minds as to whether to bother with Arthur’s Stone, it’s a little way off. I could see the cairn in the distance though. After a stop at the trig we decided to make one last detour and head for the stones. I didn’t know much about them so wasn’t expecting much. First Cefn Bryn Great Cairn which is lovely with a fine placement and very good vantage point. Next we walked over to Maen Ceti. Wow with a cherry on top, to think I nearly passed this one by! It’s just fantastic. The big stone is a bit of a monster, great space underneath. The cairn looked lower than the surrounding ground. Wonder if they dug down to get under the big stone instead of trying to lift it up? This site is really a must visit, guessing the area gets pretty busy in the summer months with a car park nearby. The site turned out to be the last of our trip south. On the bus back we heard that it was time for non-essential travel to stop. Time to cut short our trip and the next day we headed back home to Aberdeenshire. Long way to come for a couple of days but this big stone made up for it – top site. thelonious Posted by thelonious
19th March 2020ce

Cefn Bryn Great Cairn (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Cefn Bryn Great Cairn</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
19th March 2020ce

Llanmadoc Hill (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Fieldnotes

16/03/2020 – It’s a fine walk over Llanmadoc Hill from Llangennith to Llanmadoc. Not a big hill but you really feel away from it all. Lots of cairns on this one. Cairn XII just before you get to the Bulwark is very good. I was really taken with it and a great place to sit and admire the scenery. Worth mentioning the lovely Llanmadoc community shop at the foot of the hill as well. Good place for a coffee and slice of cake. thelonious Posted by thelonious
18th March 2020ce

Llanmadoc Hill (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

<b>Llanmadoc Hill</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
18th March 2020ce

Sweyne Howes (north) (Chambered Tomb) — Images

<b>Sweyne Howes (north)</b>Posted by thelonious<b>Sweyne Howes (north)</b>Posted by thelonious<b>Sweyne Howes (north)</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
18th March 2020ce

Sweyne Howes (north) (Chambered Tomb) — Fieldnotes

16/03/2020 – A day of blue skies, big stones and good walking in a fine landscape. I've always wanted to visit the Gower. Bus from Swansea to Rhossili in the morning for a walk over 3 hills, Rhossili Down, Llanmadoc Hill and finally Cefn Bryn to drop down to catch the bus back from Penmaen. I knew the area was full of old stones but with a longish walk ahead we decided to not deviate from our route too much to look at stuff. Just go with the flow and if we happen to come across things great, if not there was always next time. The walk and views were more than enough.

Heading up to the Beacon with its wonderful views, we carried on along Rhossili Down. My decision to not leave the track went straight out the window as soon as I saw Sweyne Howes down below. They looked too good to pass by so off we went. First Sweyen Howes south then on to the north one. Both in the very good category, North is probably more a wow than a very good.

Wished we had more time here, Rhossili Down is not a hill to be rushed. Always hard when you live a long way away and you only have a day at a place. Tricky to try and not do too much. If you haven’t been here (I see plenty of TMAers have) please go, pick a sunny day, the area has a bit of everything.
thelonious Posted by thelonious
18th March 2020ce
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