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What to expect?

A fully catered week of folk activities based around a marquee. Music, song, dance and crafts. Suitable for all – adults, children, families and singles.

Location


The tiny Gower peninsula is one of Britain’s loveliest corners. With gorgeous sandy beaches, flower-fringed limestone cliffs and easy-going coastal walks, it is situated just to the west of Swansea, and although only 12 miles long and 5 miles wide, it is home to over 30 miles of coastline and 50 beaches. Its mixed geology has given rise to a wide variety of scenery in a relatively small landscape area, with heathland, limestone grassland, fresh and salt-water marshes, dunes and oak woodlands. Dramatic limestone cliffs, interspersed with sandy beaches and rocky shores, dominate its southern coast. In the north, the coast is more low-lying with extensive salt marshes and dune systems.

For history lovers, the area boasts many ancient sites such as Arthur’s Stone and the Giants Grave burial chamber. Stone Age artefacts have been discovered in Gower caves, including the oldest dated modern human remains ever discovered in Britain. As is to be expected in Wales, there are several castles, including one close to our marquee site at Weobley Castle. Gower was also home to Phil Tanner, ‘The Gower Nightingale’, born 150 years ago and much of whose repertoire is still sung locally.

The western part of the AONB is included in the Register of Landscapes of Outstanding Historic Interest in Wales, for the rich evidence of a long sequence of land use and occupation from the prehistoric to industrial periods. This includes Iron Age forts and a surviving medieval open field system (known as the Vile, near Rhossili).

Our marquee site is in a field just outside the village of Llanrhidian in North Gower, which boasts its own award-winning pub micro-brewery. The site boasts beautiful views across the salt marshes and the Loughor estuary.

Our site is only 15 miles or 20 minutes easy driving from Junction 47 of the M4. This route avoids Swansea altogether.

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