Wilderness Wales


Gower Marshes

Whiteford Point to Gowerton

The northern coast of Gower consists of extensive salt-marsh, a place used to graze sheep, once famed for its cockle-picking. The marsh is interrupted by rivers known as pills and is a dangerous place to venture out onto due to the fast rising tides. At the highest tides the roads on the edges of the marsh flood too. The character of Gower is quite different here, far more peaceful and attractive to wildlife. This is not an area for tourists.