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Name:Rhossili Down - The Beacon
Hill number:2286
Height:193m / 633ft
Parent (Ma):2280  Mynydd y Betws
RHB Section:32B: Carmarthen to Vale of Neath
County/UA:Swansea (UA)
Catchment:Loughor, Catchment Boundaries
Watershed:Carmarthen Bay
Class:Hump, Tump (100-199m), Submarilyn
(Hu,Tu,1,sMa)
Grid ref:SS 42002 88867
Summit feature:small protruding rock adjacent to trig point
Drop:144m
Col:49m  SS464892  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 159
(1:25k) 164
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 130 users)ByDate of Ascent
Took the high route on Welsh Coast Path to watch sunset lovelynickywood104/02/2019
Coast path from Hillend to Rhossili then return over Rhossili Down.Arbie03/02/2019
Worms head 10k run - snow on top of Rhossili Downphilwhit03/02/2019
Circular walk from Rhossili with Rick and Bryher. Lots of ponies and good views.jenx25/10/2018
From Rhossili, above the fine beach with Jenx and Bryher. Circuit back via Tump top, ponies and viewsnordicstar25/10/2018
Bagged on a day trip to Rhossili. Great views from top.Ramblingpaul15/11/2017
from LLangenith, up to the west end of the ridge then along the ridge and return the same way.joseph mitchell31/08/2017
started at hillend caravan park and did a 5.8 mile circular walk which included the summit and then a steep descent back down to the park.Wackywelshy22/08/2017
Parked in the church car park. Unfortunately, no views today as it was foggy.clivevilla23/05/2017
From Hardings Down on way back to Rhossili. Good views.PeterD02/10/2016
Walked up from NT carpark at Rhossili. Nice turf track to summit and beyond along ridge towards Broughton Burrows and Burry Holms.sooztops19/09/2016
A sunny and blowy day - rain stopped an hour before my ascent - so the views were good - visited some ancient ring cairns and burial monuments. Beach busy - hill - just me.M3WDD25/07/2016
Great views!twg2727/06/2016
On Llangenidd- Rhossili Down- Worms Head- Port Eynon walk. All superb- views, coastal scenery, geology. Notable are cliffs where the angle of dip of the limestone is 45 deg, so they are like pyramids with the waves crashing below. Sunny, clear and cool. About 6.5 h walk and an hour of happy meandering on the shore while waiting for a pre-booked (reasonably priced) taxi back.pwheeler30/04/2016
Early morning ascent from empty church car park. Terrific all round views on a sunny but v cold spring morning.Chris Peart28/04/2016
Parked at the church and followed track all the way to the trig. Very steep at times. Lovely views and a great walk. Fantastic.thejackrustles04/03/2016
Rhossili - Rhossili Down (in strong wind and streaming cloud with intermittant views of the sea - hauntingly beautiful) - Hill End - Eddies Coffee Shop (for a Cream Tea) - Rhosseli beach (barefoot paddle through the sea 2 miles back) - Rhossilibriandavies21/10/2015
In middle of circular walk from Rhossili.Grand views all round and wild horses as well.With Bridget and Oscar.catman29/09/2015
With Bridget and Catman.oscarrosie29/09/2015
With Catman and Oscar.rosiebridge29/09/2015
Visited while bagging the high points on the Gower, great weather views great too.griefmiester08/07/2015
From Middleton up to the Beacon/trig along Rhossili Down through Llangennith & up onto Llanmadic Hill-great views, down & across Broughton Burrows & onto Burry Holms back along the beach, a dip in the sea, up to Rhossili & Midleton. Initally cloudy couple of showers then very hot with a good breeze.apricorum04/07/2015
Revisit in the mist and rain with Colin Crawford exactly 4 years after my previous visit.Dugswell201/07/2015
I'd wanted the view from this one but it wasn't to be. Ah well, I'll need to returnColin Crawford01/07/2015
visit when coast path walking with familyunderhill20/06/2015
Walk with Mary after morning visit to Oxwich Bay.Nab Scar08/05/2015
From Rhossili, very busy on sunny Easter Sunday.rhalstead05/04/2015
7/9 Wonderful views from a short hop up from the village of Rhossili. Park at ancient church car park and don't forget to make a contribution !Fergalh29/01/2015
From the Gower Activity Centre where our friends were staying. Passed through Llangennith and over Llanmadoc Hill into Llanmadoc for lunch at the pub. Back via the coastal path. Beautiful day. With Tiger Bay Ramblers.islamidget02/01/2015
Walk up from Hillend to Rhossila then back along beachiannotts12/06/2014
petey22/04/2014
Walked up from Rhossili village and on to Llanmadoc, lovely weather, superb views. A great way to spend an afternoon.jonglew25/08/2013
Started at Rhossili car park. Distance = 2.36km. Average moving speed = 4.8km/h. Time moving = 0:29:15.paulnewby8121/07/2013
A very popular hill this one walked up from Rhossili against a very strong head wind and a summit over looking the sea is always a bonus. Lovely views and walked the entire length on the hill to do this hill justicehodder18/02/2013
Walk up from Rhossili to look at the cairns and Sweyne's Howse burial chambers. The Beacon itself is actually a large Bronze Age cairn with remains of a kerb of large blocks. There are loads of great cairns up on the Down.thesweetcheat20/03/2012
Easy parking to SE on road edge. Bits of paths all over the place. Stroll. Great views.destaylor01/09/2011
Not a hill that deserves a quick grab. A great ridge to walk in full on a sunny day - with eyes on Worm Head.Martin R27/07/2011
Beautiful morning to explore the Gower. Park in church car park.Dugswell201/07/2011
Parked at church. Heavy rain on way down. Got absolutely soaked. The Gower is such a pretty area.chrisbien13/05/2011
Walked up from Rhosilli village car park to the summitMariana Trench27/03/2010
Nice views of the Gower and towards Llanelli. Lots of burnt grass underfoot.huwthomas13/03/2010
During family holiday in Waleslerritt15/11/2009
With VivJohnIvor28/06/2009
Revisit. Great piece of coast, fine view even on a cold drizzly day. This time, climbed from SE, parking at top of road near cattle grid, saving some distance and a £2.50 parking fee.RHW18/11/2007
Walked up from Rhossili. Bright and very windy.Dusty05/11/2007
I think this must have one of the best views of any trig point in Great Britain! I relived memories of 25 years ago, going out fishing on Worms Head overnight, catching and cooking mackrel on an open fire, sleeping under the stars.Father Ted26/05/2007
Day trip to South Wales. A stunning hill.marktrengove19/05/2007
KeithByTheC26/10/2003
Parked by the visitor centre and walked down to the Old Rectory. Three quarters of the way to Hillend climbed directly up to the old gun emplacement, much to Cathy's happiness. From there glorious views were had in all directions especially at the trig.garyhoney04/01/2003
Approximate date. With Bertie Bagwell on a FWAG weekend to the Gower. Walked from the campsite at Hillend to Worms Head and back again.Herbert Anchovy01/06/2002
simple climb, lovely view. 417878 car pk, rd then FP to summit @ TP RHW01/04/2000
Tearing W gale, scarcely able to stand up by column. Good views of Worms Head and bay.arranc21/02/1999
While at Swansea UniBobHancock01/02/1998
Easter Sunday Morning.andy07/04/1996
From the hotel whilst on holiday.Only just got round to logging it.mad max13/06/1991
Childhood holiday spotRhayader_wander17/08/1978
First ascent while a leader at St Madoc Christian Youth camp, been up 4 times in all, a fantastic hill with amazing views, recommend the whole ridge walk which I did on my 3rd ascent.pdantic04/08/1978
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