On Foot
Trail: Oxwich Dune Walk Oxwich NNR (0)
Contributor: NatResWales Activity Type: Walking Difficulty: Easy Distance: 2.782 mi (4.477 km)
Description: Today it is hard to believe that the dunes were used extensively by the American army and RAF for practice manoeuvres during world war two. Since then careful management has restored the area and its diverse habitats which are now home to over 600 species of flowering plants including a number of rare and endangered species.

In summer many kinds of chalk-loving wildflowers bloom there, and the air is alive with birdsong and the buzzing of the insects that make their home there. The birdlife at Oxwich is impressive, too, and rare visitors include Cetti's Warblers and Sedge Warblers. Recently, a Bittern was recorded there after an absence of many years. The freshwater lakes provide overwintering habitat for wildfowl which include Teal and Gadwalls.
The reserve is also home to rare insect species include Cepero's Groundhopper and the Beachcomber Beetle.
The reserve is also rich in history - in one of the caves on the cliff, remains of hyenas and wolves have been found from the last Ice Age.

Walk distance: 2 miles / 3km

Terrain: Easy and flat on the beach except at high tide. The path runs between the road and the beach and is easy to follow.

Start and Finish: Large beach car park owned by the Penrice Estate.

Facilities: The car park and toilets are opened seasonally. The shop is also opened seasonally.

Getting there: Oxwich National Nature Reserve is situated on a minor road off the A4118. From the Penrice direction, turn left at the village crossroads opposite Woodside Cottage apartments.

Safety: Please ensure you are prepared for all weather conditions and wear suitable clothing and stout footwear for your walk. This walk can be slippery when wet.

Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations.

Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff.

Please always follow any instructions on site and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place.

This walk is supplied by Natural Resources Wales. It is subject to Trailzilla copyright terms and conditions.

It can be found on the Natural Resources Wales website along with other walks in their woods and national nature reserves.

Use the family of Countryside Codes to help you prepare and enjoy safe visits to the countryside. https://naturalresources.wales/out-and-about/planning-your-visit/the-countryside-codes/?lang=en
















































Today it is hard to believe that the dunes were used extensively by the American army and RAF for practice manoeuvres during world war two. Since then careful management has restored the area and its diverse habitats which are now home to over 600 species of flowering plants including a number of rare and endangered species.

In summer many kinds of chalk-loving wildflowers bloom there, and the air is alive with birdsong and the buzzing of the insects that make their home there. The birdlife at Oxwich is impressive, too, and rare visitors include Cetti's Warblers and Sedge Warblers. Recently, a Bittern was recorded there after an absence of many years. The freshwater lakes provide overwintering habitat for wildfowl which include Teal and Gadwalls.
The reserve is also home to rare insect species include Cepero's Groundhopper and the Beachcomber Beetle.
The reserve is also rich in history - in one of the caves on the cliff, remains of hyenas and wolves have been found from the last Ice Age.

Walk distance: 2 miles / 3km

Terrain: Easy and flat on the beach except at high tide. The path runs between the road and the beach and is easy to follow.

Start and Finish: Large beach car park owned by the Penrice Estate.

Facilities: The car park and toilets are opened seasonally. The shop is also opened seasonally.

Getting there: Oxwich National Nature Reserve is situated on a minor road off the A4118. From the Penrice direction, turn left at the village crossroads opposite Woodside Cottage apartments.

Safety: Please ensure you are prepared for all weather conditions and wear suitable clothing and stout footwear for your walk. This walk can be slippery when wet.

Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations.

Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff.

Please always follow any instructions on site and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place.

This walk is supplied by Natural Resources Wales. It is subject to ViewRanger copyright terms and conditions.

It can be found on the Natural Resources Wales website along with other walks in their woods and national nature reserves.

Use the family of Countryside Codes to help you prepare and enjoy safe visits to the countryside.






























































Today it is hard to believe that the dunes were used extensively by the American army and RAF for practice manoeuvres during world war two. Since then careful management has restored the area and its diverse habitats which are now home to over 600 species of flowering plants including a number of rare and endangered species.

In summer many kinds of chalk-loving wildflowers bloom there, and the air is alive with birdsong and the buzzing of the insects that make their home there. The birdlife at Oxwich is impressive, too, and rare visitors include Cetti's Warblers and Sedge Warblers. Recently, a Bittern was recorded there after an absence of many years. The freshwater lakes provide overwintering habitat for wildfowl which include Teal and Gadwalls.
The reserve is also home to rare insect species include Cepero's Groundhopper and the Beachcomber Beetle.
The reserve is also rich in history - in one of the caves on the cliff, remains of hyenas and wolves have been found from the last Ice Age.

Walk distance: 2 miles / 3km

Terrain: Easy and flat on the beach except at high tide. The path runs between the road and the beach and is easy to follow.

Start and Finish: Large beach car park owned by the Penrice Estate.

Facilities: The car park and toilets are opened seasonally. The shop is also opened seasonally.

Getting there: Oxwich National Nature Reserve is situated on a minor road off the A4118. From the Penrice direction, turn left at the village crossroads opposite Woodside Cottage apartments.

Safety: Please ensure you are prepared for all weather conditions and wear suitable clothing and stout footwear for your walk. This walk can be slippery when wet.

Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations.

Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff.

Please always follow any instructions on site and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place.

This walk is supplied by Natural Resources Wales. It is subject to ViewRanger copyright terms and conditions.

It can be found on the Natural Resources Wales website along with other walks in their woods and national nature reserves.

Use the family of Countryside Codes to help you prepare and enjoy safe visits to the countryside. https://naturalresources.wales/out-and-about/planning-your-visit/the-countryside-codes/?lang=en
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