Rhossili Cliffs and Worm's Head
Teilen
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Panorama-Foto von: Richard Hope EXPERT Fotografiert: 10:29, 28/03/2012 - Views loading...

Advertisement

Rhossili Cliffs and Worm's Head

世界 > Europe > UK > Wales

  • gefällt mir / gefällt mir nicht
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

Rhossili Cliffs and Worm's Head, Gower. The Gower Peninsular was the first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the UK and covers 188 km². The small island Worm's Head may be access by a causeway some 2.5 hours each side of low water. On Worm's Head are the remains of a promontory fort, a prehistoric or early historic enclosure the date of which is uncertain. On the north edge of the causeway near the mainland is an anchor from The Samuel, carrying 500 tons of coal from Swansea, it went ashore on rocks in November 1884. The Rhossili LSA rescued the ship’s crew. Grey seals may often be seen swimming around Worm's Head. Worm's Head takes its name from the old English 'wurm or wyrm' meaning dragon - so dragons head. The cliffs tower 50 to 60m above the golden sands of Rhossili Bay and are home to thousands of nesting seabirds. The lower reaches of the cliffs are used by local fishermen where sea bass can often be caught. A fisherman from a previous visit has left a message in small stones for the next visitor. Worm's Head, the cliffs and large areas of the Gower coast are owned by the National Trust. Near the base of the cliffs is the small wooden boathouse at Kitchen Corner.

comments powered by Disqus

Bilder in der Nähe von Wales

map

A: Worm's Head

von Richard Hope, 190 Meter entfernt

Worms Head, Rhossili, Gower. The Gower Peninsular was the first designated Area of Outstanding Natura...

Worm's Head

B: Worms Head Causeway

von Richard Hope, 690 Meter entfernt

The causeway to Worms Head, Rhossili, Gower. The Gower Peninsular was the first designated Area of Ou...

Worms Head Causeway

E: Paviland 2, Gower Peninsula, Wales

von Phillip Roberts, 3.7 entfernt

Paviland on the Gower Peninsula near Swansea, Wales is the location where in 1823 Rev. William Buckla...

Paviland 2, Gower Peninsula, Wales

F: Paviland, Gower Peninsula, Wales

von Phillip Roberts, 3.8 entfernt

Paviland on the Gower Peninsula near Swansea, Wales is the location where in 1823 Rev. William Buckla...

Paviland, Gower Peninsula, Wales

G: Millwood Fishpond, Penrice, Gower, Wales

von Richard Hope, 8.8 entfernt

Mill Wood Fishpond stands in Mill Wood, an ancient woodland part of the Penrice Estate, Penrice, Gowe...

Millwood Fishpond, Penrice, Gower, Wales

H: Penrice Mill

von Richard Hope, 8.9 entfernt

Penrice Mill stands in Mill Wood, an ancient woodland, part of the Penrice Estate. It was landscaped ...

Penrice Mill

I: Great Cairn

von Richard Hope, 9.1 entfernt

105m west of Arthur's Stone on Cefn Bryn on the Gower Peninsular, Wales is the Neolithic burial tomb ...

Great Cairn

J: Arthurs Stone

von Richard Hope, 9.2 entfernt

Arthur's Stone (Maen Ceti in Welsh) is a Neolithic burial tomb on the north of Cefn Bryn on the Gower...

Arthurs Stone

Das Panorama wurde in Wales aufgenommen

Dies ist ein Überblick von Wales

Wales (Cymru in the Welsh language) is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  The major cities are Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and Bangor.  The city of St. Davids is the smallest city in the UK with a population around 2000.  Wales itself has a population of around 3 million.  The Welsh language is spoken by around 20% of the population.

Dieses Panorama mit anderen teilen