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Worm's Head

Worms Head, Rhossili, Gower. The Gower Peninsular was the first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the UK and covers 188 km². The causeway may be crossed some 2.5 hours each side of low water. Here is also the lookout station for the National Coastwatch Institution, keeping a watch on the coastland and ensuring the safety of the many thousands of visitors who come to sample the beautiful coastline. On Worms 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 Worms Head. Worms Head takes its name from the old English 'wurm or wyrm' meaning dragon - so dragons head.

Copyright: Richard Hope
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12254x6127
Taken: 02/02/2012
Uploaded: 04/02/2012
Updated: 26/03/2015


Tags: wormshead; gower; rhossili; swansea; sea; beach; causeway; cliffs; samuel; bristol channel; worm's head; peninsular
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