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The Gower Commons Initiative

The Gower Commons Initiative is a partnership project established to work with land owners, commoners and other groups to sustain the commons of Gower for grazing, nature conservation and access

The Gower Commons Initiative was developed through the Gower Heathland Partnership, a diverse range of organisations with vested interested in the commons of Gower. This partnership formed because these organisations recognised that the quality of the landscape, wildlife and opportunities for recreation on Gower common land were declining – there was a clear need to address this.

Funding was secured in 1998 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to set up the Gower Commons Initiative and to begin work on 50km2 of common land from Rhossili Down in the West to Fairwood Common in the East, covering much of the South Gower coastal cliffs.

The underlying principal of the project is to engage with and facilitate much of the work through the Gower Commoners Association and volunteers.

The achievements of the Gower Commons Initiative have benefited many groups. Click here for more details on the success of the Initiative.



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