Bosco's Gulch Area


A recently developed area with sports routes, some tidal, on the East Cliffs section of the South Gower Coast.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Wales Rock Type: Limestone
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: National Trust No. of Routes: 30
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1990
Grid Reference: SS 55897 86816

Bosco's Den itself is highly important as an archaelogical and conservation site and climbing is not permited inside the cave itself.


Restrictions apply from 1 March - 30 June.

Reason: Nesting Birds

All routes east of (rightwards when looking in) from "Sam's Made Up" are restricted from March 1st until June 30th due to nesting choughs,   including all the routes in Bosco's Cave and Paddling Pool Area. Choughs are listed as Schedule 1 species under the Wildlife and Countryside act and it is a criminal offence to deliberately or recklessy disturb them or their nests. 

Group Advice

Not suitable

Area information

Gower offers excellent sea cliff climbing with relatively few access restrictions. The National Trust owns a large part of the coastline and Natural Rescource Wales (NRW) also actively manages certain areas of particular landscape or ecological interest. The history of climbing in the region goes back to 1949. Some cliff, notably Pwll Du, Pennard and Gravesend are home to the nationally rare plant Yellow Whitlow Grass (Draba aizodes). This plant is found on the broken scree and rocks on top of the cliffs and is easily damaged by trampling. Climbers should take care to identify this plant and avoid any route cleaning or vegetation clearance in these reas. Some cliffs have seasonal access restrictions to protect nesting seabirds which are reviewed on a regular basis and will be lifted if birds are not nesting. For details of the Yellow Wall restriction please contact the National Trust (Tel: 01792 390636) or the BMC Access Rep. To Donate to the South Wales bolt fund go to Gower is covered by a fixed equipment agreement reached after lengthy discussion at several open meetings in 1999 and 2000 and more recently in 2011, which covers all of the limestone and sandstone crags in SE Wales. There have been problems in recent years relating to the development of crags in sensitive areas and climbers should carefully consider the potential implications of new routing activities before embarking on new route campaigns. Please refer to specific crag entries on the RAD for further information.

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