The stunning sunflowers in Rhossili are back.

In recent years thousands of visitors have flocked to Rhossili to enjoy the fields of sunflowers planted with the stunning backdrop of Worm's Head. The initiative was started by the National Trust, which last year was unable to plant the fields due to its staff being furloughed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Instead, local farmer Robert Morgan stepped in buying two fields next to the spot to plant the sunflowers used by the Trust in previous years.

His sunflowers were in a variety of colours, while the site was also used to showcase food and drink from local Gower producers.

This year, Mr Morgan has planted a field in Three Crosses, site of his business Gower Fresh Christmas Trees, as well as the usual spots in Rhossili with the stunning Worm's Head in the background.

The sunflowers are back

Here's everything you can expect this year.

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Where is it?

The fields are right next to The National Trust site at Worm's Head. The postcode SA3 1PR will get you there and there is ample parking in the National Trust car park.

There will also be a field in Three Crosses where you will be able to meet this year's reindeer calves and have a maize maze but the sunflowers are expected to be here late August to early September.

The fields are open every day from 10am-7pm
A great day out at Rhossili

Opening hours

The fields are open every day from 10am-7pm. No booking is necessary, people are advised to bring cash as card payments are available but intermittent because of poor mobile phone signal in the area.

Toilet facilities will be available at the National Trust car park next to the fields. Dogs are also welcome.

A place where people love to take photos

Parking

According to National Trust website, all day parking is £6 or £3 for up to two hours. It's free for members of The National Trust. The car park operates coin-only pay and display machines.

You can also pay online using PayByPhone - although it is recommended that you download the app beforehand as mobile signal at Rhossili can be poor.

The fields are wheelchair and pram friendly. You can also park at Mewslade just before Rhossili, it's a longer walk to the fields but a great one via Mewslade and Fall Bay.

Food and drink

You can also have food and drink from local Gower businesses

Food and refreshment from local Gower producers are on site selling doughnuts drinks, cakes, cockles, burgers and much more.

Some of the suppliers include Gower Coast Seafoods, local cockle picker, Spencer Williams, Selwyn's Seafoods and Bizzie Lizzie's Welsh cakes.

What's going to be different?

There's a massive sunflower heart

Like last year, there will be a field of sunflowers for people to walk through but also a 'pick your own' field, there will be a cost of £1.50 a stem, entry for the fields is £2 per person.

There's also a Gruffalo trail as well as a massive sunflower heart where you can stand and take pictures.

In recent years thousands of visitors have flocked to Rhossili to enjoy the fields of sunflowers

The first field is in full bloom with nine varieties and different colours. The second field which will hopefully be blooming in a week, and will have a sunflower archway and giants chair with the iconic worms head in background.

Farmer Rob Morgan said: "The joy of that is that it's going to be a later season, ones going to start early and the other is going to go into September, rather than have a mad rush for two weeks.

"It's going to be spread over a longer period to help people visit. In Three Crosses you will be able to meet this year's reindeer calves and have a maize maze."

Meanwhile, National Trust will also be growing sunflowers on the Vile at Rhossili this year, continuing with the sustainable crop rotation that was started in 2018. Sunflowers, linseed and cover crop mix have been sown in the spring and poppies have germinated from the existing seed bank. These are expected in late August/early September.

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