Mewslade Quarry Slab

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Mewslade Quarry Slab
Cragshot mewslade quarry.jpg
Rock Type Quarried Carboniferous Limestone
Climbing Style Toproping
Approach Time 10 minutes
Area Gower
Sub Area Rhossili
Local Area Rhossili Upper Crags
WGS-84 Location 51.564481, -4.274609
OS Grid Ref. SS 424 875
WGS-84 Parking Location 51.565848, -4.270856
GR Parking Location SS 427 876
Parking Postcode SA3 1PH
Base Elevation 50 metres (SRTM Estimation)
General Info
Faces Direction South
Aspect Sunny
Wind Sheltered Mostly
Climbing Type Family
Crags Within 400m

Grey Wall, Mewslade Quarry Slab, Mewslade Short Wall, Richards Rock, Thurba West



A short slab popular with some outdoor groups and, owing to its proximity to a very nice beach at Mewslade Bay, is convenient for families.


From the main Rhossili road, turn left in Pitton (south) to Great Pitton Farm (SS 427 876 or 51.556076, -4.267799) where there is a car park. The honesty box no longer exists and a system of seasonal tariffs is now in operation. Payment is made via a machine or paybyphone Ⓡ. See Pitton Parking for information on charges. Currently a maximum of £5.00 is charged for parking from 06.00 to 22.00.

On walking out of the car park, turn left and, after about 25 metres take the public footpath off to the right. Pass through a gate after about 15m and then follow the rough path for a further 200m where there is another gate. This is the top end of Mewslade.

Shortly after the gate take the path branching off to the right to the small collections of slabs. 10 minutes from parking.


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