Mewslade Quarry Slab
|Mewslade Quarry Slab|
|Rock Type||Quarried Carboniferous Limestone|
|Approach Time||10 minutes|
|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)|
|Crags Within a Half Mile.|
Block Buttress, Catacomb Gully, Cathedral Wall, Conglomerate Cliff, Eyeball Wall, Four Gullies, Grey Wall, Jacky's Tor, Mewslade Quarry Slab, Mewslade Short Wall, Molar Wall and White Edge, Red Chamber, Richards Rock, Rolly Bottom Buttress, Saddam's Wall, The Crag That Time Forgot, Thurba East, Thurba East Gully, Thurba Head, Thurba West, Trident Gully and Ridge, Upper Jacky's Tor, Yellow Wall
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.
No routes recorded.