Mewslade Short Wall

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Mewslade Short Wall
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Rock Type Quarried Carboniferous Limestone
Climbing Style Undeveloped
Approach Time 12 minutes
Area Gower
Sub Area Rhossili
Local Area Upper Crags Fall Bay To Mewslade
WGS-84 Location 51.562032, -4.278316
OS Grid Ref. SS 421 872
WGS-84 Parking Location 51.565848, -4.270856
GR Parking Location SS 427 876
Parking Postcode SA3 1PH
Base Elevation 18 metres (Other)
General Info
Faces Direction West
Aspect Partially Sunny
Wind Sheltered Mostly
Climbing Type Normal
Crags Within 600m

Block Buttress, Catacomb Gully, Cathedral Wall, Conglomerate Cliff, Eyeball Wall, Four Gullies, Grey Wall, Hairy Dog Wall, Jacky's Tor, Little Block, Mewslade Quarry Slab, Mewslade Short Wall, Molar Wall and White Edge, Red Chamber, Richards Rock, Rolly Bottom Buttress, The Aisle, The Prows, The Pulpit, Thurba East, Thurba East Gully, Thurba Head, Thurba West, Trident Gully and Ridge, Upper Jacky's Tor, Yellow Wall, Zero Gully


Short and rather limited wall.


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.

Continue straight on and follow the path down the valley for approximately for 450 m. The wall is on your left.


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