Starting at Bishopston at the car park by the Church of St Teilo's, The walk heads of following the rocky river bed along the Bishopston Valley, (just after the Ford the river runs underground at this point so the river bed is dry, It may still flood in Starting at Bishopston at the car park by the Church of St Teilo's, The walk heads of following the rocky river bed along the Bishopston Valley, (just after the Ford the river runs underground at this point so the river bed is dry, It may still flood in very wet periods, there is an alternative start point if this happens or if you don't fancy the rough start, see WP1 description for Details). Part way along the valley you pass Guzzle hole, here you can see the underground river flowing just inside the cave entrance, a short distance further on it emerges to continue it above ground course to the sea at Pwlldu Bay, from here you follow the Wales Coast Path around Pwlldu Head to Southgate, a great place to stop for refreshments at the Three Cliffs Cafe.
The return journey heads back through Bishopston Valley, to Kittle for a after walk drink at the Beaufort Arms, before following the Old Kittle Road back to Bishopston.
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Parking and start point:
Start point & free parking at Bishopston by St Teilo's Church. Map ref N51° 35’ 6.6 W4° 3’ 17.0 just copy and paste into google maps or click the link below it will take you straight to the car park.
Points of interest on route:
St Teilo's Church
The start is a bit adventurous following the dried out river bed along the Bishopston Valley, it's rough and rocky for about 3/4km to Guzzle hole, the rest of route follows good footpaths and tracks through woods and along coastal paths.
Places to stop for refreshments:
The Three Cliffs Cafe at Southgate
The Beaufort Arms at Kittle
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