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Foxhole Slade

Foxhole Slade

Foxhole Slade is a small cove of jagged limestone rocks on the south-western tip of the Gower. It has two caves of note : Paviland Cave (also known as Goat's Hole) and Paviland Sea Cave, both about 25 yards in length. To visit them, the tide needs to be at its lowest and a spring tide is preferable.

A narrow, steep-sided inlet runs for a short distance up the beach and into the valley behind. Paviland Sea Cave is on the west side of this. The more famous Paviland Cave is higher up the rocks on the west side. Prehistoric remains have been found here, including a Stone Age skeleton dubbed 'the Red Lady of Paviland', which was later established to be that of a young man.

The nearest parking is on Pilton Green Common (Grid Ref: SS446871 / Lat : 51.5608°N, Lon : 4.2421°W), from where a footpath leads across several fields to the coastal path. Directly in front, a steep-sided limestone valley descends to Foxhole Slade.

Paviland CavePaviland Cave
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