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Foxhole Slade

Foxhole Slade

Foxhole Slade is a small cove of jagged limestone rockson the Gower's south-western coast. It has two caves of note : Paviland Cave (also known as Goat's Hole) and Paviland Sea Cave, both about 20 yards in length. To visit them, the tide needs to be at its lowest and a spring tide is preferable. A narrow inlet runs for a short distance along the beach and Paviland Sea Cave is on the west side of this. Access to Paviland Cave is an easy climb over the rocks, and needs to be done on a low spring tide. Prehistoric remains have been found here, including a 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), from where a footpath leads across several fields to the coastal path. The valley directly in front continues down to Foxhole Slade.

Paviland CavePaviland Cave
Paviland Cave
Paviland Cave
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