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Ramsgrove & The Knave Beach

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Ramsgrove

Ramsgrove is a small cove of limestone pebbles, low-tide sand and rockpools. It lies at the south-western end of the Gower and is reached along a steep sided limestone valley from the coastal path. Not listed on most Gower guides, it is usually empty. The closest parking is in the village of Pitton at a private car park (signposted as parking for Mewslade). Alternatively, some (free) parking is available on the common at Pilton Green (Grid Ref: SS44678718). from where a footpath leads across several fields to the coast path. Head west from here to Ramsgrove, the total distance being about 1¾ miles.

Approximately half a mile to the east of Ramsgrove is another rocky beach next between Horse Cliff and the promontory of The Knave (Grid Ref: SS43278630). The limestone rocks here tend to be jagged and there is hardly any sand, but it is popular with surfers because of its reef break, which works best around low tide with a small swell. Reaching the shore involves a steep descent down a gully from the coastal path. Also of interest here are two caves : Ogof Wyntog (Windy Cave) and Ogof Ffynon Wyntog. The latter usually begins with a sump, but this often dries out in summer allowing access to a cave about 600 yards long. Nearby Ogof Wyntog is approximately 100 yards long and has two entrances. The upper entrance is low and proceeding feels like going down a rabbit-hole, but after a few yards it opens out into a larger chamber with two passages. The one to the right leads via a short sandy crawl to another chamber which apparently has an inscription on the wall (but I couldn't find it). From here, a passage to the left leads down to the larger of the two sea caves below, whilst a low passage to the right continues on for about 30 yards.

A short distance up the cliffs on the eastern side is a small rock arch, just big enough to sit under, with views out to sea. Continuing eastwards, but descending again some smaller caves are reached, one of which is known as Deborah's Hole.

Looking up the BeachLooking up the Beach
Reef break and CaveReef break and Cave
Inside Ogof WyntogInside Ogof Wyntog
Knave Beach at low tideKnave Beach at low tide
Looking up the Beach
Looking up the Beach
Reef break and Cave
Reef break and Cave
Inside Ogof Wyntog
Inside Ogof Wyntog
Knave Beach at low tide
Knave Beach at low tide
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