Murton, Caswell, Langland, Newton and Bishop’s wood
NB This is a different walk to the one when we started at Murton in January 2023.
This is a 6 mile moderate walk with some ups and downs.
We start along the road before turning onto a bridleway towards “Down to Earth” (Life changing experiences and remarkable buildings - a social enterprise specialising in working with disadvantaged and vulnerable groups through sustainable construction and sustainable land use)
Then on another lovely path down to Caswell.
We then join the coast path towards Langland but leaving it quite soon, to ascend steeply and up through the golf course. Next the path veers down to Langland and Rotherslade seafront, where we can have lunch if dry and not too cold, before climbing up again to Newton.
If weather is cold and/or wet we will eat our lunch in a community cafe in St Peter's church, Newton.
We have permission to eat our packed lunches, and people can buy coffees (£2. 50), cold drinks and cake if they choose, it's not obligatory.
Take some cash as there is also an ongoing book sale there.
Afterwards we make our way past the secret garden to Bishop's wood, descending back to Caswell and past the remains of St Peter's Well and chapel and a “Teletubby” house.
The well may have been regarded in the past as a healing well. When the chapel and well were excavated in 1895, the well could be seen to have been vaulted over between 2 abutments and provided by reservoirs. Nowadays the water trickles out into a stone lined channel.
Between the chapel and the well are the remains of a simple one roomed structure, the cell for the priest or hermit who lived there.
Another new path back up to the road, brings us back to the start.
There are ups and downs on this walk.
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