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How to get to Paviland Cave by BERNARD MORRIS 1 aviland CAVE, situated in the precipitous limestone cliffs between Porteynon and Rhosili, is the most famous of all Welsh caves. Comparatively few people have ever visited it, because the cave is not readily found by the uninitiated and also because the cave is only accesible at very low tides. A new footpath has been opened recently from Pilton Green, on the main South Gower road, to the cliffs near Paviland Cave. This path replaces the disputed path through Paviland farmyard, and follows the western boundary of the farm as shown on the sketch map above. The Gower Society has erected a sign-post bearing the words Public Footpath to Paviland Cliffs where the path commences at Pilton Green. The path is easily followed being well furnished with stiles and footbridges. The hedge which is on your right-hand side as you walk from Pilton Green to the cliffs was once the boundary between the ancient manors of Pilton (or Pitton), and Paviland. The latter manor having been a grange of Neath Abbey until that establishment was suppressed in 1539. Until quite recent times the manor of Paviland formed a part of the parish of Penmaen, although more than five miles distant from that parish church. Halfway along its length, the path begins to drop gradually downhill and soon emerges at the head of a steep-sided rocky slade with a glimpse of the Bristol Channel at its end. An ancient