Half Day + Walk

DISTANCE/DURATION: 5.0 miles (8.0km) 2 hours.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Bloomfield Dial a Ride (seasonal 08007831584).
CHARACTER: Foreshore, fields and livestock, minor roads (1.5 km).
LOOK OUT FOR: Burnett’s Hill Chapel, coal mining heritage, disused pits/lagoons, Landshipping Quay, estuary views.
CAUTION: Route between Brickyard and Sam’s Wood subject to high tides – check tide tables.

Visit a lovely hamlet and learn about old mines and flooded lagoons…

Landshipping is a lovely little hamlet on the banks of the eastern Cleddau. Its abandoned quay a mile to the south where the Daugleddau diverge was once a busy ferry terminal and coal port.

The Garden Pit was the site of a terrible mining disaster in 1844 when the sea broke into the mine workings. 42 people were killed – many of them women and children.

The area is peppered with mine workings and flooded lagoons.

Burnetts Hill Chapel at Martletwy was restored with the aid of a Heritage Lottery Fund Grant to the National Park Authority in 2001.

The cottage chapel was previously unaltered for 200 years. There are great views of the waterway.

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Grid ref: SN012118


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