These used a system of tramway and railway to transport the heavy products
to the beach at Wiseman's Bridge and through two tunnels to the harbour
at Saundersfoot. It is still possible to walk half a mile or so uphill
from Stepaside to see the remains of the Grove coal mine. The ruins of
the iron works have been preserved in recent years and can be walked around.
Wiseman's Bridge is a tiny seaside place with one pub and a couple of
caravan sites. It is linked by under-cliff tunnel to the beach at Coppet
Just to the north is the aptly named, Pleasant Valley, comprising large
houses and small hotels, cleverly concealed caravan sites, and an old
The wooded valley leads slightly uphill to Stepaside which houses a bird
and animal park, a craft centre and the largest evidence of past mining
||Walk along the sea wall at Wiseman's Bridge, and through the old railway
tunnels to Saundersfoot
|| The lovely Pleasant Valley hides an industrial past
||Part of the remains of the Stepaside iron works
||This possibly housed a beam engine at the iron works.
The steps to the right lead to a footpath from Stepaside to the old coal
mine (see below)
||The base of several large chimneys at the iron works
(see picture below for how this looks from the top)
||The path to the coal mine passes above the ironworks,
and large holes can be seen on the roof of this ruin showing where the
chimneys used to be
||The overgrown remains of Grove Colliery are beside
a footpath from Kilgetty
HOW TO GET THERE
The villages are signposted from the A477, near Kilgetty.
They can also be approached along the coast travelling eastwards from
Tenby and Saundersfoot, or westwards from Amroth.
About Wiseman's Bridge beach
Accommodation in Pleasant
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