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Walking Route:Health Walk - Black Rock Walk

Route Overview

A 3 mile walk from Black Rock picnic area, using a section of the Wales Coast Path.

Blackrock picnic area. Black Rock is a picturesque picnic site on the banks of the River Severn between the two Severn Bridges.

Route Information

Time/Effort 1 out of 5
Navigation 1 out of 5
Technicality 1 out of 5
Toilets No public toilets.
Refreshments None

Route Details

Sudbrook Camp is a late iron age cliff top camp or fort, one of several along the South Wales coast. It was probably build by the Silures, who occupied this area when the Romans arrived.
The ruined Sudbrook Chapel dates from the 12th Century. The last person to be buried in the churchyard was a sea captain in 1757. Although already in a state of disrepair, the chapel ruins were protected from erosion by the dumping of rubble from the construction of the Severn Tunnel.
The Great Western Railway Company built the Severn Tunnel in 1873-86. This reduced the journey time from Cardiff to London by one hour at the enormous cost (at the time) of £2 million. The first train to make the journey was fuelled by Welsh coal from the company‚Äôs mines at Blaenavon.

Route Essentials

Walk Route: Black Rock Picnic Site - Wales Coast Path - Sudbrook - Portskewett - Black Rock

Duration: 1.5 hours

Miles: 3

Black Rock Picnic Site (photo - Chris Brown)

Black Rock Picnic Site (photo - Chris Brown)

Black Rock Walk
Welsh Dragon