Lime Kiln, Tor Bay, Gower

Lime kiln above Tor Bay (AW295)

©Paul Edwards 2011

Taken in the morning in March 2011 at NGR SS5293888010, on the the path from Penmaen down to Tor Bay. The path to the right leads to Nicholaston Woods and Oxwich Bay. This is one of many lime kilns that were used for many centuries in Gower to convert limestone into lime, much of which was transported by boat to the West Country. The lime was spread on fields to improve soil fertility, it was used as a mortar in the construction of buildings and it was also used as a whitewash on the walls of buildings. Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm lens at 28mm, Manfrotto tripod. Exposure F8 at 1/30 sec. Original image in Raw format.