Leave Newton by going back past the chapel, with the Newton Inn on your right, along the road that heads towards Murton. Follow the road – which is very narrow and twisting and requires careful driving – for another couple of miles to the village of Bishopston, another Dylan landmark. The road through the village is Bishopston Road. In 1937 Dylan’s father retired from teaching at the local Grammar School and he and his wife sold the Cwmdonkin family home and moved here, to ‘Marston’ – 133 Bishopston Road. Dylan and Caitlin visited them there and often stayed over the days and sometimes months. It was while staying here, in 1941, that Dylan wrote his longest poem ‘The Ballad of the Long Legged Bait’.

From here follow the road on until you reach the junction with the A4436, the main Swansea – Port Eynon road. Turn left, and carry on through Kittle, past Pennard Golf Club, through Southgate and on. The road ends at the car park on the clifftops at Pennard. You will by now have travelled some 14 miles. Here you will find a shop, café and public conveniences.

Pennard is the home of Dylan’s closest literary friend…….

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