Sea cliff, limestone, grassland and heath, forming part
of the Gower Coast Rhossili to port Eynon.
2 km east of Rhossili, 3 km west of Port Eynon, Access
to the Deborah's hole nature reserve can be gained from the public footpath
leading south to the coastline from kimerleymoor, or via the Rhossili
to Port eynon coastal footpath.
Deborah's Hole is named after a small inaccessable
cave which during nineteenth century archeological excavations yielded
Stone age tools, which are to be seen in Swansea Museum.
The reservehas been partially surface quarried for limestone either as
building stone for walls or for burning to produce lime for agricultural
fields. The vegetation ranges from maritime limestone grassland with Common
Rock-rose, Squinancywort, and Wild Thyme on the thinner soils through
to limestone heath supporting Heather and Bell Heather together with Gorse
and Hawthorn scrub. The reserve has nesting Rock Pipit and Linnet, with
Fulmar and Raven nesting upon adjacent cliffs.
This reserve allows good views of the Knave, a small offshore stack with
attendant Cormorants and Shags, and on a clear day, the Island of Lundy
can be seen far out in the Bristol Channel
Chris Gill Jones 2002