Portishead - Clevedon - Portishead

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A coastal walk between two Victorian resorts at the upper end of the Bristol Channel, close to Bristol. The walk starts from the edge of Portishead, and immediately picks up the coastal path, but it could easily be extended to include the centre of the town. The coastal path mostly heads along the top of low lying cliffs, overlooking rocky bays, where there are superb views from the Severn Bridges, across the Bistol Channel to Wales and down the channel to Weston-Super-Mare and beyond. Flat Holm and Steep Holm, two islands in the middle of the Channel can also be clearly seen. Some of the beaches you will pass are accessible from a path leading off the main coastal path, but it is not safe to go into the water along this stretch of coastline. The tide rises in this area 47 feet from low tide to high tide, which is the second largest tidal range in the world, causing very strong currents.

The walk hugs the coastline right into the centre of Clevedon, as far as Clevedon Pier. Clevedon has retained its Victorian elegance from its heyday as a popular seaside resort. The pier is recognised as one of the finest Victorian piers in the country. It was constructed from surplus material from Brunel's South Wales railway. The walk follows an inland route on its return to Portishead, mostly through woodland, after it has left Cleveland.

England - South West England - Somerset - Countryside

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Cafe, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Pub, Public Transport, Sea, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland

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