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


Cafe, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Pub, Public Transport, Sea, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
9/25/2022 - Dennis Johnson

Excellent walk well described on the directions. Much care needs to be taken on the last bit along the lane back to Portishead. Although this is a minor road there is no pavement for 80% of it until hitting Nore Road and the traffic seems to be going at a pretty fast pace !

1/8/2022 - John Myerson

Bristol to Portishead bus now X5. Bristol to Congresbury X1 Bristol to Nailsea X7 or X9

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