Clevedon Walks : Magic and Mystery
By BohaGlass | Saturday, September 07, 2013, 09:35
Clevedon is a place full
of great walks. Whether you fancy a coastal ramble from Clevedon to Portishead
or a climb over the hill to Poet's walk, or a stroll along the promenade
Clevedon has it all.
Clevedon has managed to retain
an lot of it's charm, but, like many towns in North Somerset, could do with
extra cash injection.
If Clevedon had money to spend
on enhancing its walking infrastructure I would clear the paths back between
Layde Bay and Clevedon Pier as they are always overgrown in the summer
months. I would also make the path between Clevedon Pier and Layde Bay more
clearly defined. What would be really amazing would be to have a path around
the rocks but that would be hugely expensive.
are for improvement is beyond Poet's Walk, the meandering inlet with its little
fishing boats is truly quant and a walk around there is very pleasurable, if a
little windswept at times! It would be great to have some feature at the end
and then perhaps a different walk back past the thatched roof cottages and up
through the old churchyard.
favourite of mine is through Court Wood to the big old quarry. There is so much
potential to turn it into something amazing, but sadly it is left to motorcross
bikes and flytippers. The little quarry the other side is also a pretty little
place. I remember many years ago going to a party there and every crevice was
filled with tea lights and the whole place was ablaze with light. The buys had
built a lean-to out of fallen tress and everyone brought their musical
instruments to play. When we left the next morning all that was left behind was
a few footprints – no glass bottles, no beer cans, not even a cigarette butt.
Rock Wood to
Walton Castle is another of Clevedon's great walking pleasures, the view when
you get to the top is majestic and there is a bench there to admire it and take
the weight off your feet.
woods from Clevedon to Portishead is a walk only for the fittest. We leave a
car at the other end and just walk it one way. You can follow the coastal path
or cut through the golf course and then over the old settlement atop Dully's
Woods then cut down through to Charlcombe Wood or keep going to Weston Big
plenty more walks I could mention as Clevedon and surrounding area will help
keep you fit for many years to come.