Footpaths Group

The Footpaths Group endeavours to walk the designated footpaths of Clevedon every few years to ensure that they are in a good state. As well as this serious purpose, our lively and sociable group meet to walk once or twice a month in our beautiful surrounding countryside. The walks range from 3 to 5 miles and vary in difficulty. We meet at a planned point for each walk including the Strode Road Car Park (SRCP) from where we lift share to our starting point. Walks usually finish with a pub lunch.                                               

Walks are planned by members at quarterly meetings with any other matters that might arise. New members always receive a warm welcome and all members are informed of the nature of the walk and any hazards which may be encountered along the way. Walks are advertised here on the Civic Society’s website and also in the North Somerset Times, complete with the leader's telephone number.

We look forward to you walking with us.

Ross Janes

Chair, Footpaths Group

Registered Charity No: 263374  -  Founded in 1970

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Thursday 30 May * NEW DATE * - Walk TBA (5-6 miles) - Leaders Philip and Maureen

Tuesday 4 June - Footpaths Group quarterly meeting

Tuesday 18 June - Priddy (4.8 miles) - Leaders Jeff and Ruth

Tuesday 2 July - Wye Valley day walk (5.25 miles) - Leader Carol

Autumn TBA - Leigh Woods/Clifton (postponed from January) (approx. 3 miles) - Leaders Carol and James

More details on the walks will be published when available.

A 3 mile walk

Leave Strode Road Car Park at 9:30am

Leader Ross.  

Phone 876157.   

Pub lunch.

Sand Point

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A 3 - 4 mile circular walk.

Leave The Barn Car Park at 9:30am.

Leaders Jeff and Ruth.  

Phone 07857 717808

Pub lunch.

This is one of our regular Footpath Surveys, intended to inspect the state of the public footpaths in our town and immediate surrounding area.

Clevedon Footpath Survey

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A 2 - 3 mile circular walk.

Transport X6 bus from Cambridge Road 9.40am, Westerleigh Road 9.54am, Old Street 10.03am to the first Hotwells stop at Holy Trinity Church.

Leader Malcolm.  

Pub lunch @ The Cottage

Hotwells Heritage Trail

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Aust and Northwick - 3 April

Eight of us met at Strode Road Car Park and drove to Old Passage, for the start of our 6.25 mile walk. First we walked to have a look at the old ferry crossing, a little nostalgia moment for some. A ferry had been operating at this point since Roman times.

We moved on to look at the famous cliff by the Severn Bridge where plenty of fossils can be found, and on to the Old Severn Bridge where we could get a different view of the Severn plus the new bridge.

Moving on from there we walked into Aust and picked up a track crossing many fields to Northwick.

The Church At Northwick collapsed because of the soggy ground. The Tower still stands for the delight of gargoyle fanciers.

We left Northwick and crossing the busy main road making our way back to the River Severn. On reaching the banks of the Severn, sunshine left us, for a very heavy downpour of iced rain, where we got very  wet. Making our way back to our cars, then onto The Boars Head for a enjoyable lunch. A thoroughly enjoyable day had by all.

Report and Photos by Philip Humphries

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