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.
Tuesday 13 August - Sandford (3.5 miles) - Leader Liz
Wednesday 28 August - Gordano Valley Nature Reserve (approx. 3 miles) - Leaders Carol and James
Tuesday 3 September - Footpaths Group quarterly meeting
Monday 16 September - Southern Fields Footpath Survey (approx. 4 miles) - Leader Paul
Late Sept./Early Oct. tba - Clifton - Leader Malcolm
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.
Sharpness Canal - 30 May
A little further away for this walk, but well worth it. Packed with history and interest.
We started at Sharpness Docks and made our way to the Sharpness & Gloucester Canal, passing where the old railway lines brought in goods to be transported on. Then making our way to the marina, which joins the River Servern and the Canal.
We then walked along the Canal, towards Gloucester, passing the site of The Old Severn Railway Bridge. Then on past The Purton Ships Graveyard and from there to Hinton where we then started walking footpaths across fields to our pub lunch at The Lammastide Inn at Brookend.
After an excellent meal we made our way back to the cars at Sharpness Docks. It worked out at just under a very enjoyable 7 miles.
Report by Philip Humphries
Photos by Ken Ellis and Ross Janes
A 3 - 4 mile circular walk.
Leave The Barn Car Park at 10:00am.
Leaders Jeff and Ruth.
Phone 07857 717808
This is one of our regular Footpath Surveys, intended to inspect the state of the public footpaths in our town and immediate surrounding area.