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.
Leave Strode Road Car Park at 9:30am, sturdy waterproof footwear recommended.
Leaders Jeff and Ruth.
Phone 07857 717808.
A 3 mile walk.
Leave Strode Road Car Park at 9:30am.
A 3 mile circular walk.
Leave Old Inn at 10:00am.
Ham Wall RSPB - 8 January
Carol and James led a group of 9 walkers to Ham Wall RSPB reserve, near Glastonbury, to see the Starling murmurations.
After a sunny and cool afternoon, the temperatures dropped sharply after the sun went down and warm clothing and woolly hats were the order of the day.
The reserve was popular, with many visitors armed with cameras and binoculars, and they were not disappointed as tens of thousands of Starlings swept in from all points of the compass and put on a spectacular show.
The group repaired back to the Crab Apple in Clevedon for a meal and drinks and discussion of the events of the day.
Report and Photos by Jeff Eastmond.
Lower Failand - 24 January
After last minute changes to scheduled walk eleven of us turned up for a replacement walk around Lower Failand. Turned out to be quite an adventure. We met several interesting people on our way. Paul Amos, at his organic farm, (Lower Failand Organic Farm who sell produce at Farmers Market in Clevedon) chatted for quite a while about his beautiful beasts. Then further on we learnt all about treasure hunting from some enthusiasts, apparently they find quite a lot of Roman coins in the area.
Just under 5 miles, although we did ‘deviate’ slightly from route show on map. It took us through some muddy fields, woods, paths and lanes. The views over Portishead and Avonmouth were excellent even though it was overcast. We rounded everything off with an excellent meal at The Failand Inn.