Walk Reports 2023


Wednesday 28 June 2023

Clevedon Skyline Walk

With the hot weather precluding a reccy of the published walk, this evening walk was substituted; ironically, the stroll was affected by intermittent drizzle.

The walk as it happened was a section of the published Clevedon Skyline Walk; six of us met at the bottom entrance to Alexandra Gardens, and started up Alexandra Road, along Albert Road and Victoria Road and up the path to the rear of the houses in Jesmond Road above the erstwhile Hangstones Quarry. Here we were able to see the heavier rains sweeping across the moors to the south of Clevedon, hoping that they did not come in our direction.

Descending to St John's Road to Highdale Avenue, we paused to admire the allotments at the rear of the Fire Station before going up past Highdale Farm to Highdale Road. We passed an Ash tree heavily-laden with Samara (winged seeds), but our search for signs of Blight was thwarted by the Ivy that encased the trunk of the tree.

Passing the old Clevedon Urban District Council offices, now private apartments, we climbed the path opposite St. Nicholas Chantry School to Old Park Road and up to the highest point in Clevedon, Dial Hill.

After a rest and admiring the views, we descended to the top of the Zig-Zag path, but turned right to go down the path along the back of houses to the junction with Marine Hill, and Wellington Terrace at the back of the Friary.

A descent of Marine Parade led us to the seafront, where some of us awarded ourselves a well-earned drink at the Moon and Sixpence at the end of our 2.8 mile walk.

Report and Photos by Jeff Eastmond

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