GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Clevedon Walks - Near and Around

6 miles (9 km)

This north Somerset based town has lots of opportunities for walkers with coast, country, woodland, hill climbs and a nearby historic house to explore on foot.
This circular walk from the town visits some of the local highlights including Dial Hill, the National Trust's Clevedon Court, the neighbouring village of Walton in Gordano and the Clevedon coast. The route makes use of the Gordano Round, a circular footpath running from Clevedon to Portishead.
The walk starts at High Cliff, just north of the pier on the sea front. From here you can pick up the waymarked Gordano Round and follow the waymarked footpath east up to Dial Hill where there's a nice viewpoint and a trig point. You continue east to Strawberry Hill and the Swiss Valley Cave before coming to Clevedon Court. There's miles of woodland and attractive parkland surrounding the historic 14th century manor house.
After exploring the grounds the route rejoins the Gordano Round and heads through the woods to Norton's Woods. Here you can pick up the Walton Drove and follow it to Walton in Gordano.
From the village it is a short walk down to the coast at Pigeon House Bay and Culver Cliff. You can then follow the coast path south to St Margaret's Bay and Ladye Sands before returning to the pier in Clevedon.

Clevedon OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Clevedon Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Clevedon

  • Gordano Round - This figure of eight walk takes you on a tour of the coast, countryside, woodland and villages around Portishead in Somerset.
  • Portishead Nature Reserve Walk - An easy circular walk around the Portsbury Wharf Nature Reserve in Portishead
  • Portishead to Clevedon - Follow the coastal path from Portishead to Clevedon on this point to point walk in Somerset
  • Sand Point - Enjoy fine views across the Bristol Channel to Wales on this coastal walk on the edge of the Mendip Hills in Somerset.
  • Weston-Super-Mare - This Somerset seaside resort has some fine coastal walking, a large area of local woodland, some fine hill climbs and a nature reserve with lots of coastal wildlife to see.
  • Weston Woods - These pretty woods in Weston-Super-Mare have a series of good footpaths to try
  • Sand Point - Enjoy fine views across the Bristol Channel to Wales on this coastal walk on the edge of the Mendip Hills in Somerset.
  • Poets Walk Clevedon - This short walk in Clevedon follows the Poet's Walk footpath along the cliff tops to the west of the town

Pubs/Cafes

The Moon & Sixpence is located in a great spot on the sea front, next to the Victorian pier. They have a balcony where you can enjoy fine sea views with your meal. You can find them at 15 The Beach with a postcode of BS21 7QU for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The woodland and coastal paths make for a fine dog walk. The Moon and Sixpence mentioned above is also dog friendly. Dogs are not allowed on the beach in the town though.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the north there's the lovely Portishead Nature Reserve Walk where there's lots of wildlife to look out for. To the south you can visit Weston-Super-Mare and explore the scenic Sand Point.
The circular Nailsea Walk starts from the nearby town and can be picked up around Clevedon Court. It visits the delightful Ty Sculpture Trail and the ancient Cadbury Camp. You can also visit the lovely Backwell Lake Nature Reserve at the southern edge of the town.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Somerset Walks page.

Photos

Clevedon pier - geograph.org.uk - 712668

Clevedon pier. The spring sunshine illuminates the recently refurbished pier, viewed from the cast iron balcony work around the pavilion.

Trig point on Dial Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1760263

Trig point on Dial Hill overlooking Clevedon and the Bristol Channel.

The grounds of Clevedon Court west of the house, Tickenham Road, Clevedon, Somerset - geograph.org.uk - 1033871

The grounds of Clevedon Court west of the house, Tickenham Road. This view is facing south towards Tickenham Road down a slope. The main house is to the left, out of shot.

Useful 'Folly' - geograph.org.uk - 403086

Useful 'Folly'. The octagonal summer house on the upper terrace at Clevedon Court. At first glance there appears to be a telephone pole spoiling the view. But it is in fact a fine specimen of Trachycarpus fortunei about seven metres tall which illustrates the mildness of the climate on the edge of the Bristol Channel.

The rear of Clevedon Court, Tickenham Road, Clevedon, Somerset - geograph.org.uk - 1033910

The rear of Clevedon Court. This view is from the terrace on the north side of the house at the western end of which is this summer-house. The house dates from the 14th century having been built by Sir John de Clevedon in the early years of that century. Any property that old might be expected to have been altered or extended in that time and changes were made in the 16th, 18th and 19th centuries. Listed Grade I.

Walton in Gordano - geograph.org.uk - 1762244

Walton in Gordano. The village of Walton in Gordano in the Gordano Valley viewed from Court Hill. The Llanwern steelworks can be seen in the distance on the other side of the Bristol Channel.

Margaret's Bay - geograph.org.uk - 712642

Margaret's Bay. The shoreline adjacent to the coastal path here makes a sudden transition from a steep inaccessible rocky shore to flat rocks, popular with fishermen, and giving fine views over the Margaret's Bay to the Severn bridge and Monmouthshire.

Clevedon Seafront - geograph.org.uk - 404084

Clevedon Seafront. Photographed from the pier

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