GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Nailsea Walks

8 miles (12.5 km)

This North Somerset town has a lovely local sculpture trail, an Iron Age Hillfort and a nearby National Trust property to explore on foot.
This walk from the town visits some of the local walking highlights including the Ty Sculpture Trail, Cadbury Camp and the National Trust's Clevedon Court.
The walk starts from the splendid Ty Sculpture Trail on the northern outskirts of the town. Here you'll find a delightful woodland area with a number of interesting sculptures, ponds, the Land Yeo river and a cafe.
After exploring the site you can follow country lanes north west to meet up with the Gordano Round and follow it towards Cadbury Camp. The site dates back to Neolithic times and is run by the National Trust. The views are extensive with the Mendips, the Quantocks, Exmoor and Flat and Steep Holm in the Severn Estuary to see from the summit.
The route then continues west along the waymarked footpath to visit Clevedon Court. There's an 18th century garden, woodland trails and acres of parkland surrounding this fine 14th century manor house.
After exploring the grounds you return to Nailsea on the same paths.

Nailsea Postcode

BS21 6SG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Nailsea OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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Nailsea Pubs/Cafes

The Old Farmhouse is a good choice for some post walk refreshment. The rustic old pub dates from the 17th century and is set in a stunning Grade II listed former farmhouse. Inside is full of character with oak beams, a stripped timber floor and a wood burning stove. There's also some outdoor seating if the weather is fine. You can find them on Trendlewood Way at a postcode of BS48 2PF for your sat navs.

Nailsea Dog Walking

The woodland and country trails make for a fine dog walk. The Old Farmhouse mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking around Nailsea head to Tyntesfield House. The grounds include woodland, a tree lined drive, a rose garden, a walled kitchen garden, summer houses, and an the aviary. The house is near the Bristol Circular River Walk which explores the area around the nearby city.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Somerset Walks page.

Photos

'The Glass Blower' Nailsea - geograph.org.uk - 1143102

'The Glass Blower' Nailsea. A sculpture by Vanessa Marston commemorating the Nailsea Glassworks. The factory making bottle glass and some window glass opened in 1788 and closed in 1873. The industrial history of the town is steeped in glass manufacture.

Nailsea, by Jacklands Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 291304

Nailsea: by Jacklands Bridge. Here the Land Yeo, which has run in an embanked man-made channel on the south side of its valley most of the way from Wraxall Mill crosses over to run in a further man-made course on the north side of the valley or moorland. At Tickenham it powered a watermill which is probably of medieval origin; the watercourse may therefore be medieval too. The road connects Nailsea to Clevedon and the M5 Motorway, going south. Looking north west

Tickenham, the Land Yeo - geograph.org.uk - 291305

Tickenham: the Land Yeo. The embanked man-made course of the river can clearly be seen here. It does not run in the valley floor. Before Tickenham church – seen on the skyline – the river dog-legs to the right and then to the left, keeping to its contour to reach Tickenham Mill, at one time belonging to the canons of St Augustine's Abbey, Bristol, and thus probably a medieval site

Tickenham Court - geograph.org.uk - 701698

Tickenham Court looking NW, this building, now a farm has a great hall dating from the 14th century.

Climb up to Cadbury Camp - geograph.org.uk - 110503

Climb up to Cadbury Camp. Just inside the National Trust maintained land parallel to the Cadbury Camp Lane West (the other side of the fence) looking to the East. Cadbury Camp is beyond the horizon.

Approaching Cadbury Camp ramparts - geograph.org.uk - 697218

Approaching Cadbury Camp ramparts. Cadbury Camp is an Iron Age Hill fort near the village of Tickenham in Somerset.

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.

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