Footpaths Group





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.

We look forward to you walking with us.

Ross Janes

Chair, Footpaths Group

Registered Charity No: 263374  -  Founded in 1970

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A 4 mile walk in Leigh Woods or around Clifton, depending on weather/ground conditions.

Leave Strode Road Car Park at 9:30am.

Leaders James and Carol.  

Phone 340707.

Pub or café lunch.

Leigh Woods/Clifton

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A 4.5 mile circular walk.

Leave Strode Road Car Park at 9:30am.

Leaders Philip and Maureen.  

Phone 07834 160198.

Pub lunch.

Backwell

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A 3 mile circular walk.

Leave Strode Road Car Park at 9:30am, sturdy waterproof footwear recommended.

Leaders Jeff and Ruth.  

Phone 07857 717808.

Pub lunch.

Wraxall

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A 3 mile walk.

Leave Strode Road Car Park at 9:30am.

Leader Ross.  

Phone 876157

Pub lunch.

Crook Peak

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A 3 mile circular walk.

Leave Old Inn at 10:00am.

Leader Liz.  

Phone 872633.

Pub lunch.

East Clevedon

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Post-Christmas Stroll - 29 December

18 walkers and one dog met for the annual Post Christmas walk.  

Starting from the seafront we walked along Alexandra Road to the park, then through to Hill Road, on to and around Herbert Gardens, then back to Hill Road. Next on to Highdale Road and Strawberry Wood, Rippleside and Cambridge Road – where Geoff had kindly prepared some mulled wine for a welcome refreshment.  

After some chat & wine we resumed our walk along Edward & Channel Roads to Bay Road and then to The Coast Path. When we reached Marine Parade we all went our separate ways home.  

Although a dull day it was enlivened with the company.

  

Report Wendy Moore

Photos Ross Janes & Malcolm Case.

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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.

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