Anyone fancy a stroll to Clevedon?

Clevedon Travel Blog

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Cain and Charley - this is the start of the coastal path
At the moment I am staying in the small and from my point-of-view, boring town of Portishead. I'm just saying, if you don't have a stroller with 3 children stuffed in it or a) bold b)use any form of walking aid c)have grey hair or d)ALL then this place can seem a little lifeless.

So, when my brother says "Anyone fancy a stroll to Clevedon" - it could just be the most exciting this to happen here in months! Cain's friend Charley arrived and she brought with her some sandwiches (thoughtful!!) and I brought some fruit, chips and a litre of water. We headed off across the cricket ground and over the edge of the Severn Estuary and jump down on the cobbles.. and mud! The tide here is very dangerous, it can rise up to 16.5 Meters - so it's always a good idea to keep an eye on your next exit point from the beach.

Strangely for July, it was sunny and as the day wore on it got unbelievable hot! The views on the path of the Estuary and Wales beyond are spectacular. It's hard to believe that in a decade or so, this stretch of water could be transformed by a 15 mile wide barrage that will restrict the tide, destroy masses of habitat and turn the water clear as the sediment settles out. This is what progress is about when the public have little input and there's billions of pounds up for grabs!

It took about 2 1/2 hours to arrive in Clevedon - a victoria seaside town with a pier that has yet to burn down and a supply of ice cream, beer and bar snacks right by the beach!



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Cain and Charley - this is the sta…
Cain and Charley - this is the st…
This is why the UK are the world b…
This is why the UK are the world …
Water going fast!
Water going fast!
The brown water is perfectly clean…
The brown water is perfectly clea…
Wales is in the distance
Wales is in the distance
Severn is also one the UKs major …
Severn is also one the UK's major…
Portishead light house marks the s…
Portishead light house marks the …
This means piss-off not number 1 p…
This means piss-off not number 1 …
Coastal path can get quite narrow …
Coastal path can get quite narrow…
Clevedon pier in the haze
Clevedon pier in the haze
Ok Im really hot now..
Ok I'm really hot now..
No actually, NOW im REALLY hot!!!
No actually, NOW i'm REALLY hot!!!
Beach front at Clevedon
Beach front at Clevedon
OH THANK THE LORD FOR BEER AND FRI…
OH THANK THE LORD FOR BEER AND FR…
This car is a bit of classic - no …
This car is a bit of classic - no…
Clevedon pier in its glory!
Clevedon pier in its glory!
Driving home - I needed to cool do…
Driving home - I needed to cool d…
Clevedon
photo by: mattango