Poet's Walk, Clevedon
How to get there: From the M5, take Junction 20, heading west along the B3133, then the B3130.
Grid Reference: ST 402 716
Nearest Postcode: BS21 7QU
Parking: Parking is located close to Clevedon Pier, along the road. Additional car parks can be found close to Clevedon Salthouse Park.
Facilities: Public toilets, shops, pubs, restaurants.
Map with thanks to Ordnance Survey.
1 Parking is located all along the road next to Clevedon Pier. From the car park, head south, keeping the coast to your right. You will pass a bandstand on your left, along with a range of benches.
2 Pass by Marine Lake which will be on your right and follow this round to point 3.
3 Once you have passed the Lake, you will reach a small historical landmark, the Lookout which starts Poet’s Walk. The Lookout was erected around 1835 and is said to have been used by sugar importers, who would in the mid-19th-century view sugar boats heading up the Bristol Channel. Continue on down the path, straight ahead, and passing the picturesque St. Andrew’s Church to your left.
4 Follow the cliff edge path round Wain’s Hill to your left. Wain’s Hill was an Iron Age hillfort (c.300 B.C.). Continue onward as the path goes downhill to the road below.
5 Turn left onto Old Church Road, which heads up to the entrance of St. Andrew’s Church. There is a path to the right of the gated entrance to the church grounds, take this as it heads uphill, and take a right at the end of the path to re-join the original route, which you can trace back to the car park.