Clevedon Coast, Woodlands, Town and History

Clevedon is a characterful Victorian seaside town overlooking the Severn Estuary and this walk begins by its pier, which was described by Sir John Betjeman as "the most beautiful pier in England".

You'll begin by joining the coastal path, passing sheltered bays and rockpools and snaking below the canopy of trees sculpted by onshore winds. The path then ascends steeply to meadows, Clevedon Golf Course and shady woodlands. Expect wildflowers, fields and fine country houses before a small wooden gate leads you into the churchyard of St Paul’s, Walton in Gordano. Described as “a small church with a big heart” the church evokes times gone by and is a real treat to explore.

Your route continues along a quiet country lane before a short sharp ascent through the slopes of Norton’s Wood. Here you pick up the Gordano Round trail and follow this as it winds through Clevedon skirting Strawberry Hill and Dial Hill before finishing back at Clevedon Pier.

Please bring your own snacks plus water. Café refreshments not included. There are public toilets at the start and the end of the walk. 

How it works:

Buy your ticket in advance: Buy your ticket here in advance – you can buy for friends and family too. We’ll email your tickets plus send you more information closer to the day including what to bring and travel arrangements.

Make your own way to the walk meet point: Many of our walks have good public transport links, but if you’re needing a lift email us at and we will pass the message on to other walkers booked onto your walk. If you’re wondering about the health and safety issues surrounding car sharing there’s some helpful information on the Liftshare travel happy website: 

Meet your guide: Your walk guide will be at the meet point to welcome and register you. We have an amazing team of experienced, insured guides who have designed some fabulous walking routes and who will be able to share interesting information with you along the way. They will also have details of any health/medical notes you told us about when you registered.

Nordic walking? This walk is open to both Nordic and regular walkers, so bring your poles and enjoy the day. There won’t be a pre-walk Nordic warm-up so if you’d like to do your own we’d recommend you arrive a bit early. 

Looking after your health and safety: Your health and safety is important to us and we have the following provisions in place on this walk: A requirement for everyone to complete and bring a Covid-19 declaration and waiver in order to participate. A limit on walker numbers to 16 people. A walk assistant to help should anyone in the group need to drop out for any reason. 

Don’t forget to book onto our evening socials for afterwards! 
We’ve two great Evening socials organised so you can meet up with others, continue to enjoy the Festival and experience Bristol’s vibrant culture. Underfall Yard is a working boat yard with a stunning view across the harbour. Toto’s is a trendy wine bar on the harbour front with a great private terrace. There’ll be food, music and plenty of outdoor space for you to enjoy.

Distance: 6 miles

Difficulty: Moderate
Time: 10:15am – 2:15pm
Meet: Clevedon Pier
Cost: £18

Clevedon Coast, Woodlands, Town and History
Clevedon Pier
BS21 7QU