21. Somerset and Avon

209. Clifton Suspension Bridge to Avonmouth

Monday 23rd May 2022 The X4 bus to Bristol stopped right outside the hotel so we (Tony and myself) caught it to the gatehouse of Ashton Court (GR558727), a short way from Clifton Suspension Bridge. Unsurprisingly Bridge Road took us to the suspension bridge (GR565730) past very large and attractive houses, some of which belong… Continue reading 209. Clifton Suspension Bridge to Avonmouth

21. Somerset and Avon

208. Portishead to Clifton Suspension Bridge

Sunday 22nd May 2022 Well this is it – the very last trip on the original circuit around England. Within four days I should be back at the start of Offa’s Dyke after an absence of 24 years. The drive down to Portishead is the shortest (in time) of all my many drives to the… Continue reading 208. Portishead to Clifton Suspension Bridge

21. Somerset and Avon

207. Clevedon to Portishead

Thursday 17th February 2022 Excitement at breakfast as Tony had been listening to the news and the dire weather warnings for Friday with a red warning area for wind all the way up the Bristol Channel. As a consequence we decided that we would travel home today rather than Friday as planned. The hotel refunded… Continue reading 207. Clevedon to Portishead

21. Somerset and Avon

206. Wick St Lawrence to Clevedon

Wednesday 16th February 2022 Walking a continuous long-distance route means that there have to be some days spent on walks that you would not normally contemplate as they are unattractive due to industrialisation or whatever.  For the last few years I have been spoilt in this respect as it is difficult to think of any… Continue reading 206. Wick St Lawrence to Clevedon

21. Somerset and Avon

205. Weston-Super-Mare to Wick St Lawrence

Tuesday 15th February 2022 Opened the curtains in the morning to a really grey, rainy day that looked really unpleasant but was entirely as predicted by the weather forecast. I had slept badly because of my hips. Non-sufferers perhaps don’t understand but the pain in the legs makes it impossible to find a position to… Continue reading 205. Weston-Super-Mare to Wick St Lawrence

20. The England Coast Path (West Somerset Way)

203. Huntspill to Berrow

Thursday 28th October After a good breakfast at The Old Vicarage we started our last day by walking to the bus station and catching the bus back to The Crossways Inn at Huntspill (GR310453). We followed the main road (unusually actually called Main Road) through Alstone to Brue Bridge (GR318471) over the River Brue. The… Continue reading 203. Huntspill to Berrow

20. The England Coast Path (West Somerset Way)

202. Bridgwater to Huntspill

Wednesday 27th October This morning we left The Georgian House in Watchet and drove to the Old Vicarage Hotel in Bridgwater where we were to stay for the next two nights. We left our cars there and set off on the re-planned day’s walk. Instead of subjecting ourselves to many miles of walking back along… Continue reading 202. Bridgwater to Huntspill