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163am Severn Beach to Wales

Today I cross over the River Severn and walk into Wales. It will be an important milestone in my coastal trek. Continue reading

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162pm Avonmouth to Severn Beach

I walk through the industrial landscape of Avonmouth, disappear down a secret tunnel in the undergrowth, and emerge on Severn Beach in glowing sunlight. Continue reading

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162am Bristol to Avonmouth

I walk down the River Avon, along the Severn Way. I pass a mysterious station, dodge roaring traffic, walk past decaying wharves, and come across some wonderful graffiti. Continue reading

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161c Clifton Suspension Bridge

I begin walking through the Avon Gorge and feel as if I’m walking in a tunnel. As yet I’ve had no view of the Clifton Bridge. Continue reading

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161b Portishead to Pill, River Avon

The problem with walking along cycle paths is that they are usually very boring from a walking point of view. Continue reading

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161a Portishead

What a surprise to find Portisbury Marina looking so attractive. I knew the old power station had been demolished, but was expecting an industrial complex or a decaying wasteland. Continue reading

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160 Clevedon to Portishead

This isn’t exactly a wild coastal footpath – and I don’t know whether to be relieved at the prospect of an easy walk or disappointed by the tameness of the route. Continue reading

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159pm Kewstoke to Clevedon

There are swans on the river, birds in the sky, and – if I block out the drone of traffic on the nearby M5 – I could be in the middle of nowhere. But in the next field, everything goes horribly wrong.
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159am Kewstoke to Clevedon

Why is it so difficult to walk to Clevedon? Motorways and rivers must be crossed. Footpaths let me down. I’m forced to abandon Plan A and Plan B.
Will Plan C succeed? Continue reading

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158 Kewstoke, Sand Point and Middle Hope

I discover the unexpectedly beautiful Sand Point, on a peninsula called Middle Hope, a place of strange rocks and ancient remains. Continue reading

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