read Peter Gibbs’ lovely poem Poets’ Walk
To read about our weekly working parties, go to our monthly diary
Poets’ Walk, owned by North Somerset Council, is a Local Nature Reserve in Clevedon. Situated on the coast with magnificent views, it consists of Church Hill and Wain’s Hill, the latter being the site of an Iron Age hill fort – a Scheduled Monument under the protection of English Heritage.
Find out about our latest project on Poets’ Walk – to scrub clear and preserve the Victorian Gun Battery on Wain’s Hill.
Did you know that, besides the much loved coastal path, there are other, smaller paths to explore – old paths reopened by our volunteers?
Some of these old paths are included on a new mapped walk.
Shown below is our map guide of the footpaths and features of Poets’ Walk. Click on the images below to open, save and print your own copy.
The volunteer group Friends of Poets’ Walk was formed in September 2011 as a result of a North Somerset Council initiative. Their mission is to increase the variety and quality of the various natural habitats as well as to make this area a more enjoyable and informative Nature Reserve for the public. Work is carried out in accordance with the 2011-2016 Management Plan and includes scrub control, enhancement of woodland, removal of non-native species, path clearing and general tidying.
The group meets at 2pm on Thursday afternoons at 185 Old Church Road. Tools and insurance cover are provided by North Somerset Council. Everyone welcome.
For more information ring Angela on 01275 873974
Read all Pam’s verses of An Ode to Clevedon
I would just like to say a big thank you for all your hard work and effort in upkeeping one of the most special spaces for everyone to enjoy. My grandfather spent hours walking on Wain’s Hill. When he passed my family paid to install a bench just below the shelter. That was some years ago and in that time grandfather, grandmother and my mother’s ashes have all been spread in that special place. Whilst born in Clevedon and having spent most of my life living in a town that at that time I didn’t fully appreciate, I come back often and really enjoy walking Wain’s Hill and sitting in my grandfather’s seat. Thanks again, I really appreciate your fantastic work.
Many thanks Tony for your kind words. It’s wonderful for us to get such positive feedback. If you’re ever on Poets’ Walk on a Thursday afternoon you’ll find us at work; make yourself known to us!