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Walking outdoors can bring many benefits to the body and mind so during lockdown people were still encouraged to get an hour’s exercise each day. When the lockdown measures eased, people were given more freedom to get out and about but limiting contact with others remained important. Life has completed many walks across the beautiful countryside of North Somerset and all walks from 2012 onwards are available to download from www.n-somerset.gov.uk/walks
. we’ve left North Somerset.A steep and strenuous walk up Brent Knoll pays off with spectacular viewsof Somerset countryside and the Bristol Channel.
Restored footbridges and pedestrian gates have opened up the moor between Congresbury and Puxton to walkers for the first time in years.
Take a tour through salt-marshes and open grasslands justsouth of Uphill to see some award-wining nature reserves.
Take a peaceful stroll round the edges of Worle Hill, through the beautiful grounds of Worlebury GolfCourse to see stunning views of Clevedon, Sand Bay and across North Somerset.
Street art is enjoying its moment in the spotlight with the Banksy effect still being felt in Weston-super-Mare – and local talent is blossoming.
This walk has been designed by the Churchill Tree Warden Team to introduce walkers to the diversity of trees within the parish boundary.It includes ancient woodland, an arboretum, fine specimen and field trees, rich hedgerows, and new urban planting.
Walking groups are helping people across North Somerset stretch their legs,make new friends and feel healthier.Organised walks usually last about an hour but a new group has launched inClevedon to offer residents a slightly more vigorous, 90-minute route.Life joined them to take in the sights around the town…
Rolling green fields, reedbeds, rhynes and orchards make the flat and accessible Strawberry Line anideal route for families, dog walkers, cyclists and pedestrians.
A former waste ground for dumping power station ash is now a tranquil nature reserve and thriving habitatfor a wide variety of plants and animals.
Poets’ Walk is a little over a mile in length but the area includes a wealth of features, including limestone grassland, woodland, a rich diversity of wildlife, an Iron Age fort, Second World War shelter, and stunning views across the Bristol Channel. The site is managed by North Somerset Council with help from the Friends of Poets’ Walk volunteer group and, thanks to their hard work, some old footpaths have recently been opened up. Poets’ Walk is a tranquil route around Church Hill and Wain’s Hill.