North Somerset Walks


Exploring the tidal trail around Uphill


Take a tour through salt-marshes and open grasslands just
south of Uphill to see some award-wining nature reserves.

Exploring the tidal trail around Uphill
The walk starts in Uphill boat yard, a tranquil spot alongside Uphill quarry. Wharf Side Tea Room is now open if you need some refreshments before you head off. Continue past the preserved lime kiln, which was built between 1780 and 1850 to provide lime, through the kissing gate into Uphill Nature Reserve.

The reserve has recently been awarded another Green Flag. Uphill Quarry was used from the 1800s to 1940s and in 1826 three caves were discovered that had been used by Neanderthal people during the Ice Age. Tools and bones were discovered, including those from a woolly mammoth and cave lion. Follow the path through the reserve, past the 19th century explosives store, which was used for blasting the quarry stone.

Dogs need to be kept under close control as cattle graze in the fields. Go through the wooden gate and follow the path up the hill. Look behind you for wide-ranging views of Brean Down, Uphill, and across the Severn estuary.

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Exploring the tidal trail around Uphill
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