North Somerset Walks


Potter around Summer Walk Portbury Wharf...

Potter around Summer Walk Portbury Wharf...


How to get there Start at map ref: ST 486 761 Car: Park in a layby in Sheepway, just after the railway bridge. This holds about 7 cars. If full, there is another layby in Wharf Lane, just past Springfield Cottage. Bus: Services X2/X3 Portishead-Bristol stop next to the layby in Sheepway

A former waste ground for dumping power station ash is now a tranquil nature reserve and thriving habitat
for a wide variety of plants and animals.

Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve lies between the eastern edge of Portishead and Portbury Dock and acts as a buffer between the town and Severn Estuary. For 50 years the site was a dumping ground for waste from Portishead’s now demolished power stations. The Village Quarter housing development now stands there with luxury apartments overlooking the water, and the nature reserve is a popular recreation spot. Many paths have been created to access the area, which includes two large pools, several ponds, rhynes, grazing marsh, hay meadows and hedgerows. Accessible, level paths go around the reserve and are suitable for bikes, wheelchairs and buggies. However, this Life walk follows the seasonal footpath which runs alongside grassy meadows. Enter the nature reserve from the Sheepway layby and follow the orange waymarker onto the paved path.

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Potter around Summer Walk Portbury Wharf...
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