Date: 
Wednesday 19th Juy 2017 10am - 12noon
Meeting Point: 
Battery Point (by the Portishead open air pool) Esplanade Road BS20 7HD

This is a wonderfully interesting and varied walk starting in Portishead by Battery Point and circling round the Portbury Wharf nature reserve

It heads into the pretty East Wood (9 hectares of woodland) and wiggles round the tip of the marina across its large lock before going into the salt marsh nature reserve. This site is steeped in history and wildlife. A battery of guns once stood at Battery Point and in the Second World War guns were mounted on aprons which still exist today. A beacon was built between the wars by Avonmouth Docks to beacon the adjacent deep water shipping channel. Eastwood became woodland after the last ice age about 10,000 years ago.  The walk partly follows the Portishead Art Project which is also fascinating.  We would highly recommend it!

In terms of fitness, this walk is a good one to try if you are used to walking on The Downs.  There is the initial (mostly gentle) rise from Battery Point into Eastwood and then a section of relative flat before descending via some steps down towards the Marina.  The rest of the loop is flat - before heading back into the woods again of course!

For more information about the nature reserve, click here.

Walk leader: Victoria Cassely - 07758 075358

No dogs please

Members £15, non-members £20

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