Thursday, 19 March 2015

113.Portbury - Portishead circular (11.1 miles)


Parking @ Portbury BS20 7TN, UK

Sunshine promised so headed coastal ! only a heavy mist all day put pay to the far reaching views across Bristol channel and in to the valleys !. 
The walk starts in Portbury and while putting boots on heard a rustle in bushes about 5ft from me a Badger scarpered across behind van ! A Good start and within 30ft of M5 who of thought it .So after leaving Parking Past Pub The Priory we enter Priory Woods on entrance this unusual Road ,track or Ford ? 

Prior's Wood was once part of the Tyntesfield Estate who made their fortunes from cloth, guano, wine and fruit imports.

Prior's Wood now owned by Avon Wildlife Trust

our first view of the sea mmm..

Shrooms in dung

Coming down through Weston Big Wood Natural Reserve

Obviously Portishead in Spring

Our second view of sea ,not really getting better is it ?!

 Nice place for a sandwich and rest Hang Rock

Portishead Sentinel

Did you Know that  this is closest Point of land that Large ships can pass in uk ? no, not on the grass !

 Escaping from my photography skills !

 The ever growing Portishead Marina

Prices start from £165.000   and rise to £300.000 not bad see view for sure

Teasle in the sunlight By Nature reserve

The Portishead Railway Group has long campaigned for the Portishead to Bristol railway line to be re-opened.
Re-opening is now going ahead as a key part of the MetroWest project which will link and upgrade the railway system in the Bristol area.
The line is planned to open by May 2019 PRG

Just the Bridge over Main Road And M5 to Cross and done 
This picture still shows the heavy mist despite us almost in t-shirts !
A good walk with highlights Badger,Coastline .

Thats all for this week,
 check again next wednesday
 Cheers for now!

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