Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68South Somerset 49 Let’s start our tour at Portishead, once a small fishing port and now a modern marina with waterfront apartments. Moving south, Clevedon became a resort during the golden age of rail and has a pier described as the most beautiful in England. Weston super Mare’s Grand Pier is an indoor theme park with its own trains and the town also offers traditional donkey rides, sandcastles and aquarium. The smallest pier in the UK is claimed by Burnham on Sea. Its beaches are part of a six mile stretch of sand beginning at Brean where we pick up the coast path. Berrow boasts ecologically important dunes. Not surprisingly there are numerous holiday camps and caravans here. The coast path heads on down the River Parrett into Bridgwater and back out towards the sea via the newly created Steart Marshes. The character changes from flat and sandy to steep and rocky, capped by the spell-bindingly beautiful wooded cliffs of Exmoor. Along the way we have skipped through Kilve with its fossils, Dunster with its castle and the pleasure gardens of Minehead, hopefully catching sight of a steam train, an oyster catcher or a lighthouse.