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Walton Common
View of reserve
for water views and wildflowers

Walton Common has excellent views of the Gordano Valley and, above the quarry, across the Severn Estuary. It is an area renowned for wildflowers and butterflies.

What to look out for

Wildflowers on Walton Common include thyme, marjoram, rock-rose, St John's wort, autumn gentian and violets. Butterflies include common blue, brown argus, grizzled and dingy skipper, green and purple hairstreak, and dark green fritillary. Grasshoppers, glow-worms and many varieties of moth are also found on the Common.

The scrub and woodland edge provide food and nest-sites for blackcap and whitethroat. Buzzard, kestrel and sparrowhawk can be seen hunting across the Common.

Further information

Walton Common is both a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).


  Getting there by
Bike View a location map of the reserve on the National Cycle Network website.
Public transport Go to www.traveline.org.uk

Travel to the B3124 between Clevedon and Portishead. In the village of Walton-in-Gordano and turn onto Walton Street. Drive for just under 600m and after the last cottage on the left, park on the roadside verge beside the Clevedon golf course. Walk 25m back towards the village and cross over the road and follow the public footpath by the cottage to the reserve.


Further information
Reserves in this area
Look for...

Common dog violet

R. Holbrook

Wild thyme


Green hairstreak butterfly

White rockrose

reserve map
reserve map
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Location details
Grid ref
ST 424 734
Area 25 hectares
Nearest postcode to reserve BS21 7AP
(0.381 km from grid reference)