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
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.
Walton Common is both a Scheduled Ancient
Monument and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
||View a location map of the
reserve on the National
Cycle Network website.
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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.