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Huckers Bow salt marsh walk


Take a walk out to St Thomas Head on the Severn Estuary, crossing some fine salt marsh and limestone grassland. Tranquil, gentle and with beautiful views.

Spot birds feeding on the mud flats
Spot birds feeding on the mud flats Ian Clemmett


Route map for Huckers Bow walk
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Huckers Bow car park, grid ref: ST34664


Take the steps up to the bridge over the Rhyne drainage ditch. Cross the bridge going through the gate onto the sea wall.

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Drop down and right onto the salt marsh, and walk along, with the river estuary on your right. Look out for herons, little egrets, dunlin and green shank on the mud flats. In the distance is the Severn Estuary and Clevedon, while on the opposite bank, Wales is clearly visible on a nice day.

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Arrive at a small lagoon full of shoals of little fish. Walk around it, admiring the views and drinking in the peace and quiet. Look out for salt marsh plants such as sea aster, sea lavender and glasswort.

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Head up and right, climbing over a stile and head up a gentle grassy slope.


Turn left again through a kissing gate and follow the path across a meadow and through a gap in the hedge on the left. The dry grassland has a good display of field scabious and knapweed, with a large number of gatekeeper and meadow brown butterflies. The red and black burnet moth is common here.


Follow the path along the hedge on the edge of a wood with some large Turkey oak trees in it.


Go through a gate into the wood and follow the path up to the bridge and cross over it back to the car park.


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Huckers Bow car park, grid ref: ST34664

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Huckers Bow salt marsh walk


Mainly flat with a few steps up to the bridge, and a gentle slope up from the lagoon. There's only one stile to cross. Dogs welcome under close control.

Huckers Bow salt marsh walk

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Telephone: 01643 862452
Huckers Bow salt marsh walk

How to get here

Huckers Bow, Middle Hope, nr Worle, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
By road

Follow signs from Worle to Woodspring Priory. At end of road, before entering the faryard, turn right along a track running parallel with the Rhyne (drainage ditch) to Huckers Bow car park.

Huckers Bow salt marsh walk

Facilities and access

  • Car park