Map - The Gordano Valley


Walton-in-Gordano lies at the south western end of the Gordano Valley, a mile from the coastal resort of Clevedon.

The Gordano Valley runs from the River Avon at Easton-in-Gordano, in a south westerly direction to Clevedon, on the Bristol Channel coast: it is unusual in that it runs parallel with rather than down to, the sea.  Many people will have marvelled at the magnificent views they experience between junctions 19-20 of the M5 motorway, without realising that they are passing through the Gordano Valley, as the motorway carries them above a designated Site Of Special Scientific Interest and a National Nature Reserve.

Portishead is the only town in the valley, which also contains the village of Portbury, famous because of the adjacent Royal Portbury Docks.  Easton-in-Gordano is the largest and most northerly of the "Gordano" villages, with the much smaller communities of Clapton-in-Gordano, Weston-in-Gordano and Walton-in-Gordano basking in the truly rural idyll that is the floor of the valley.