Portskewett and the bridges
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Coastal Walk that is relatively flat and loops inland near Portskewett. There will be views of both Severn crossings. Starting off near Black Rock we walk along the coast towards the Severn road bridge. Then we head inland via Portskewett and Caldicot following the railway line in a few places. After heading over a bridge over the M4 near the toll booths we re-join the coast. The walk will also pass through Subrook where the Severn rail tunnel makes landfall. Depending on the weather there could be some muddy areas so if you have walking booths please bring them. Otherwise trainers are ok if you don't mind them getting dirty and wet feet. There is the possibly of a pub at the end and the walk can be shortened depending on the group and weather.
What to bring
Water: bring at least one litre
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: ideally waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking. Trainers can be used, but will get muddy and wet. There will be muddy sections.
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
Please refer to the ODL Kit List Guidelines for further information
Food & drink
Please bring water and a packed lunch with snacks.