This 4½ mile loop is a mixture of on-road and off-road paths, hilly in places, taking in the iconic filming locations and buildings around the seaside town of Clevedon.
This route can be broken into two shorter loops if the full 4½ miles is too far in one go. Depending on the age, ability and confidence of the cyclists in your group, there are various shortcuts and alternative routes available.
Starting point: Salthouse Fields car park, Old Church Road, BS21 7TU.
Clevedon doubles as the fictional town of Broadchurch, the namesake for ITV1’s award-winning crime drama starring David Tennant and Olivia Coleman. After the success of the first series, which was filmed at various locations around Clevedon in 2012, two further series was commissioned.
Look out for these Broadchurch filming locations along the route:
- St Andrew’s Church in Old Church Road became Broadchurch Parish Church.
- The hill behind the church is known as Wain’s Hill and was often seen in the programme.
- Marshalls Field was a prime location in the television series.
- The Latimer family home was in Lavington Close.
- Curzon cinema, 46 Old Church Road. The Curzon isn’t just an old cinema – it’s the oldest continually-running purpose-built cinema in the world! The friendly, unique local cinema is over 100 years old and has at least one showing a day, often more. Highlights of the varied programme include CineMA and Baby screenings for parents/carers and babies, plus the Curzon Kids Club on the third Saturday of the month, aimed at 3 – 16-year-olds.
- Clevedon’s thriving Hill Road became Broadchurch High Street. Notable buildings include Seeley’s Newsagents which became The Broadchurch Echo Newspaper Office and Lloyds Bank which was used for the exterior of the Traders Hotel.
- Alexandra News in Alexandra Road, which was used for the interior shots of the newsagents.
- Clevedon Pier, Marine Parade. As well as being featured in the promotional material for Keira Knightley’s 2010 film “Never Let Me Go”, Clevedon’s iconic Victorian pier has more recently provided the backdrop for One Direction’s You & I music video, filmed on the Grade One-listed structure in March 2014.