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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Brean Down Way - Weston-super-Mare to Brean

Salt marsh

Brean Down Way - Weston-super-Mare to Brean

This route makes use of a cycle path known as the Brean Down Way that links Weston Super Mare to Brean Down. Opened in May 2017, this provided a cross country route that made use of a crossing of the River Axe at a sluice gate that previously had no public access. In addtion paths have been installed alongside the road sections making for a pleasant and easy walk accessible to all.

Leaving Weston one passes through Uphill with its iconic church that dates from 1080 sitting above the path atop a rocky cliff. Although paritally ruined it does have a roofed chapel that is still in use for Christian services. There is then a asphalt path that leads through to the sluice and a new path that leads around the perimeter of a caravan park and then along the road to Brean Beach. The Brean Down Way then heads north to Brean Down and this route heads south along the glorious wide sandy beaches to the southern sid of Brean


This is a walk summary intended to provide the user with just the essential information in order to navigate the walk route. Fully detailed information notes, refreshment stops and walk features are not included in this. A full write up will be included in the near future.

Weston Super Mare to Unity Farm, Brean Walk - Essential Information

Walk Statistics:

Start point
Weston Super Mare View in OS Map | View in Google Map
End Point
Unity Farm, Brean View in OS Map | View in Google Map
Total Walk distance
7 miles
Walk difficulty
Asphalt cycle way and beach walk
Predominantly along a cycle track although little cycles encountered


The following maps and services can assist in navigating this route. The links include published hard copy as well as online plots and downloadable GPX route data for importing into navigational software and apps.

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
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Online Ordnance Survey Route
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Online OpenStreetMap Route
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Online Google Route
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ViewRanger App Route
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GPX data for route (download)

Details of Accommodation used when performing this walk


Unity Farm, Brean Sands, Burnham-on-Sea Camp site View in OS Map | View in Google Map
A family oriented holiday park with entertainment, static caravans as well as touring pitches


Details of public transport that is required for the walk

First Group - Bus Service
Service Details
21 - First Group 20 Service linking Weston super Mare, Brean and Burnham on Sea

Walk Data

Date of Walk
Walk Time
13:00 to 16:00
Griffmonster, Kat, Helen, Ed
Weather Conditions
Bright day, some cloud


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