The eight mile family friendly Brean Down Way opened in July 2017 after 18 months of volunteer work and fundraising. It follows the sluice top road, crosses the River Axe, skirts a wetland nature reserve and mudflats, and takes in numerous cafes before finishing at Brean Down Fort. Originally built to defend against Napoleonic invasions, the fort is now a National Trust site documenting life on the site since the Stone Age. There’s a screen to shield wild birds, including redshanks, from passing walkers and cyclists and hides to peek through. The trail is part of the 72-mile NCN Route 33 from Bristol to Seaton.
The new path provides a brilliant walking and cycling route between Brean Down & Weston-super-Mare and is the perfect place to explore the Somerset countryside and coastline with all the family.
Need to hire a bicycle? Visit Brean Bike Hire, located next to our own Cafe 33, on Weston Road, opposite Diamond Farm Static Caravan Park.
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