Brean Down Way

Ability lvl:


Approx. Time:

1 hour


5 miles

The Coastal Town cycle route opened on Friday 7 July and is officially named Brean Down Way.

The route is designed as a leisure and commuter route and has been an aspiration for more than 20 years.

  • Start at Uphill Warf Cafe and follow the path past the quarry and through Walborough nature reserve to Wayacre Drove.
  • Then follow the stone dust path to Brean Cross sluice.
  • Continue across the sluice (the River Axe). Here you’ll see a bird screen which has been constructed to prevent disturbance to birds in the estuary.
  • Follow the route around Diamond Farm Caravan and Camping Park onto Weston Road.
  • Follow the shared-use path to the end of this road.
  • You will then need to cross Warren Road and take the bridleway down to the beach.
  • You can ride along the beach to Brean Down and the National Trust Café.
  • From there you can follow the Old Military Road up to the ridge and along to the old Fort to take in the far-reaching views. The National Trust has agreed to this as part of the route.



Photos by Alex Waeland