Brean Down Way

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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.

Watch the video

Brean Down Way Cycle Route 33 from SNOWFINCH on Vimeo.



Photos by Alex Waeland