Brean Down

Brean Down: Hours, Address, Brean Down Reviews: 4.5/5

Points of Interest & Landmarks
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
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Flip C
Birmingham, UK8 contributions
Give it a go!
Aug 2021 • Solo
Lovely walk and great view at the top. Very pretty and peaceful. Views of Weston and Wales. The steps up there are hard going but worth the effort.
Written 28 August 2021
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Tara J
2 contributions
Very helpful to book a tramper (off-road mobility scooters)
Aug 2021
Booked to use one of the trampers (off-road mobility scooters). This allowed me to get to the fort on the steep road path, rather than the walking steps up.
Amanda from the national trust arranged to hire once booked with the countryside mobility who own the scooters and work in conjunction with the National Trust
Written 23 August 2021
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SaleFamily
Sale, UK393 contributions
Lovely walk, great views
Aug 2021
Excellent walk, quite steep in places but the views are amazing and the fort at the end of the point is worth seeing.
Written 23 August 2021
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Paul M
Birmingham, UK9 contributions
National trust office ,Brean Down.
Aug 2021
I want to let people know how amazing the National trust office is ,at the end of the beach there is an office .I hired aTramper mobility scooter to adventure up "the brean down"",,,without the help of Amanda di trolio,,the National trust representative,,,I would have had an ordinary day being stuck However because of the amazing service ,,i was overjoyed and excited to see the fabulous views from the top,,,,so a big thankyou to Amanda who was the best.
Written 16 August 2021
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Bestyman
Leeds, UK1,662 contributions
Wrap up warm
Jun 2021 • Couples
We visited in July. It is a really nice and interesting walk and possible to walk a circular route. There are cafes at the bottom.
The weather changed and it was rainy and windy so we came back cold and drenched. Only ourselves to blame with just a lightweight kagoule
Still an enjoyable walk and hope to do again when the sun is shining.
Written 5 July 2021
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Gillies30
Plymouth, UK11 contributions
Worth a visit
Jun 2021
Great views well worth a visit the old fort is great can be windy fantastic walk all the way around.
Written 3 July 2021
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Mikan999
Bristol, UK485 contributions
Lovely Clift-Top Walk
Jun 2021
Lovely Clift-top walk with views across the Bristol Channel. Also has a Victorian Fort at the end with a fascinating history through two World Wars. There is a circular walk which has steps which are long and steep but can be avoided by repeating one side . There are two car parks, one of which is free to National Trust Members. There is also a very pleasant and friendly tea shop next to the car car and public loos. The walk can be extended by walking south along the beach.
Written 25 June 2021
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Bob J
Taunton, UK246 contributions
Strenuous flight of steps to great views
Jun 2021
Great short walk with interesting points and great views. Some nice butterfly's and birds. The steps up are steep and the car park free to NT members.
Great sandy beach to relax on.
Written 14 June 2021
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Syman145
Woking, UK117 contributions
A gem, with hidden extras
Jun 2021
beautiful walk to an old Napoleonic fort, that was repurposed for training during WWII.
The stairs are a cardio workout, but there are resting spots on the way.
Parking is reasonable £4/day
Written 11 June 2021
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ArticCynda
Brussels, Belgium730 contributions
Fantastic hike or bike trip when the weather is nice
Jun 2021
Fantastic hike in one of the most remarkable natural National Trust sites in the region. Hiking to the fort and back takes about 1.5 - 2 hours at a leisure pace. It's also possible to cycle, a semi-paved road with a gentle enough slope for mountain bikes starts slightly east of the steps (follow Brean Down road until you see the path on your left). The first part may be too steep to actually cycle, but once you're "up" it's very pleasant. The fort itself is quite interesting with some information signs showing the different points of interest like officer's mess, gunpowder store etc. but what you're really going for is the amazing view. If the weather allows it, you can even see Brent Knoll hill in the distance!
Beware: it's extremely windy up Brean Down, so only visit when the weather is sunny, otherwise wind chill will make it too cold. Don't do this when it's a rainy day!
Written 6 June 2021
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