Weston-super-Mare: A Beach and Headland walk
Saturday 2nd October, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
This leisurely Bristol Channel walk begins half way along the sand and shingle beach of Sand Bay. It’s a peaceful, unspoilt spot with sand dunes and good views across the Bristol Channel to South Wales.
The sand is mostly firm underfoot heading towards the woods of Worlebury Hill, where there’s short steady climb levelling out onto a very enjoyable flat path. This takes you through woodland and the site of an Iron Age hill fort to the tip of the headland where you can look down on the now derelict Birnbeck Pier.
The path descends a short but steep flight of steps to the Victorian edge of Weston-super-Mare, leading on to the impressive Knightstone causeway and the vast sandy beach of Weston-super-Mare itself.
It’s a short walk across the beach to the Grand Pier and beside it, a cluster of lovely cafes. This is our halfway point (about three miles) and we will stop here for a cuppa/early lunch (or bring your own picnic). Our break will be about 45 mins to an hour long, giving you giving you a chance to take in the Victorian charm of one of the country’s oldest seaside resorts.
Our route back weaves up through the historic quarter of the town and over Worlebury Hill again before retracing our steps along Sand Bay. Alternatively, you can catch the open topped bus from the Grand Pier back along the scenic coastal road to the start.
Please bring your own water. Café refreshments not included nor is the cost of the bus if you wish to stop at the half way point and take the bus back. There are public toilets at the start and the end of the walk and near the half way stop.
Distance: 6 miles
Start time: 10 am
Finish time: 2 pm*
Start and finish point: Sand Bay bus terminus car park
*The finish time reflects time built in for refreshments at the half way point.
How to book
You will be able to buy tickets and book your walks online here from 21st June 2021.