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Brean Down

Equipment Available: 2 Trampers
Environment: Coastal
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Cafe or shop

A 'natural pier' nearly 100 metres high stretching over a mile into the Bristol Channel, Brean Down offers spectacular coastal views.

The Tramper overcomes the steep climb up to the top of Brean Down with ease and then allows you to travel along the top of the Down enjoying views across North Somerset, Gloucestershire and the Severn Estuary. At the end of the promitory you'll have the chance to explore the Victorian, Palmerston Fort as you look across the Bristol Channel with stunning views of the islands of Steep Holm and Flat Hom. Returning along Brean Down you enjoy views inland across the Somerset Levels as far as Glastonbury Tor. 

Come back and enjoy refreshments at the National Trust's cafe or browse in the shop. 

The site has two Trampers to use but booking is recommended to ensure availability - especially during the spring and summer. 

Trampers are available to hire from 10 am, every day of the week (final return time - 5 pm May to October and 3pm November to April). Use the phone number or email address below to book your Tramper. 

Important Information on visiting Brean Down:

Near the beginning of the route there is a gate which must be unlocked to gain access. All users must therefore be accompanied unless they have the mobility to do unlock the gate on their own. Likewise the steep gradient at the start and end of the route means that all first time users must be accompanied (and maximum weight for the Tramper user is 20 stone).  (The gate will be replaced with an easy opening gate over the coming year). 

Contact Brean Down


National Trust Brean Down, Brean, Somerset, TA8 2RS


01278 751874

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