National Trust – Brean Down
A haven for nature lovers and the outdoorsy types – Brean Down is a National Trust site which, from the top, offers breathtaking panoramic views of Brean, Berrow, Burnham-on-Sea, and Weston-super-Mare. If you’re lucky enough to be greeted with the southern sunshine of Brean’s weather then you’ll also be able to see coastal views of South Wales.
Depending on the season, goats, ponies, and cattle graze on the down, and you can also see the ancient fort, known as Brean Down Fort. Steeped in history, these ancient buildings have been in place since the mid 1800s. The walk is steep, but if you do have mobility issues, a new, all-terrain mobility scooter that can go ‘off road’ has arrived at Brean Down, so you can still enjoy a great day out with the family (pre-booking is essential).
Just like here with us, the Down is pet-friendly and dogs are extremely welcome (and encouraged). However, due to grazing animals and steep drops, it is essential they are kept on a lead at all times. Don’t worry if you forget the picnic basket, either, because at the bottom of the Down is a National Trust shop and café, with toilets, and a car park (charges apply).