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5 Scenic walks to take near Brean Sands

One of the best things about holidaying in North Somerset is the easy access to nature and stunning sites. From the moment you arrive in the region, you’ll easily understand why people return year after year to holiday in Brean, and with plenty of scenic landscapes nearby, it’s likely that you’ll be eager to get outside and explore.

If you fancy getting away from the campsite, exploring the area, and want to enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding area, then these scenic walks are for you.

Photos by Matthew Robey / CC BY

Brean Down

Brean DownThe nearest to our campsite, Brean Down is a wonderful place to walk and was even named as one of The Guardian’s top 10 UK walks in 2010.

Owned by the National Trust, the down offers a brilliant walk that delivers stunning views on a sunny day. Here, you’ll discover incredible history, from the discovery of fossils to signs of early settlers. You can see the remains of a Roman temple, and see the remains of The Palmerston Fort that was used to defend the country in the 1800s.

Pack a picnic for a snack along the way, and keep an eye out for rare plants, birds, and goats!

Tyntesfield

TyntesfieldAnother National Trust owned area, Tyntesfield is known for its Victorian Gothic Revival house, but also has gardens and parkland that are perfect for exploration. The grounds were used as the setting for the most recent episode of BBC’s Sherlock.

Stroll through the many tended gardens of Tyntesfield, including the rose garden, the arboretum, and the orangery, or head to the estate’s woods and wonder through different species of trees.

Step into the house to make history come alive and learn about the prosperous Gibbs family.

Blagdon Lake

Blagdon LakeWe’re situated near the Mendips, so have a wealth of great walks nearby.

Head to Blagdon Lake for a walk that takes you from Blagdon village, along part of the manmade reservoir and back again. Look out for wildlife, including plenty of birds and trout introduced to the lake for fishers. After your walk, you can enjoy what the quaint village has to offer, with a small selection of local shops and pubs.

 

Steart Marshes

Steart MarshesA WWT wetland landscape that was created to protect the local area from the effects or rising sea levels, a trip Steart Marshesmakes for a great walk.

The biggest new coastal wetland in Great Britain, there are walkways to follow that are suitable for all, and toilets onsite. With no café, you’ll have to bring your own picnic but remember to take all your rubbish with you.

The biggest new coastal wetland in Great Britain, there are walkways to follow that are suitable for all, and toilets onsite. With no café, you’ll have to bring your own picnic but remember to take all your rubbish with you.

Brent Knoll

Brent KnollThere are a few walks you can do around Brent Knoll, with one of the best being the climb to the top of the knoll. It takes around half an hour to climb, but you may want to plan plenty of extra time if you are going as part of a group.

The knoll used to be an island when the Somerset Levels were flooded and was comically known as the Isle of Frogs! This was because of an Arthurian legend that claimed three giants lived there.

 

Cheddar

Cheddar GorgeHead to Cheddar, a village that lies at the opening of one of the best natural sites in the UK – Cheddar Gorge. Set off from here to walk along the designated paths for some breath-taking views of the gorge.

After your walk, make the most of the sweet village of Cheddar. With shops, restaurants, the famous Cheddar Cheese factory and caves, you’re spoilt for ways to spend the rest of your day out.

If you like the sound of a getaway where you can easily access all of these walking destinations, then why not consider buying a caravan from HRU for year after year of holiday fun. We’ve got a range of holiday caravans for sale, so why not visit and see whether our fantastic site is for you?

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