Coast – Day 1: Brean to Highbridge

Wreck of the Nornen at Berrow
11.5 miles
5 - 7 hours
Event type
Walk type
Date & time
Sunday, 22nd September
£6 - 9
Venue & Location
Brean Down to Highbridge

This is a fantastic opportunity to join walkers on the 80 Miles in Eight Days Challenge for part of their walk.

On the first day we set out from Brean Down at end of the Mendip Hills, on the King Charles III England Coast Path. After touring the Down we continue on the sandy beaches of Berrow and Burnham-on-Sea to the River Brue and Apex Park.

The walk includes Brean Down Fort and views across the Channel to the South Wales coast and the islands of Steep Holm and Flat Holm. We pass the Berrow Dunes Conservation Area and the wreck of the Nornen to reach Burnham-on-Sea and its iconic ‘lighthouse on legs’, before reaching the award winning Apex Park to end the day.

Along the entire Challenge route there are stamping stations for the Somerset & Exmoor Coast Trail Passport with maps, diary pages and spaces to collect stamps on your walk.

Look out for events, offers and promotions at the location of the walk each day, some of our supporters are timing activities to make your trip as enjoyable as possible with special treats such as packed lunches or cream teas available at the start or end of your day’s walking.

Due to the challenge nature for some participants of this walk, we have made the decision not to accept dogs on the walk.

Full details of the itinerary and walk leaders will be distributed prior to the start of the challenge.


We meet at the end point of your day’s walking at 9am, where there will be parking available. Here you will be joined by Walk Leaders and back-markers and driven to the start location to walk back to your car / transport.

At the start location, walkers opting not to use our transport may join and, following a briefing for the day, the walk will begin.

Where public transport is available at start and / or end locations it is shown below as PTS (public transport available at the start) or PTE (public transport available at the end), this is based on services running as normal for the time of year.

Further information will be included in the walk information pack sent out before the walks.

Day 1 – Brean to Highbridge (Moderate) (PTE)


Day 1 on the King Charles III England Coast Path is on terrain that would be considered easy (flat, no stiles and only the steps and hills and Brean Down), however we have classed it as moderate given the distance to be walked.

Get in touch with the organiser for more information


01823 359795


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