Coast – Day 2: Highbridge to Bridgwater


Coast Path near Pawlett
Grade
Moderate
Distance
13 miles
Duration
5 - 7 hours
Event type
Walk type
Features
Date & time
Monday, 23rd September
Cost
£6 - 9
Venue & Location
Highbridge to Bridgwater

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

On this second day we set out from Highbridge on the King Charles III England Coast Path. We cross the River Brue and continue along the coast with open views towards Huntspill. The estuaries here are roosts for birds such as Redshank and Dunlin, while the walk along the flood bund affords great views of the sea and the countryside.

Once across the Huntspill River, we head to Pawlett, recorded in the Domesday Book as having six households, but by the 12th century it was noted as the richest 2,000 acres in England. Pawlett Hams are a haven for wildlife and birds as well as being the site of research into anti-barrage balloon warfare during World War II – the large building you can see from the trail is a barrage balloon hanger from this time.

After Pawlett the trail takes us towards Bridgwater where we end the day’s walking on the outskirts of the town.

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.

Itinerary:

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 2 – Highbridge to Bridgwater (Moderate) (PTS + PTE)

Terrain:

Day 2 on the King Charles III England Coast Path is on terrain that would be considered easy (flat with no stiles), however we have classed it as moderate given the distance to be walked.


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Telephone

01823 359795

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