Wednesday 3rd August 2022, 11:00pm-1:30pm

Brean Down


  • John Connolly
  • 01823 274272 or 07721 185696

51.321463625616, -3.0106967142945

Brean Down

At the western end of the Mendips, jutting into the Bristol Channel, the National Trust’s Brean Down can be somewhat windswept at times but on a good day is an idyllic site.

Walk Leader: John Connolly

Chalk Hill Blue (male/upperwing) - Iain Leach
Chalkhill Blue

Target species: Chalkhill Blues plus Dark Green Fritillary, Brown Argus and Grayling, Marbled Whites and other species as well as some interesting flora.

Directions: Meet at the National Trust Pay & Display car park near Cove Cafe at OS Grid ref ST 296 584.    (Nearest postcode is TA8 2RS).  

Car Parking: Please note the pay and display machine accepts coins only, card payment can be made via the PayByPhone app.

Public toilets: Next to Brean village hall  (junction of Weston Rd, Church Rd & Warren Rd). Also, toilets at cafe (10am - 4pm).

Butterfly Walks in Somerset & Bristol booklet: Featured on Page 12

National Trust website:  Brean Down

Information that applies to all our guided walks

There is no charge for the walks. Children and beginners are especially welcome. No dogs please as some of the sites have livestock on them.

Except where indicated, all walks start promptly at 11.00 am; please take care to arrive in good time.  They are taken at an easy pace and end around 1.00 - 1.30 pm. 

Many sites include steep, rough or wet ground so stout shoes, boots or wellies are recommended. Please inform the walk leader if you have health problems that might affect you on the walk. 

Please be aware of the growing risk of Lyme Disease and take appropriate precautions against ticks.  (click here for more information about ticks and Lyme disease)

If the weather is wet or unseasonably cold and dull, the walk will be cancelled. If you have a query about the walk please phone the Walk Leader.