5 great places to go for a walk in Weston-super-Mare

Walkers heading towards Sand Point. Photo by Christine Flook.

Walkers heading towards Sand Point. Photo by Christine Flook. - Credit: citizenside.com

Summer is approaching and with the nights getting longer we thought we would find out about some of Weston-super-Mare’s best walking spots to keep you entertained.

Sand Point. Photo submitted to iwitness by Robin Ballard.

Sand Point. Photo submitted to iwitness by Robin Ballard. - Credit: citizenside.com

Sand Point

Distance: 3 miles.

How to get there: From Junction 21 of the M5 follow signs to Weston-super-Mare and then to Kewstoke. Head north along the coast road and you’ll find Sand Point car park.

Expect stunning sea views to take your breath away as you walk the moderate terrain along this National Trust coastal walk. There are some steep drops so children and dogs need to be closely watched but the views span all across the Bristol Channel to Wales, across to the Severn Bridge with lots of wildlife and archaeological features along the way.

Weston Woods Distance: 1.5 miles from the main entrance to hillfort.

Weston Woods.

Weston Woods. - Credit: Archant

How to get there: The main entrance is in Worlebury Hill Road where there is tarmack parking bays for cars. The number 83 bus also runs every hour from Weston-super-Mare town centre to Worlebury Hill Road.

If the weather is heating up Weston Woods is the perfect place to get away from the heat and take refuge in the shady trees.

The 130-hectares of woodland is great for hikers who want to explore steep hills but also caters for all with its gravel mobility path which was built to cater for parents with pushchairs or wheelchair users.

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Look out for a stunning array of wild flowers, butterflies and other wild animals.

Uphill Boatyard. Photo by Terry Kelly.

Uphill Boatyard. Photo by Terry Kelly. - Credit: citizenside.com

Uphill boatyard, beach and donkey field

Distance: 2 miles

How to get there: There is plenty of parking on the beach at Uphill but beware the sea comes in fast so take note of tide times.

This flat walk is perfect if you’re looking for a Sunday afternoon stroll with the family.

Start at the Wharf entrance and head down the beach for incredible views over the marina and towards Brean Down. Follow the path towards Weston Bay Yacht Club and walk along the sand towards Weston Golf Club. You can climb the steps over the dunes and cut through the golf course before reaching a small wooded area owned by The Woodland Trust. Follow the path through the woodland and you will reach Donkey, or Bluebell Field before walking back through Uphill to your car.

Ashcombe Park.

Ashcombe Park. - Credit: Archant

If the walk leaves you feeling thirsty why not stop at The Dolphin for a pint – a dog-friendly pub for any of our canine friends.

Ashcombe Park

How to get there: The park has two main entrances, one in Upper Bristol Road and one in Milton Road.

Distance: 1 mile

Ashcombe Park is the perfect spot for a family outing.

The park has great play facilities meaning the kids can spend hours on the swings while you sit back and relax. The pathway goes around the entire park making it easy to push a pram or wheelchair around for a moderate stroll. The park is great for dog-walkers too, with lots of friendly pups meeting regularly to chase the park’s many squirrels.

Summer Lane Pond

Distance: 1 mile

How to get there: You can begin at Summer Lane in Locking Castle, parking is available at the retail park off Elmham Way.

The walk begins close to the willows sculpture just off Summer Lane.

The tarmac path goes past the pond and through to an abundance of open green space before arriving at Moor Lane.

Here you can retract your steps or take the path all the way around the pond.

Want to see what other places have to offer? Check out 5 of the best walks in Somerset.

If your walk has left you feeling hungry why not check out our Top 5 places to get fish and chips in Weston-super-Mare.

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