11.00 1 Boot: Western Bracer (Brunel Plus)

Event Date: Sun 24 June 2018
Event Time: 11.00

9 miles

This walk takes us through serene wooded areas filled with tall trees and meadow flowers, quiet lanes and fields and a feeling of being “on top of the world” in this area of outstanding natural beauty which is steeped in history.

A stunning walk of variety and contrast across the windswept and bracing Mendip Moors with truly stunning panoramic views of the Somerset Levels, Brean Down, Steep Holm, Crooks Peak, Sand Bay, Wales and Devon.  It is a beautiful walk with no steep hills to climb. (Please note some paths are very overgrown with stinging nettles so long trousers advised).  Please read the notes below about parking.

Bring a packed lunch. After the walk we’ll go to a tea shop.

Walk Leader: Rosie U (07950 717952)

Meet at 11:00 at Christon Village
Please contact the walk leader if you will be meeting them there.
Map here.

There’s safe parking on a wide part of the road by the sign for CHRISTON. If you are driving towards the motorway bridge with Christon village church on your left, you pass a pink cottage (The Beeches). Just past the cottage the road opens up and is very wide.  You can park slightly off the road. This parking is just before the bridge. This is the only suitable place to park for this walk as Christon is a tiny village with no public car park.

The Bristol meet point has been cancelled.

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get ready to walk


About Brunel Walking Group

Thanks for visiting us! Brunel Walking Group is for young(ish) people in the Bristol and Bath area who love the countryside and like to get outside on a weekend.

What is Brunel Walking Group?

Brunel is a thriving group with more than 400 members. All of our walk leaders and committee members are volunteers, dedicated to sharing our fantastic countryside with others.  Read more on our FAQs page

How do I join the walk?

There is no need to sign up to join a walk, just turn up at the meeting point where we will share lifts to the start of the walk.  You’re very welcome to try out 1 or 2 walks before you join, but we do insist that after that you join the Brunel Walking Group.  It’s OK if you don’t drive – we normally have enough drivers who are able to give lifts, but drivers often appreciate it when a voluntary contribution is made by passengers towards their costs.

How do I know what to bring? And am I fit enough?

We provide a full recommended kit list here.  Please do bring water, a rainproof jacket, walking trousers (or similar) and walking shoes/boots – avoid jeans and trainers.

Walks are graded as either 1 boot, 2 boot or 3 boot.  Read more about choosing the right walk for your fitness level here,