9.15 2 Boot: Kewstoke and Sandpoint (Joint Walk)

Event Date: Sun 27 January 2019
Event Time: 09:15

Starting by Birnbeck Pier in Weston Super Mare we head up into Kewstoke Woods on a bridleway passing the remains of the Iron Age Fort. We then traverse the woods on well used footpaths and then head down past the bike jump park where if we are lucky with might get to see the Lesser or Greater (all depends on the skills) Spotted Teenager giving us an aerial display. We then head down to the seafront at Sand Bay and follow the main promenade and footpath to Sand Point. We then follow the paths that lead above the cliffs at Sand Point taking in the great views across to Wales. Then out towards the derelict military buildings at St Thomas Head, once allegedly used for testing the bouncing bomb. We drop down to Woodspring Priory and inland to Kewstoke via footpaths and farm tracks. After a steep climb on a faint footpath we pass the golf course and head back to the start via different woodland footpaths. Please bring a packed lunch, although we might be able to purchase an ice cream en-route at Sand Bay. I will be meeting people at the start point in Weston so please arrange lifts if you're meeting at St Mary Redcliffe.

Bring packed lunch. Pub to finish.

Group: Joint
Walk Leader: Matthew E. (07964 455883)

Walk Grade: 2 Boot
Walk Length: 11.5 miles (5-6 hours)

Date: Sun 27 Jan 2019
Meet: 09:15 at St Mary Redcliffe
If you would be prepared to organise car shares on the day at the meeting point, please contact the walk leader.

Alternative meeting point: 10:00 at Upper Kewstoke Rd, Weston-super-Mare BS23 2EP
Please contact the walk leader if you will be meeting them there.

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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 over 400 members and is part of The Ramblers charity. 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,