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Stunning views from Sand Point

Stunning views from Sand Point

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Walk information Distance: about 4 miles Difficulty: medium to hard: narrow, rugged paths, a couple of wooden stiles. Wear suitable footwear Duration: allow 2-2.5 hours at a leisurely pace Map: OS 153 Explorer



Sand Point is an extension of the Mendip Hills and walkers trekking across the peninsular will be rewarded with wonderful views across the Bristol Channel. Head onto the beach from the Sand Road car park. The sand dunes are man-made sea defences, installed in 1983/4 after a major storm in 1981. More than 600,000 tonnes of sand was dredged up from the Severn Estuary to raise the beach by about three metres. Fencing was also installed to help stabilise the dunes and encourage vegetation. Head north on the beach, towards Sand Point. The sand becomes grassy and it can get a bit muddy so you might want to step up onto firmer ground, next to the trees. You will come to a wall, the remains of concrete forts which were used as a line of defence during World War 2 by local troops and the Home Guard. Walk alongside the wall and at the end there are a couple of steps leading to a path and the National Trust car park. For more info and a PDF please click HERE 

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