GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Uphill Nature Reserve

2 miles (2.6 km)

This walk explores the pretty nature reserve in Uphill, just south of Weston-Super-Mare on the Somerset coast.
The route also visits the remains of the Uphill windmill and climbs to Uphill Beacon for nice views over the area.
You can start the walk from the car parking area on the southern outskirts of Uphill village. Then pick up trails heading south past the pretty boating marina to Walborough. The route then turns around and heads north to climb Uphill Beacon where you'll find the old windmill. There's great views to enjoy from here towards the coast and surrounding Mendip Hills. The route then descends past the old St Nicholas' church which is perched on an unusual large rock above the village. From here it is a short stroll back down to the car park.


BS23 4SX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Uphill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Uphill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

On the western side of the River Axe there's one of the highlights of the area at Brean Down. The waymarked West Mendip Way also passes through the site. You could follow the footpath east and enjoy a climb to Bleadon Hill.
You could also head south along the coast path to visit Burnham on Sea.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Mendip Hills Walks page.


Boats, cliff and the old St Nicholas's church, Uphill - - 2051137

Boats, cliff and the old St Nicholas's church, Uphill

The Marina, Uphill - - 1653632

Snowy Marina, Uphill

Uphill, remains of windmill - - 852739

Uphill: remains of windmill. Not instantly recognisable as a windmill now, but it is open and thus allows an even higher vantage point from which to take in the fine views.

Uphill Great Rhyne - - 1887116

Uphill Great Rhyne

Weston-super-Mare, boatyard at Uphill - - 134704

Weston-super-Mare: boatyard at Uphill. Looking roughly north west with Brean Down in the distance; the hill belongs to the National Trust and is across the river Axe from Uphill

Uphill, beacon and Severn view - - 852742

Uphill: beacon and Severn view. This beacon, clearly sponsored by British Gas, stand atop thebeacon. Beyond is thechurch and the Severn estuary.

St Nicholas Church on its rock above Uphill beach road - - 1748886

St Nicholas Church on its rock above Uphill beach road

Stream at Uphill - - 2051061

Stream at Uphill village.


GPS Files

GPX File

Uphill.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Uphill.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)