Warren Bay Coast View

Coastal Plants of Blue Anchor and Warren Bay

Location: Blue Anchor Bay, Blue Anchor Promenade, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6JP
Book
A botanical walk along the coast path from Blue Anchor to Warren Bay and back along the fore shore

Event details

Meeting point

Eastern end of Blue Anchor Bay (assemble at the top of the slipway below the Blue Anchor Inn)

Date

Time
10:30am - 3:30pm
A static map of Coastal Plants of Blue Anchor and Warren Bay

About the event

This walk, in conjunction with the Somerset Rare Plants Group, will be an exploration of the important coastal plant communities found along the coast path between Blue Anchor and Warren Bay. If you are a beginner there will be plenty of opportunities to learn from the experts and also to look out for rare or under-recorded species. We will have a packed lunch en route and then there is either an option to re-trace your steps along the path or descend onto the fore shore and walk back to Blue Anchor along the beach learning a bit about the plants and animals of the splash zone and upper intertidal zone as well as keeping our eyes out for fossils.

Booking

Phone number

07880754750

Price

Free

Suggested donation

Donations toward the work of Somerset Wildlife Trust are gratefully received

Suitable for

Adults

Know before you go

Dogs

No dogs permitted

Mobility

Unfortunately this walk is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. We will be walking along the coastal cliff top path out of Blue Anchor and the terrain can be uneven. The return is either back along the path or there is the option of descending to the fore shore which will mean negotiating  potentially slippery pebbles and rocks and crossing  muddy or sandy areas.

What to bring

Please bring appropriate outdoor clothing (including waterproofs and sun protection) and stout footwear. Walking poles can be useful. Please bring any field guides with you, but there will also be experts and field guides on hand. Binoculars can be useful. You will need a packed lunch which we will eat en route. Once we leave Blue Anchor there are no shops, cafes or toilet facilities.

Parking information

There is free parking all along the promenade at Blue Anchor (TA24 6JR)

Contact us

Mark Ward
Contact number: 07880754750