There are many heritage sites in the village of Bream and surrounding area resulting from iron and coal mining activities. This walk is designed to highlight the heritage of the area using public footpaths, pavements, quiet roads and Forestry Commission land. The route covers about eight miles and is designed to be walked all at once or can easily be walked in sections. Points of interest will be identified by discreet numbered signs that will tie in with either a printed or downloaded booklet supplemented by audio downloads.
The walk will benefit three villages (Bream, Whitecroft and Brockhollands) and is designed to easily connect to the further villages (Pillowell, Parkend and Sling) to enable the route to be extended to more villages.
Residents and visitors will be able to easily access local heritage sites and find out about them. This will lead to them having a greater knowledge of their immediate area and be able to identify with its heritage.
You can volunteer to help create and maintain the walk, or go and explore what it has to offer!
You might be surprised what you find!
From creating habitats for our wildlife or improving our waterways, to recording oral histories or finding old photos, there’s always something going on to get involved in!