Most Bristolian walkers and cyclists are aware of, and many have enjoyed, Somerset’s Strawberry Line route between Yatton and Cheddar. Like the Bristol and Bath Railway Path it uses level ground once used by steam trains and provides a perfect route for people who want a stress-free day out in beautiful countryside.

 

Strawberry Line September 2013

There have been plans for a long time to extend the route from Cheddar to Wells and generally to “join up the dots” between Clevedon and Wells and then on to Shepton Mallet.  The Strawberry Line Society has raised a Petition calling on the relevant local authorities to get the plans out of the drawers and get the off-road path onto the ground. Their case (which includes much more than just the tourist pleasure for visitors to the region) and access to the on-line Petition are on their website at http://www.thestrawberryline.org.uk/index.php?section=campaign

Bristol Cycling Campaign is fully supportive of the efforts being made and we urge everyone to add their signatures and comments to strengthen the Society’s efforts. There seems to be a surge of interest at the moment, so make yourself feel good by adding to it!