£200,000 Brean to Weston cycle
set to open in May
brand new cycle path between Brean Down and Weston Pier is set to
open in May.
Grimshaw, the manager of Greenways and Cycleroutes Ltd, right,
is overseeing the £200,000 project to create an eight-mile
traffic-free cycle and walking route called the Brean Way.
to Burnham-On-Sea.com this week, he said: "We started talking
about this walking and cycling route between Brean and Weston back
in 1995 so it's great to be so close to launching now."
final task is a work camp in April when we will have a group of
30 volunteers building the last half mile. The grand opening is
being planned for May 1st."
new cycle route will become a considerable attraction for visitors
to Brean and Weston and I expect it to quickly become one of the
most popular paths in the south west all year-round, linking up
with the England Coast Path."
added: "The path has a high-quality surface and the majority
of it is tarmac that is ideal for cyclists and walkers."
have carried out detailed negotiations with all parties, including
land owners, and it's great to be here, approaching the opening."
currently warn people not to attempt crossing the River Axe estuary,
where deep mud makes it treacherous.
once the new cycle path is completed in May, cyclists will be able
to safely cross over the Axe via a sluice bridge at Diamond Farm.
news comes a year after we reported on the opening of Somerset's
new Coastal Path which took place in Burnham-On-Sea, as we featured