The Strawberry Line

The Strawberry Line is one of North Somerset’s jewels.

I play an active role in supporting the campaign to extend the Strawberry Line along (or close to) the old railway line to Clevedon.

Project elements:

I attend quarterly meetings (chaired by Cllr Geoff Richardson) and regularly discuss progress with council officers and Yatton Parish Council.

  • The first 720m stretch of the onward extension adjacent to the new Bloor Homes developments is near completion.
  • Further discussion with landowners is currently underway to connect this new path to North End Road and Lampley Road (Kingston Bridge). This small section is our current priority as connecting the Bloor stretch with Duck Lane and Lampley Road would effectively allow access to Clevedon via Kingston Seymour – avoiding the dangerous B3133 entirely.
  • Continuation under Lampley road bridge is also required to enable route to continue north towards Clevedon.
  • The link from Yatton station to Arnolds Way will be considered next.
  • Highways England has funded an initial survey to assess the suitability of allowing bikes to use a culvert to cross under the M5. (Due to high costs a new bridge is unlikely). This work could be completed by 2023.

Bloor extension, 23 June 2019
Artwork on The Strawberry Line @ Yatton, 7 October 2018