for new cycle path from Burnham-On-Sea to Berrow are unveiled
new plans have been unveiled this week for an extended cycle path
running between Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow that could see a long-awaited
path introduced the Coast Road.
is proposed that the new path for pedestrians and cyclists will
run between Unity farm and the Co-op in Berrow Road.
plans from Greenways and Cycleroutes Limited include "the construction
of a new path for pedestrians and cyclists to avoid the Coast Road."
proposals form part of an extended cycle path, a year after the
opening of the first section of the Brean
Way cycle path between Weston and Brean.
organisation adds: "The project will reconstruct and repair
the existing right of way to complete and overall route from Unity
farm to the Co-op in Berrow Road."
has long been a demand for a traffic free route over this section
of busy road."
Parish Council have sought to create a path beside the Coast Road
for over 20 years."
750m section between Hurn Lane and Berrow Church has no footway
on either side, making this section of road all but impassable in
addition, the Coast Road is not particularly wide so equally there
is no safe place for cyclists, particularly families and holidaymakers."
and Cycleroutes worked with the local councils and landowners to
open up the Brean Down Way from Weston-Super-Mare to Brean. Following
this, local Councillors encouraged us to consider extending further
south to connect to Berrow and Burnham-On-Sea."
opportunities for making a good quality and attractive route along
this corridor are very limited. One can walk along the beach, and
even cycle, but there are no continuous public rights of way running
north or south, although there are 7 or 8 public paths running through
to the beach."
open land between the main roads is owned by just four parties,
Unity Farm, Sedgemoor District Council at Berrow Dunes, Berrow Parish
Council and the Burnham and Berrow Golf Club. A successful route
utterly depends upon the support and goodwill of these local landowners."
are being welcome by Sedgemoor District Council on the application
- which is reference number 05/18/00006 - until April 27th, 2018.
map above shows the proposed route and work that's needed: 1 Unity
Farm section; 2. Through Berrow Dunes Nature Reserve to their car
park to avoid narrow footway on road past Roughlands; 3. Clear back
and widen existing footway as far as Hurn Lane; 4. New path alongside
ditch on the boundary of the golf course; 5. Pick up old road past
Berrow Church; 6. Rebuild existing track past Recreation Ground