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Cycleways and footpaths along the WC&P

Although it would be wonderful to see trains running again along the WC&P Railway route, this is unlikely, and the best way to safeguard the route from building over or complete obliteration may be to encourage cycleways and footpaths on the track bed. This should then preserve the route for the foreseeable future.

If this is done however, we must find ways to show that this was once a railway, by use of interpretation boards etc. Weston in Gordano - track bed

You can already walk a part of the track bed (photo) in the Gordano Valley on Weston Moor Reserve, which is part of the Avon Wildlife Trust land near Weston in Gordano. See The Line today - North section.

Part of the route between Clevedon and Weston - from Ham Lane halt toWick St Lawrence Wick St Lawrence halt is already planned as a cycleway by North Somerset Council. which will be part of the National Cycle Network Route 33. This would pass the remains of the Yeo Bridge and cross over the nearby Tutshill Sluice. We would like to see signs, maps etc to give full recognition to the railway on this route.

There is now a new short stretch of track bed which you can walk for about 31Trackbed looking from River Banwell to Ebdon Lane5 metres from Ebdon Lane to the River Banwell. This area of land is now used for flood defence purposes and is open to the public. There is a network of connecting paths and a footbridge crossing the River Banwell, linking the modern housing to this public space.