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Path between Weston-super-Mare and Brean Down will open on May 1

PUBLISHED: 12:00 12 March 2017 | UPDATED: 14:41 17 March 2017

Brean Down (Picture: Aleks Nocny).

Brean Down (Picture: Aleks Nocny).

A new path linking Weston-super-Mare and Brean Down is due to open in May after 20 years of planning – and volunteers are needed to build the final section.

The route, which goes from Uphill to the Brean Down Fort, is expected to be completed on May 1.

Before this, volunteers are invited to join a camp next to Diamond Farm Campsite, in Weston Road, Brean, to complete 800m of the new path.

The work will run from April 22-29.

John Grimshaw, engineer at the charity Greenways which is running the project, said: “It is eight miles traffic-free each way, and I really think it could be very popular, not only from visitors in the summer but residents in the winter.

“On a sunny day it could be a lovely, traffic-free trip.”

Volunteers will also be needed to help keep the route clear from litter.

A ride from the Grand Pier will mark its opening on May 1, starting at 12.30pm.

* Want to go on a walk this weekend? Check out our 5 best walks in Weston-super-Mare.

EDIT: Due to the tides on May 1, the event start-time has been changed from 10.30am to 12.30pm. This article has been changed to reflect this.

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