Strawberry Line trail to reopen for bank holiday weekend

PUBLISHED: 10:00 24 May 2018

The entrance to the Strawberry Line at Yatton.

The entrance to the Strawberry Line at Yatton.

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A section of the popular Strawberry Line near Winscombe will reopen tomorrow (Friday).

Part of the heritage trail was closed while Bristol Water laid a new pipe and the reopening has been delayed by poor weather and roosting bats.

The trail will be fully open in time for the bank holiday weekend.

New surfacing has been installed in the Shute Shelve Tunnel, along with reflective white lining and cats eyes.

Cllr Peter Bryant, North Somerset Council’s executive member for parks and green spaces, said: “We appreciate Bristol Water has faced some unforeseen difficulties during its works, but we are pleased there will eventually be improved facilities for people using the Strawberry Line.

“Bristol Water is also working to improve the lighting in the tunnel and, for the time being, we’d ask pedestrians and cyclists to use lights while travelling through the tunnel.”

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