In pictures: Volunteers complete final half mile on Weston to Brean footpath ahead of its opening

PUBLISHED: 12:30 24 April 2017

And the views at Brean Down are spectacular. Picture: Brian Wilkinson

And the views at Brean Down are spectacular. Picture: Brian Wilkinson

Brian Wilkinson

Cyclists and pedestrians will soon be able to enjoy a new footpath between Weston-super-Mare and Brean Down. The eight-mile path will finally open on Monday, but volunteers are still hard at work. Here is a look at their progress on the final half mile...

The traffic volunteers contended with on the way to the camp. It looks like the footpath is much needed. (Picture: Brian Wilkinson).The traffic volunteers contended with on the way to the camp. It looks like the footpath is much needed. (Picture: Brian Wilkinson).

The path will be called Brean Way and the final cost is around £200,000.

The project is being spearheaded by Greenways and Cycleroutes Limited.

Volunteers are currently based at Diamond Farm Campsite in Weston Road, Brean, to finish the final half mile.

A ride from the Grand Pier will start at 12.30pm on Monday to mark its opening.

The culvert tubes (Picture: Brian Wilkinson)The culvert tubes (Picture: Brian Wilkinson)

The culvert tubes being put in place (Picture: Brian Wilkinson)The culvert tubes being put in place (Picture: Brian Wilkinson)

Volunteers hard at work before the route could open. Picture: Brian WilkinsonVolunteers hard at work before the route could open. Picture: Brian Wilkinson

The digging begins. Picture: Brian WilkinsonThe digging begins. Picture: Brian Wilkinson

The line for the fences is marked out. Picture: Brian WilkinsonThe line for the fences is marked out. Picture: Brian Wilkinson

The fence posts are delivered. Picture: Brian WilkinsonThe fence posts are delivered. Picture: Brian Wilkinson

The current path to the site. Picture: Brian WilkinsonThe current path to the site. Picture: Brian Wilkinson

But it is worth the slippery up-hill walk, as this is the reward. Picture: Brian WilkinsonBut it is worth the slippery up-hill walk, as this is the reward. Picture: Brian Wilkinson

The sluice gate. Picture: Brian WilkinsonThe sluice gate. Picture: Brian Wilkinson

Volunteers will help to maintain the route. Picture: Brian WilkinsonVolunteers will help to maintain the route. Picture: Brian Wilkinson

The last inches of soil are removed. Picture: Brian WilkinsonThe last inches of soil are removed. Picture: Brian Wilkinson

The hard work is paying off. Picture: Brian WilkinsonThe hard work is paying off. Picture: Brian Wilkinson

Volunteers hard at work, attaching metal legs to the fence posts. Picture: Brian WilkinsonVolunteers hard at work, attaching metal legs to the fence posts. Picture: Brian Wilkinson

More work to the fence posts. Picture: Brian WilkinsonMore work to the fence posts. Picture: Brian Wilkinson

The views at Brean Down. Picture: Brian WilkinsonThe views at Brean Down. Picture: Brian Wilkinson

* Want to go on a walk before Monday? Try out our 5 great places to go on a walk in Weston-super-Mare.


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