Construction work started on the Dulcote Quarry link in September 2021 and was opened in March 2022. Somerset County Council gave their consent as landowners, Mendip Council arranged the funding, and the contractors were local firm Goldings.
Greenways and Cycleroutes Limited has been working with the Strawberry Line Extension team to see the existing Strawberry Line from Yatton to Cheddar extended to Wells and beyond. The Strawberry Line team set things in motion, and attracted huge public interest in the route through fundraising and volunteering. Greenways joined them to advise on route planning and land negotiations and to make planning applications. Planning permission was secured in 2020.
The Grand Opening – 4th March 2022
Annie Maw, Lord Lieutenant of Somerset, opens the path – as she did for Greenways first path in Brean in 2017.
On the right, John Grimshaw, Engineer for Greenways and Cycleroutes and Richard Jones, volunteer coordinator for the Strawberry Line group plant a hornbeam on the new Dulcote link to mark 50 years of the Mendip AONB.
Ros Wyke, Leader of Mendip District Council, presents tools as a thank you to the volunteers for all the work to make the new path possible.
A good turnout for the opening, with the view of Wells Cathedral in the background.
Visit the Strawberry Line website for more information and maps.
If you would like to know more about the route or to volunteer to help maintain it, please contact our local volunteer coordinator Richard Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org
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On 4 March 2022, the Lord Lieutenant of Somerset, Annie Maw, opened the Dulcote LInk. This new section of the Strawberry Line links the route out of Wells to Dulcote Quarry. The route is ideal for leisure and commuting – it offers spectacular views of Wells Cathedral, and provides a commuter link between Wells and … More Opening of the Strawberry Line Dulcote link
On 3 September we obtained final consents for a route linking the existing cycle path from Wells to Dulcote Quarry. The route was the idea of the Strawberry Line group, has been designed by Greenways, funded by Mendip and local contractors Goldings have started work.