Clevedon — Yatton
The charming town of Clevedon has many striking examples of Victorian architecture and a seaside pier regarded by many as one of the finest in the country. The pier was built in 1869 and carefully restored to its original elegance, and walks along the coastal path offer great views of the Somerset coast. Looking across the Bristol Channel you can see the Welsh mountains and during summer months the Waverley paddle steamer can be seen cruising along the coast, frequently calling in at Clevedon pier.
The aim is to extend the existing Strawberry Line on from Yatton to the sea at Clevedon using parts of the old railway line and quiet roads. North Somerset Council is active with local groups, and Yatton Parish Council in talks with land owners and developers about the most suitable route to take. The Council is very keen to expand its Safe Routes to School scheme, so this would be the ideal solution for children between Yatton to Clevedon.
The recent approval to build on land that contains some of the old trackbed leading out of Yatton towards Clevedon (Arnolds Way) was subject to the landowner entering into an S106 agreement. This would mean the building of 720 metres of cyclepath following the old railway across the site, as well as the provision of a path linking the new development to the current end of the Strawberry Line at Yatton railway station, thus extending the Strawberry Line all the way through Yatton and to within 2 miles of the outskirts of Clevedon at the Blind Yeo river. There the path would join the wonderful Clevedon network of walking and cycling routes.