Yatton — Cheddar
The Strawberry Line Society
The SLS maintains and improves the completed section from Yatton to the A38 (with the Axbridge-Cheddar subgroup managing the remainder of the finished line). This involves the raising of funds, the clearing of rubbish, strimming encroaching vegetation, maintaining wayside features such as benches and ponds, as well as planning and securing the future of the Strawberry Line. In the past few years, two new traffic-free sections have replaced treacherous on-road stretches: the beautiful Katy Way across Thatcher's cider orchards, and a 350m elevated section running alongside the Congresbury Yeo.
Wrington Vale connecting path
The Wrington Vale Light Railway used to run from Congresbury to Blagdon. It is the vision of the Strawberry Line Society to use as much of this old trackbed as possible to create a connecting cycleway through this beautiful part of North Somerset.
Coffin Lane Campaign
Local campaigners are working to create a safe footpath and cycleway between Axbridge and Cross along and old footpath, historically nicknamed Coffin Lane, access to part of which is currently not allowed by the landowner. The group has gathered considerable momentum with the support of both public and local politicians.
Recent developments in Cheddar have seen the local group busy on several fronts. The proposed widening of the Five Ways Bridge over the path has brought with it the prospect of an improved access ramp with a gentler slope. Furthermore, the widening of the path between Sharpham Road and Valley Line industrial park is being negotiated. The possibility of a Sainsbury's store may also hold opportunities for the Strawberry Line.