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Cycleways and footpaths along the WC&P


Although it would be wonderful to see trains running again along the WC&P Railway route, this is unlikely, and the best way to safeguard the route from building over or complete obliteration may be to encourage cycleways and footpaths on the track bed. This should then preserve the route for the foreseeable future.


If this is done however, we must find ways to show that this was once a railway, by use of interpretation boards etc. Weston in Gordano - track bed


You can already walk a part of the track bed (photo) in the Gordano Valley on Weston Moor Reserve, which is part of the Avon Wildlife Trust land near Weston in Gordano. See The Line today - North section.







Part of the route between Clevedon and Weston - from Mud Lane toWick St Lawrence Wick St Lawrence halt is planned to be a cycleway/footpath by North Somerset Council. A planning application for this was submitted in Nov 2018 and which includes a replica station at Wick St Lawrence.







There is now a new short stretch of track bed which you can walk for about 31Trackbed looking from River Banwell to Ebdon Lane5 metres from Ebdon Lane to the River Banwell. This area of land is now used for flood defence purposes and is open to the public. There is a network of connecting paths and a footbridge crossing the River Banwell, linking the modern housing to this public space.