West Somerset Council is working with Friends of the Steam Coast Trail and Sustrans to deliver the Steam Coast Trail Project - a vision of safe cycling routes linking Minehead and Williton.
A grant of £637,000, awarded by the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund and delivered by the Big Lottery Fund, has enabled the construction of a designated multi-user path from Dunster Beach to Blue Anchor. This 2km ‘Bridge Path’ will unlock a 36km network of cycle routes, using existing cycle paths and safer B-roads.
A new tourist attraction for West Somerset, increasing visitor numbers to the area
Support job creation from boost in tourism
Accessible and safe path for the whole community
Encourage sustainable transport
Increase in health and wellbeing of users
Working in partnership with the Friends of the Steam Coast Trail, West Somerset Council is hosting the post of Steam Coast Trail Project Officer. Briony Turner can be contacted at email@example.com
Further information about the project can be found at www.steamcoasttrail.org or on Facebook and Twitter.