Work gets under way to improve walking and cycling at Chew Valley Lake
Work on a £1.5m scheme to build a new section of 2.7km walking and cycling trail around Chew Valley Lake kicks off on Monday 23 August.
The Chew Valley has international designation status and is a Special Protection Area and Site of Special Scientific Interest, which attracts many visitors each year.
Construction of the all-weather path on the northern section of the lake will enable the extension of the existing walking and cycling trail around the lake and create a safe accessible route for all users.
The project was given the go ahead earlier this year after £507,000 was awarded by the Rural Payments Agency and a £1m investment from the West of England Combined Authority was added to contributions from Bath and North East Somerset Council and Bristol Water, who own the reservoir.
The work being delivered includes:
The construction of new 840m off-road shared use path between Woodford Lodge and Walley Lane.
The realignment of the road over the dam to widen the existing footway and provide a segregated cycle/pedestrian path.
The construction of a shared use path between the dam to the north and Hollowbrook Road including replacement of an existing narrow footbridge (total length 1.5km).