ST4157 : Former railway bridge, Winscombe

taken 1 year ago, near to Winscombe, North Somerset, Great Britain

Former railway bridge, Winscombe
Former railway bridge, Winscombe
A former railway bridge over Woodborough Road in Winscombe, in Somerset. The railway closed in 1963, but the trackbed now forms part of the Strawberry Line path. The path also forms part of the route of National Cycle Network route 26.

Woodborough Road forms part of the route of the A371 road.
Strawberry Line path

The Strawberry Line path is a mainly traffic-free path for walking and cycling in mid-Somerset. When completed, it will stretch for 30 miles, from the Bristol Channel at Clevedon, to Shepton Mallet, via Cheddar and Wells. The route generally uses a dismantled railway line.

The name "strawberry line" refers to the strawberries which were grown in fields around Cheddar, and transported from there by train.

Part of the Strawberry Line path forms part of National Cycle Network route 26.

More information about the Strawberry Line path can be found here: LinkExternal link and also on Sustrans' website: LinkExternal link

National Cycle Network route 26

National Cycle Network route 26 will, when completed, form a cycling route from the Bristol Channel at Portishead, crossing Somerset and Dorset to reach Portland Bill. The completed route will pass through Clevedon, Cheddar, Wells, Glastonbury, Sherborne, Dorchester and Weymouth.

More information can be found on Sustrans' website: LinkExternal link

The National Cycle Network

The National Cycle Network is a network of cycle routes. It was created by the charity Sustrans LinkExternal link (Sustainable Transport), aided by a National Lottery grant.

Many routes aim to minimise contact with motor traffic, though 70% of them are on roads. In some cases the NCN uses pedestrian routes, disused railways, minor roads, canal towpaths, or traffic-calmed routes in towns and cities.

A371 road

The A371 road stretches for 60 kilometres through rural Somerset, from Wincanton to the outskirts of Weston-super-Mare. It passes through Castle Cary, Shepton Mallet, Wells and Cheddar.

More information here: LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Sunday, 23 August, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 1 September, 2020
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Bridge (from Tags)
Former Railway Over Road 
Former (from Tags)
Railway Bridge 
Road (from Tags)
A371 
County (from Tags)
Somerset 
Place (from Tags)
Winscombe 
Near (from Tags)
Weston-Super-Mare 
Trail (from Tags)
Strawberry Line 
National Cycle Network (from Tags)
Route 26 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 4190 5758 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:18.8610N 2:50.1004W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 4191 5759
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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