Step closer to North Somerset Tidal Trail

11:37am - 21 May 2021

The opening of the North Somerset Tidal Trail, the section of the England Coastal Path National Trail that runs through North Somerset, is taking a step closer.

Works are now under way on the section of the trail between Woodspring Priory and Uphill. These works include the installation of signage, sections being surfaced, ramps installed and new gates. 

Works are also being programmed to start this summer on the section of the trail beginning at the River Avon via Portishead along the coast to Poets' Walk, Clevedon. 

The establishment of these sections will mean that 24 out of the 32 miles of the North Somerset Tidal Trail will be ready for the official opening of this part of the England Coast Path National Trail later this year or early next.

Cllr Mike Solomon, North Somerset Council's executive member for neighbourhoods and community services, said: "I am delighted that the work for the England Coast Path is moving forward and that our residents and visitors will be able to enjoy our beautiful coastline more easily. 

"This project, carried out in partnership with Natural England, will take a while to complete and in the meantime we thank you for your patience."