New trail underway for Chew Valley Lake

Work has commenced this week to create a giant loop around Chew Valley Lake stretching a huge 2.7km long for the benefit of walkers and cyclists alike.

 

The work comes as part of a £1.5million scheme made possible by the West of England Combined Authority, BANES, The Rural Payments Agency and Bristol Water.

 

Mel Karam, Chief Executive Officer at Bristol Water, said: “Chew Valley Lake is a very beautiful and special place for so many people. We have always wanted Bristol Water lakes to be there for everyone to enjoy and the fact that thousands of lakeside visitors will now be able to enjoy the lakeside like never before is very exciting. Alongside Bath and North East Somerset Council we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make this new trail possible; from carrying out wildlife surveys and assessments to even buying extra land to make this possible for the benefit of everyone, while still protecting our precious wildlife.”

 

Councillor Manda Rigby, Bath & North East Somerset Council’s cabinet member for Transport, said: “Bath and North East Somerset Council has been working to get more access for people to this wonderful green space for many years. With the assistance of our partners at the West of England Combined Authority and Bristol Water we are pleased to be breaking ground on this crucial section which will finally deliver an accessible route suitable for everyone.”

 

Councillor Manda Rigby, Bath & North East Somerset Council’s cabinet member for Transport, said: “Bath and North East Somerset Council has been working to get more access for people to this wonderful green space for many years. With the assistance of our partners at the West of England Combined Authority and Bristol Water we are pleased to be breaking ground on this crucial section which will finally deliver an accessible route suitable for everyone.”