Stop Line Way
The Stop Line Way is a long distance walking and cycling route, running from Seaton to Weston-Super-Mare. Once completed it will cover 70 miles and connect Axminster, Chard, Ilminster, Taunton, Bridgwater, Highbridge and Burnham-on-Sea.
Devon County Council has amended the proposed route for the Stop Line Way cycle route through Colyford.
Following a series of public consultation events in East Devon earlier this year, which provided details of the planning proposals for the scheme, the County Council has responded to comments made by the local community about re-routing the footway and cycleway.
The revised route in Colyford now avoids Orchard Close, which is a private lane, and instead follows the western side of the hedge boundary of the wetlands to connect with an existing track which joins Seaton Road opposite Popes Lane.
The Stop Line Way is part of the National Cycle Network, Route 33, and links the Bristol Channel to Lyme Bay, passing through Devon, Somerset, and Dorset. It is being funded and built by a partnership of local authorities in the three counties, with the support of Sustrans.
In Devon, the route stretches from Seaton Promenade to the county boundary and is a largely traffic-free footway and cycleway.
The planning application for the 1.9 kilometre section of the Stop Line Way from Seaton seafront to Colyford was approved by Devon County Council’s Development Management Committee.
National Cycle Network
The route will form part of the National Route 33 of the National Cycle Network.
Over half of the route is now open and the sections in use are:
- Seaton to 1Km to the north
- A35 to Axminster
- Chard town centre
- Chard to Ilminster
- Taunton to Bridgwater
- Bridgwater to Highbridge
- Highbridge to Burnham-on-Sea
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