GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Strawberry Line (Yatton to Cheddar)

11 miles (18 km)

This splendid walk and cycle path runs along a former railway line that used to transport strawberries from Cheddar.
You start by Yatton railway station and head south passing Congresbury and Axbridge before finishing in Cheddar. The route passes apple orchards, open fields and the River Yeo while there are also pleasant woodland sections at King's Wood and Rose Wood. Also on the route is the delightful Millennium Green at Winscombe (perfect place to stop for lunch!) and the tranquil Cheddar Reservoir at the end of the route.
If you have time you could continue up to the magnificent Cheddar Gorge and see this spectacular natural wonder.

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Strawberry Line (Yatton to Cheddar) OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Strawberry Line (Yatton to Cheddar) Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

In Congresbury you could stop off at The Plough Inn. The lovely old pub dates back to the 1800s and includes a homely interior with a real log fire. Outside there's a nice large sunny garden for warmer days. They serve good quality food and can easily be found on the High Street at postcode BS49 5JA for your sat navs. They're also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Near Congresbury there's the wonderful Goblin Combe to visit. This scenic nature reserve includes hundreds of acres of woodland, large areas of open grassland, limestone cliffs and some moderate climbs with great views towards the Mendip Hills. It's one of the highlights of the area and makes a great extension to your outing.
You can also enjoy a riverside walk along the Yeo on the Two Rivers Way to nearby Wrington.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Somerset Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Strawberry Line - geograph.org.uk - 1193139

Strawberry Line. Looking north along the track, south-west of Sandford.

The start of the Strawberry Line - geograph.org.uk - 106569

The start of the Strawberry Line. For almost a century, the 'Strawberry line' carried fruit and passengers from Cheddar over the Mendips and across the Somerset Levels to join the main line at Yatton. Today it has been transformed into a cycle route and footpath which follows the old railway line. This part is maintained by the Yatton & Congresbury Wildlife Action Group

Railway bridge over rhyne - geograph.org.uk - 98553

Railway bridge over rhyne.

Congresbury Moor - geograph.org.uk - 95814

Congresbury Moor. View looking Westwards across the wetland moor taken from the trail.

The old station at Congresbury (geograph 2950611)

The old station. Among the weeds we can just see the old railway station platforms at the former G W R station which is now part of this very popular cycle route that brings bikers and walkers from a large surrounding area. You will note the station sign though not original is more or less a faithful copy.

Millennium Green Sculpture, Winscombe - geograph.org.uk - 1889234

Millennium Green Sculpture, Winscombe

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