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Many visitors who stay at Strawberryfield Park bring their bicycles and many hire from local bike stores such as Cheddar Bike Store, Draycott and Wells. Somerset has hundreds of amazing routes that wind themselves over and around the Somerset Mendips and Somerset Levels.
The Strawberry Line Cycle route is very popular to riders and walkers due to it’s connecting route across much of North Somerset and region taking in stunning views, railway tunnels, cafe stops en-route and not forgetting the wildlife.
This route is deemed as intermediate:
Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The starting point of the Tour is right next to a parking lot.
Axbridge Church (Bike Touring Highlight) A magnificent church and as an added bonus, there’s a cafe close by!
Axbridge is a picturesque former market town on the southern fringe of the Mendip Hills. This small town has a medieval market square, narrow streets and old buildings, including timber framed buildings. These include some interesting Tudor houses and a 13th century parish churchThe flat moorland of the Axe Valley lies to the south of the town. In spite of the name, the River Axe is over a mile away in this direction. It is possible that the river once flowed closer to the town. The mediaeval town is strung out along its main street, on the road which links Cheddar to the coast.
The Strawberry Line, a cycle path on an old railway line the best way to get from one side to the other!
The Strawberry Line is a traffic-free trail between Yatton and Cheddar. The gravel path follows the route of a former railway line that once carried delicious cargos of strawberries from Cheddar. The line was well usd for nearly a century until its closure in 1965. Level and easygoing, the trail is suitable for all ages and abilities. It winds through some very pretty Somerset countryside, too.
This is a nice stop for a cuppa or ice cream as you go along the strawberry line. Its a very well kept station (manned by volunteers) where you can find out history of the line and sit in carriages to have your drinks. Very impressed by the way that they cater for children – with boxes of toy train kit to keep them busy!
Singletrack: 12.5 km Path: 179 m Access Road: 118 m Cycleway: 940 most