Date announced for Two Tunnels cycle path opening
A date has been announced for the opening of the Two Tunnels Greenway cycling and walking route from Bath to Midford.
Environmental charity Sustrans says the £1.9 million route which will open up two former railway tunnels will open on April 6 next year.
The four-mile shared path will run through Linear Park, through the disused Devonshire and Combe Down rail tunnels, and over the Tucking Mill Viaduct.
At more than a mile long, the Combe Down Tunnel will be the longest cycling tunnel in Europe and feature an interactive light and sound installation.
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The virtually flat route is expected to be used for a million journeys a year and create links with the National Cycle Network, allowing cyclists to ride all the way to Bournemouth and to create a scenic 13-mile loop between Bath and Midford, with a return journey via the canal towpath.
Sustrans chief executive Malcolm Shepherd said: “The iconic Two Tunnels Greenway is a flagship route on our National Cycle Network and will transform local community travel. We are delighted that it will also give children and families safe access to schools, parks and green spaces.”
Frank Tompson (c0r), chair of the community-based Two Tunnels Group, said: “It’s been a long journey since some of us stood between the bricked-up Devonshire and Combe Down tunnels and said ‘wouldn’t it be a good idea if…’ Six years on, and the end is in sight. We’re delighted that we have an opening date, and look forward to celebrating with our local community and visitors on April 6.”