Reversing the Beeching cuts of the 1960s
Back in the 60s, the first chairman of the Railways board, Richard Beeching axed thousands of miles of rail track. However the incredible Victorian infrastructure still remains for the most part and we'd like to see it re-purposed for 21-st century travel. We hope to create paths which will be accessible to everyone, pedestrians, mobility aid users, horse riders and cyclists.
The need for safe and inclusive routes to get on with our lives in an active, healthy and environmentally friendly way has never been as great as it is today. Our disused railways provide the perfect solution for a safe, level off-road network linking towns and villages across Somerset.