The Strawberry Line heritage trail

The Strawberry Line is a 10-mile route that takes you through varied landscapes of wildlife-rich wetlands and rural villages between Yatton and Cheddar.

The entire path has a limestone dust that is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. It is used primarily for walking and cycling, though horse riding is permitted along a one mile section between Dolemoor Lane and Carditch Drove, which is between Congresbury and Sandford.

The route

The Strawberry Line follows the dismantled Cheddar Valley Railway Line from Yatton Railway Station to Cheddar, forming part of the national cycle network route 26 (NCN 26).

The majority of the route is designated as a Local Nature Reserve, providing habitats for a diversity of wildlife. The rhynes, or canals, at the Yatton end of the line are designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the national importance of the aquatic plant communities they support.

The eight mile long line is broken in a number of places by the A370, A38 and minor roads.

Starting points

The line can be accessed from the following villages: 

  • Yatton (Yatton Station or Biddle Street)
  • Congresbury (A370 and Dolemoor Lane)
  • Sandford (Carditch Drove, Nye Road, Station Road)
  • Winscombe (Ilex Lane, A371, Recreation Ground, Fullers Lane, King’s Wood, A38)

There are also a number of footpaths and bridleways that link with the route.

Car parking

Parking is available in Winscombe, Sandford, Congresbury and Yatton. The main car parks are the Yatton Railway Station car park (there is a charge for using this car park) and the Winscombe Recreation Ground car park which is free of charge.

There are no designated car parks for the Strawberry Line.