Pier to Pier Way

Tutshill greenway is currently closed. The final works and safety checks are nearing completion.

All sections of the Pier to Pier Way are expected to be fully open by late June 2024.

The Pier to Pier Way is a new 13-mile cycle route linking Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon. It is aimed at commuters, leisure users and tourists. It will form the central section of the North Somerset coastal towns cycle route, featuring quiet roads and traffic-free sections.

With the Brean Down Way already completed, it means an attractive direct cycle route will soon exist all the way from Brean to Clevedon. In the future we hope to extend the route to Portishead joining existing routes to Bristol.

This has been funded by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, Sustrans, National Highways and North Somerset Council.


Key parts of the route

The complete route will be fully marked with bespoke ‘Pier to Pier’ signing. The key parts of the route are:

Weston-super-Mare Promenade

Leaving the Grand Pier, the route follows the Promenade to Marine Lake. It can be a busy shared space so please ride with care and consideration for others.

Kewstoke Road and lanes to Tutshill greenway

From Marine Lake, cyclists join Kewstoke Road. This includes the former ‘Toll Road’ and has cliffs down to the sea. The road is usually quiet, has a 25mph speed limit, and expansive views across the Bristol Channel.

At the southern end of Kewstoke Road you can pause at Prince Consort Gardens and enjoy the views. You can also view Birnbeck Pier which is now being renovated and will once again become the home to the RNLI. If walking, there is an alternative parallel footpath through Weston Woods.

Kewstoke village can be found at the opposite end of Kewstoke Road. From here (or Lower Norton lane if coming from Clevedon), you can take a diversion from the main route and follow the signs to Sand Bay and Sand Point. Both links can be busy with traffic in the holiday season.

Kewstoke Road, through the village of Kewstoke, and the lanes to the Tutshill greenway are generally quiet but can have traffic at peak times.

Tutshill greenway – expected to open by late June 2024

This is a new one-mile traffic-free route crossing the Yeo and Oldbridge rivers. It is based on the former Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Railway. This link allows pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians to avoid the busy A370 and save four miles on their usual journey.

At the rivers, the route uses the sluice crossings. There is wooden screening with observation points to avoid disturbance of bird life. Birds that can be found in the area include Redshank, Dunlin, Curlew and Shelduck.

Please do not try to gain access to the greenway before it has officially opened. The land is private, the route incomplete, and is currently a construction site. We are working as quickly as possible to open it.

Lanes from Tutshill greenway to Clevedon

Quiet lanes take you from the greenway towards Clevedon. Be aware of farm traffic and that some sections are narrow with adjacent rhines.

You can continue into Clevedon via roads for a more direct route to the Pier and also join a path to the Town Centre. Alternatively, follow the Clevedon coastal defences and Marshalls Field paths.

Clevedon coastal sea defences and Marshalls Field paths

Follow 1 ½ miles of newly upgraded path with spectacular views across the Severn Estuary. On high spring tides and during stormy weather, the sea defences path could be flooded or dangerous. During this time, the road option will need to be followed. Both options will be fully signposted.

Marshalls Field to Clevedon Seafront

The route follows Old Church Road and Elton Road. Clevedon Marine Lake is easily reached from the route as you approach Clevedon Seafront. Further cycle route improvements along this section will be developed with local input.

You’ll then arrive at the Clevedon Seafront road called The Beach. The Beach has recently been reconfigured and includes a two-way segregated cycle path and a reduction in traffic.

On this road is Clevedon Pier, Britain’s only Grade One listed pier. It marks the start or finish of the Pier to Pier Way.

You can continue on ½ mile to Hill Road, which has some great cafés, restaurants and shops. This has newly widened footways, a contraflow cycle lane, and is part of a 20mph zone.

For further information on the Pier to Pier Way, please email sustainable.travel@n-somerset.gov.uk.