April 2022. Shepton Viaducts Trail, Somerset.

This summer, John Grimshaw’s charity ‘Greenways and Cycleroutes Ltd’ will be running a number of workcamps in order to construct a new railway path from the A37 on the east side of Shepton Mallet (ST 626437) to the north end of Ham Woods Viaduct (ST 609454), where a connection will be made with footpaths that lead to the east and west. This new route may be only 1½ miles long, but will include Bath Road Viaduct, Winsor Hill Tunnel (the original, northbound bore) and Ham Woods Viaduct. RR members who wish to join the workcamps should keep an eye on the volunteer-dates-and-locations page of the charity’s website. (James Winstanley)