Somerset Rail to Trail Project

The Rail to Trail project is a group committed to transforming disused railways into 21st century travel networks. This aligns closely to our own Aims within Railway Ramblers – specifically:

  • To encourage interest in the walking and conservation of disused railway lines
  • To bring to the attention of the appropriate authorities those disused lines which we consider to be suitable for conversion into public footpaths or cycleways

The project hopes to create a level path allowing walkers, cyclists, mobility scooter and wheelchair users, runners and horse riders to travel safely away from traffic between towns and villages across Somerset.

In July 2020 the following letter was sent to the Prime Minister setting out their intentions – click below to download


Since this letter was sent to the Prime Minister, John Grimshaw’s Greenways & Cycleroutes charity has begun work on the ‘Somerset Circle’.

Click for the link to The Somerset Rail to Trail Project website