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Wye Valley route not dead yet

19 May 2014 Sustrans Chepstow Monmouth
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The South Wales Argus reports that the dream of a cycleway along the Wye Valley could still be alive. The disused railway trackbed from Chepstow to Tintern has long been proposed for reuse as a cycle route, but planning objections scuppered a Lottery-funded scheme in 2010, and since then a major landslip at Tidenham Tunnel has created a physical barrier to rebuilding. However, the Argus quotes Sustrans’ Matt Hemsley: “It’s not something we are actively working on, but it is something we are always happy to talk about with local groups and councils. It is a challenging project, but one that would prove popular for everyday use, leisure and tourism.”

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