A feasibility study to examine a proposed cycle route from Feniton to Ottery to Tipton to Sidmouth, will help move the project forward another step.
Sustrans has agreed to invest £10,000 to test how easy it would be to create a cycleway along the old railway line and establish the various options that the route might take, bearing in mind that the old railway line closed in the 1960s.
It is exciting news that Sustrans have offered to do this and it should help considerably with our efforts to get the Otter Trail project moving.
In the meantime, if you haven’t yet signed up to the cycleway petition, please do so here - every signature helps! Petition | Otter Trail
Photograph: Part of the old railway line in woodland between Feniton and Ottery St Mary.