Walking route between two rivers opened by Friends

PUBLISHED: 08:00 21 July 2019 | UPDATED: 17:30 22 July 2019

The Land Yeo Friends and family on the inauguration walk of the Two Rivers Walk. Picture: Land Yeo Friends

The Land Yeo Friends and family on the inauguration walk of the Two Rivers Walk. Picture: Land Yeo Friends

Land Yeo Friends

A walking route between two rivers in Clevedon has opened after almost two decades of work.

The Land Yeo Friends (LYF) is delighted its Two Rivers Walk, which takes in the Land Yeo and the Blind Yeo rivers, is up and running.

The route is complete after nearly 20 years of work to access funding and gain planning permission.

The Friends has had support from farmers, Clevedon Town Council and North Somerset Council as well as the Avon Wildlife Trust and the Environment Agency.

The walk is complete with signs, kissing gates and Bristol gates all in position ready to be used.

At the end of June, a group of the Friends was joined by staff and children from the Barn Youth Centre in Clevedon and friends and family for the Two Rivers Walk.

A map and guide has been produced by the Friends to delineate the route and it is possible to do the walk in stages rather than complete the entire six miles in one go.

LYF member David Robinson said: "It has long been the dream of one of the founder members of Clevedon's volunteer group The Land Yeo Friends, to put together a walk which takes in Clevedon's two rivers, the Land Yeo and the Blind Yeo.

"It is all ready for all of you to get out in the fresh air for exercise and enjoyment of the wild flowers and wildlife."

The route is suitable for dogs but they should be kept on a lead.

Walkers are asked to keep to the path when going through fields as some will contain livestock.

The Friends is asking people to abide by the country code when out walking and to make sure all gates are closed behind them. They are also encouraged to make use of the appropriate bins for dog mess and litter.

The Friends was formed in 2003 with the aim to maintain and enhance the Land Yeo river.

The focus was to remove debris, foliage and maintain water levels, with the agreement of the council.

Improvements have been made to the water quality which has drawn more wildlife back to the area.

The LYF will meet on August 5 at 7.30pm in the Curzon's Oak Room, in Old Church Road.

To download the map and route, visit The Land Yeo Friends website at www.landyeofriends.org

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