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New walking and cycling route reclaims old fly tipping hotspot

New walking and cycling route reclaims old fly tipping hotspot

Swansea Council has transformed a hillside in the city, into an exciting and picturesque walking and cycling route. The site, known locally as the Ravine,…

Monday, Aug 15

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Swansea Council has transformed a hillside in the city, into an exciting and picturesque walking and cycling route.

The site, known locally as the Ravine, in the Townhill community, has been reclaimed by the new route which was funded through the Welsh Government’s Active Travel initiative.

Surrounded by trees and green landscape, the 1.4km shared use route zig zags down a steep embankment, linking Gors Avenue to Gwent Road.

Walkers and cyclists of all ages can now easily travel between both roads avoiding main roads and also enjoying the views across the city while they travel.

Andrew Stevens, Cabinet Member for Environment & Infrastructure, said: “This route is one of the more challenging that we have created. Our aim was to link up two sections of the community that are at very different levels in height.

“It’s a steep location and so we have created a zig zag style path which can now be used by everyone.

“In years gone by, the Ravine has been a hot spot for fly tipping. Hopefully, now we have opened it up and reclaimed the site, we will see less of this type of behaviour.”The Ravine is one of a number of walking and cycling routes completed in recent months.A new section of active travel route has been created along Jersey Road in Bonymaen, providing an essential link to nearby walking and cycling routes, making it easier for children to walk and cycle to school.A further route has been created in Morriston, running alongside the River Tawe.Earlier this […]

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