Supporting Active Travel and Leisure

We aim to build a fairer, greener and more vibrant Mendip that values our distinctive towns and rural communities.

On June 6th Mendip's Cabinet Board adopted a paper that supported these aims and proposed the Council commence work on an integrated network of multi-user paths around the District in partnership with our City, Town and Parish Councils, as well as the existing voluntary groups and organisations active in the District. These paths aspire to provide motor-free connections along Mendip's busiest commuter routes, enabling safe, healthy, sustainable active travel alternatives to driving for our residents.

Want to help?

If you would like to be involved in the project - by auditing the current paths or sharing knowledge please contact paths@mendip.gov.uk

The Mendip area offers a variety of contrasting landscapes, offering many attractions to those keen on exploring its heritage and visiting the beautiful Towns, Villages, City and vast countryside.
We are looking at options to make the below 14 connections across the District and will be working with the local councils to assess the current state of any existing paths and discuss potential routes and connections. These connections reflect Mendip's busiest commuter corridors and the provision of safe, active travel infrastructure between these points would offer sustainable alternatives in the areas that could have the highest impact in reducing the number of commuter related cars on our roads.