This proposal from Newent Cycling Group (NCG) has been planned, researched and developed over ten years.
It seeks to create two crucial link routes to bring safe commuting and recreational cycling between Newent and Gloucester. The route will significantly improve connections with the Forest of Dean and the Sustrans National Cycle Network (NCN routes 41 and 45) in and around Gloucester. It will further attract recreational cyclists and allow commuters to enjoy some of the best cycling experiences in the country.
Full details of the proposal can be found in the latest brochure.
The B4215 route between Newent and Gloucester is a treacherous road for all but the most seasoned cyclists. The proposed route offers a safe and accessible alternative by means of these two crucial links.
Hooks Lane Link
The first link is to provide a dedicated cycle/pedestrian path at Hooks Lane alongside a dangerous 320 metre section
of the B4215.
Hartpury – Maisemore Greenway
The proposal is to surface an existing bridleway between Hartpury and Maisemore to create a route suitable for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
This gallery of photographs shows the current condition of the bridleway.