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...on the Strawberry Line (now National Cycle Network - route 26) running through North Somerset and Somerset, in the South West of England. You can just about make out the old platform ramp, almost buried beneath a lush growth of ivy, blackberries and all sorts of other wonderful plants! The Strawberry Line Trail currently runs from Yatton to Cheddar, mostly following the route of the old Strawberry Line Railway. There is an ongoing campaign to get the trail extended all the way to Shepton Mallet, via Wells is Somerset: Here you go...You can sign the petition, if you want! http://www.thestrawberryline.org.uk/index.php
Nature returns along the route of an old, long abandoned railway line. The A371 Axbridge By-pass follows the route of the long abandoned Strawberry Line Railway in Somerset, S.W. England. Here to the North of the town of Axbridge, several different fruit trees can be found growing wild alongside the main road, where the railway line was originally cut into the hillside. The photo shows some kind of wild apple, (Quince or Crab Apple?) There are also several other kinds of apple and pair trees growing right alongside the road - not to mention blackberries and all sorts of other goodies! But if you want to stop and pick them, you will need to be on a bicycle, not in a car. Or you could try walking! And, if you are on a bike, you will need to be going slowly - not racing around like the wind with your tight racing tights on - and your streamlined flashy helmet - trying to go just as fast as the flippin cars all the time?!!!