The Peregrine Path
Monmouth to Symonds Yat East
Sustrans has opened a level riverside route along the former railway line between Hadnock Road, Monmouth, and Symonds Yat East.
The path is an example of how such a route can blend harmoniously with the environment, providing a safe and healthy alternative and encouraging cars to be left at home.
For more information visit www.wyevalleyaonb.org.uk
Two Tunnels Greenway
Currently being built in Bath
The Two Tunnels route will use an old rail trackbed to burrow beneath Combe Down - the high ground south of the city - creating an almost level and direct route between the city centre of Bath and the Midford valley, 2½ miles south of the city.
For more information visit www.twotunnels.org.uk
The Strawberry Line
Yatton to Axbridge & Cheddar
Sections of the Strawberry Line have been used by walkers and cyclists for 20 years or more but the path was improved (more durable and wider surfaces) and completed in 2006.
The Leith Railway Path
Balerno to Edinburgh
The Leith Railway Path is part of the Water of Leith and Union Canal. It opened in two stages; Balerno to the outskirts of Edinburgh in 1996, and the outskirts into the city centre in 2002.
One of the reasons why I am in favour of a valley floor cycle path is that I want cyclists to be able to enjoy the Wye Valley in the same way that car drivers can but without posing a risk to themselves or other road users.