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Take a break at Combe Down

Sustrans volunteers with the new picnic benches

Sustrans volunteers with the newly installed picnic benches on the Two Tunnels circuit

29 April 2015

Stopping to take a rest or pausing for a spot of lunch with the family along the Bath Two Tunnels circuit has never been easier, with the new picnic benches installed by some of our volunteers.

Local Sustrans volunteers partnered up with the Two Tunnels community group to install picnic benches at either end of the Combe Down Tunnel on the greenway.

The benches, which have been installed as part of continuous work to improve the path since it’s opening in 2013, are in a perfect spot to allow cyclists and walkers to take a rest or to stop to take a family photo.

Andy Richman, Sustrans volunteer group co-ordinator for the Bath Two Tunnels volunteers group is excited about the installation of the new tables.

Andy says:

"With these new picnic benches, families can stop for a bite to eat whilst cycling along the pathway; and cyclists, walkers and everyone using the Two Tunnels route have somewhere they can meet up or take a rest. It’s a great achievement and we’re grateful to everyone who was involved in funding, designing and installing the benches."

Funding from Abbey Wood based charity MODCARE and Bath and North East Somerset council allowed the volunteers to get the benches made and installed. The tables, which have been designed to reflect the shape of the tunnel, were constructed by Bath College and the benches provided by Sustrans.

The Bath Two Tunnels Sustrans volunteers group - made up of 25 volunteers - and the local community group spent two days preparing and installing the picnic benches, which are now ready to be enjoyed by all.

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