Underground cable through Mendips AONB – public footpaths

We have built a temporary haul road along the route of the underground cable, and temporary traffic access points off the A38 at Tarnock and the A368 Towerhead Road at Sandford. The haul road allows us to move traffic off main roads directly into the construction areas, limiting our use of the local road network.

The haul road crosses the public footpaths listed below. To avoid any disruption, we are keeping them open and will escort walkers safely across the construction area during working hours.

  • Mead Lane (AX29/48/10)
  • Max Mill Lane (sections AX3/21/10 and AX3/4/20)
  • River Axe (section AX2/15)
  • River Axe (PROW AX/21/3
  • Castle Hill/Winscombe cemetery (AX3/22/103/30
  • Banwell Wood (AX3/53/30)