We are considering further feasibility studies for Phase 4 to look at options for the whole of the gap between the current end of the path at Great Elm and what will be the end of Phase 3. This would be useful to present to potential large funders such as the Lottery or Highways England. We have also met with cycling organisations such as Love to Ride and Cyclescheme to look at possible funding sources.
Phase 4 will have to include the crucial crossing of that barrier to sustainable transport, the A362.
The County Council have ruled out a crossing with signals at road level due to a combination of fast traffic and poor visibility around bends. This seems to leave options of a bridge or a tunnel. We also need to cross the Mells River, and probably Coalash Lane and Jacks Lane.