This informal park was originally part of the Somerset and Dorset Railway Line which ran from Bath Green Park Station, now the site of Sainsbury’s, to Bournemouth, which closed in 1966.  After considerable construction work and the closure of the tunnel entrance, the area was laid out as a ribbon of countryside through the city and was planted with many indigenous plants.  The Linear Park has now become a very popular area for residents, especially for walking and jogging, as the park is by definition straight, with only gentle gradients. It starts in Bellotts Road in Twerton, runs through East Twerton and Moorfields as far as Bloomfield Road on the Bear Flat. The Linear Park forms a section of the picturesque Two Tunnels Greenway, a four-mile stretch of disused railway line, which includes Combe Down tunnel - at over a mile long it's the longest cycling and walking tunnel in Britain and features an interactive light and sound installation. 

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