Suffolk County Council have officially launched a new off-road path for walkers and cyclists by reconstructing a bridleway in Bury St Edmunds. The £150k project involved resurfacing using recycled materials and installing new environmentally friendly outdoor solar lighting.

Suffolk Highways worked closely with West Suffolk Council to develop the new path which links through to Sustrans National Cycle Route 13. The traffic-free route connects south-east Bury St Edmunds with a business park on the outer edge of town and the Moreton Hall estate. The work to reconstruct the bridleway began on Monday, October 21, and lasted for seven weeks.

Lakeside Group supplied Suffolk County Council with 80 solar powered ground lights from their solareye80 range for them to trial. The environmentally friendly lighting provides low-level illumination, guiding the way for path users along the bridleway.


Will Clarke, Solareye80 Product Specialist at Lakeside Group, commented, “We are delighted to work with Suffolk County Council by helping them to improve their outdoor lighting on their newly reconstructed bridleway. Solareye80 can be fitted on almost any path, including unbound surfaces, so is a perfect option for those looking to delineate a cycle path or footpath without the cost or upheaval of traditional street lighting. What’s more, it’s a friendly option for the environment.”