AMBITIOUS plans to re-open the old railway line between Worcester and Leominster have been set in motion as a working group set out its aims for the route.

It is hoped some of the old line, which served places such as Bromyard, Rowden Mill and Steens Bridge, could be re-opened for the use of walkers, cyclists and horseriders.

Tom Fisher, one of the three people who formed the working group, said all they have really done so far is make a statement of intent, and have been pleased with the reaction from locals.

"It's a fantastic route through beautiful countryside and the idea would be to create all-purpose route which would be economically beneficial to the area," he said.

"We're right at the start of the journey. The reception has been overwhelmingly positive, it really seems to have enthused a lot of people around Bromyard.

"We've had a meeting of the initial team, but we've got to work out an actual plan, costs and methodology."

The working group admitted they had a huge challenge ahead of them, but Mr Fisher, who lives near Bromyard, said he wasn't daunted by it.

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