Stop HS2 campaigner and founding member Lizzy Williams will begin walking the entire route of the proposed High Speed Rail Link between London and Birmingham on Wednesday 1st September. WALKHS2 is the brainchild of Lizzy after discussing a walk with fellow HS2 objectors across the country and abroad on Facebook shortly after the HS2 plans were announced on 11th March this year. In addition, a WALKHS2 ‘walk the line’ weekend will take place on the weekend of 10th, 11th & 12th September. For details of walks please visit www.walkhs2.co.uk. Anyone who opposes HS2, or is undecided and wants to see exactly what is at stake, is encouraged to take part and Action Groups up and down the country are joining in this positive action event designed to highlight the widespread opposition throughout the country.
To coincide with Lizzy’s walk southwards, action groups in Warwickshire have also organised a walk of the Kenilworth Greenway to Burton Green taking place on Sunday 5th September. Various groups are looking forward to welcoming Lizzy on her way and she is also looking forward to meeting as many people as possible including various celebrities affected. Lizzy aims to have reached the Battle of Edgcote Reinactment on Saturday September 11th in Chipping Warden, Near Banbury. The Battle of Edgcote site is directly threatened by the HS2 proposal and lies just two miles west of her home in South Northamptonshire. Lizzy then hopes to carry on, meeting fellow campaigners from the Chiltern Society in Amersham and all the way down to London.