DAY SEVEN – Tuesday 7th SEPTEMBER 2010
Warwickshire: Lizzy will be starting the day at Park Farm in Stareton at 10am.
Stop HS2 campaigner Lizzy Williams has today (1st September) started her marathon walk of the entire route of the proposed High Speed Rail Link, just north of Lichfield in Staffordshire where HS2 will join up with the West Coast Mainline.
Lizzy intends to walk the entire mainline route of HS2 before coming back to walk the Birmingham Spur to coincide with Conservative Party Conference.
In conjunction with her marathon walk, a series of walks are being planned up and down the route
On 5th September, a mass walk is planned on the Kenilworth Greenway to get to Burton Green. Burton Green is one of the many villages which will be destroyed by HS2 and the Kenilworth Greenway, as part of the Sustrans ‘Connect 2’ network won lottery funding on the ITV “Peoples £50m Lottery” programme in 2007, but it work has not been completed due to the threat of HS2
However, the main Walk HS2 weekend will be held over 10-12th September, with events being planned up and down the route, including walks in Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire & Northamptonshire. Events are being added all the time as areas of significance such as the Chilterns and the site of the Battle of Edgecote (which will have a reinactment that weekend) are under threat.
For details of Lizzys progress and a list (which is being added to) of public walks, please visit walkhs2.co.uk
BBC WM (Radio, with Paul Franks, September 2nd. Clip starts at 1:05.50)
BBC, Anti-HS2 campaigner to walk route
BBC WM (Radio, with Ed Doolan, September 1st. Clip starts at time index 1.42.50)
BBC Coventry & Warwickshire iPlayer (Radio, Breakfast with Tim & Marion, September 1st. Clip starts at time index 2.50.10)
Southam News, Anti High Speed Rail Campaigner to walk entire proposed route of HS2
Spaghetti Gazetti, Anti-High Speed Rail protester to walk route
My Brum, Anti-HS2 campaigner to walk route
India Times (yes really!), Anti-HS2 campaigner to walk route
Wopular, Anti-HS2 campaigner to walk route