Ramble on against High Speed 2

Artists impression of HS2 at Berkswell Station

Hundreds of walkers will be descending on Burton Green from all directions this weekend as part of a massive ramble party organised by local HS2 Action Groups along the proposed route of the non-stop London to Birmingham High Speed line. Organisers have put together a programme of walks through open countryside affected by the route, setting out from places including Hampton-in-Arden, Balsall Common and Kenilworth and converging on a post-walk party at Burton Green Village Hall.

Organisers say the walks taking place this Sunday offer participants the chance to say no to HS2, raise awareness of the impact of the new line, witness the countryside that’s under threat, help raise fighting funds and to unite and fight against the scheme. Walkers locally have the option of setting off at 10:30 from Patrick Farm in Hampton-in-Arden, or Balsall Common around lunchtime. For full details of the Hampton and Balsall Common walks see the ramble route directions at the Heart of England Action Group website.

Participants are also invited to join the end-of-walk party at Burton Green Village Hall, where they will find a folk music session, family entertainment, sandwiches, tea, cakes and licensed bar.

Other walks taking place locally set off from Diddington Hill, The Peeping Tom (Burton Green), Stoneleigh, Crackley Woods (Kenilworth), The Virgins and Castle (Kenilworth). For details fo these walks including accompanying Google Maps visit this page at walkjogrun.net

Further information about these walks locally and more taking place nationally is also available at http://www.walkhs2.co.uk/page004.html