Waddesdon Greenway Opens & Plans for the Future
Waddesdon Greenway was formally opened by Transport Minister, Jesse Norman, who’s responsible for walking and cycling on 13th September. The project was funded by the Department for Transport as part of a scheme to connect rural communities to their nearest rail station.
The 4km route from Aylesbury Vale Parkway Station to Waddesdon Manor, allows cyclists and walkers to travel across beautiful countryside in a traffic-free environment and was completed with the much appreciated help of volunteers who helped to build two bridges, four benches and fill and lay 3,000 sandbags for 25 culvert headwalls. Over the winter hedges and trees will be planted along the route to provide some much needed shelter and shade.
A Waddesdon Greenway Supporters Group is being set up to help with the ongoing success and maintenance of the route.
John Grimshaw, founder of Sustrans and the driving force behind the Waddesdon Greenway project, is now looking at the opportunities to extend the route, eventually linking from Steeple Claydon to Thame, Wendover and beyond. In future the Waddesdon Greenway will become the centre of a hub of quiet routes linking local communities from Calvert to Amersham, Westcott to Haddenham
How can you support this project?
- Use the Waddesdon Greenway
- Help us to keep the Greenway looking good, by collecting any litter or cutting back stray brambles as you pass
- Raise awareness of the path and potential expansion by talking about it to families, friends and colleagues
- Organise events on the route for local schools, or as a sponsored ride venue
- Join our regular volunteer sessions to maintain the path
- Discuss the potential routes with your local councillors, to make sure they are aware of the opportunities
- Like our Facebook page to keep up to date on the latest events and development (search for Waddesdon Greenway)
You can get in touch via the Waddesdon Greenway Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest in joining the Supporters Group, joining the hedge planting volunteer weekend from 30 November – 3 December or to get in touch with John Grimshaw to lend some local input into the plans for the future cycle routes.