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HS2 will ‘destroy’ six walks
12:00pm Saturday 21st July 2012 in News
Anti High Speed Rail campaigners have created a leaflet of walks “highlighting the consequences of building the proposed” rail link.
Produced by Brackley firm Global Mapping and South Northamptonshire Council, the idea is to show people a series of six walks, which would be destroyed if the rail scheme goes ahead.
The £6bn London-Birmingham link would cut across north-east Oxfordshire between Finmere and Mixbury.
Alan Smith, Global Mapping’s managing director, said: “I thought it would be useful for walkers to know where the line was going and also residents and visitors just how much of an impact HS2 was going to have.”
Fellow walker Tim Pridmore, a warden for the Wildlife Trust, said: “This is so sad. On some walks you hear literally nothing. Trains every four minutes are going to ruin that.”