Great Progess on the new Waddesdon Greenway Route

Our latest route – Waddesdon Greenway, the new accessible 4km path linking Aylesbury Vale Parkway to Waddesdon Manor – is nearing completion after a hugely productive few months culminating with our work camp in early July with volunteers contributing over 250 days between them in exceptionally hot conditions.

Now two more volunteer weekends have been arranged during August and September.

The July work camp saw the construction of two bridges, 2,000 sandbags filled and used to make headwalls to 26 culverts, and several wooden benches built to go along the route.

Paul Irwin, Buckinghamshire County Council Deputy Cabinet Member for Transport, who hopes to join one of the future volunteer camps, said he was greatly encouraged by the local support for the project.

“When we open the Greenway in September, it will be in no small measure thanks to the volunteers from our community who put a huge effort into making it happen,” said Paul.

The two additional volunteering sessions on 11th & 12th August and 11th & 12th September to ensure the route is fully complete ahead of the formal opening on Thursday 13th September.  Please get in touch via greenwaysandcycleroutes@gmail.com to find out more.

The Waddesdon Greenway is a £1 million partnership between the Greenways and Cycle Routes charity, Buckinghamshire County Council, the Cycle Rail Working Group and the Waddesdon Estate. The official opening is scheduled for September.

Waddesdon Greenway – Construction underway

After weeks of frustratingly wet weather we have finally been able to start constructing the new route. New fencing has been installed at Aylesbury Vale Parkway, and we have started excavating the route over the Fleet Marston Brook.

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Volunteers are welcome to help finish the route by joining us at a workcamp from 29 June to 7 July. All being well the route should be open for the school summer holidays.

email greenwaysandcycleroutes@gmail.com for more information.

 

 

Waddesdon Greenway – planning permission granted

We have the go-ahead from Aylesbury Vale District Council for the Waddesdon Greenway, which will link Aylesbury Vale Parkway station and Wadddesdon Manor with a 4km route running across fields and through parkland.

Greenways trustees John Grimshaw and Caroline Levett with Councillor Paul Irwin, Jack Mayhew from Bucks CCC and Pippa from Waddesdon Manor

Work should start in February, and volunteers will be welcome to join a workcamp from 29 June to 8 July to finish the route. Contact greenwaysandcycleroutes@gmail.com for more information.

https://www.mix96.co.uk/news/local/2479308/1m-pathway-between-aylesbury–waddesdon-gets-go-ahead/