Last updated September 22, 2021
The new Greenway from Burton Green to the Berkswell end is now complete. All other temporary diversions are now closed. The new Greenway is beautiful and has a lovely surface; perfect for cycling, running and walking (also for wheelchairs and pushchairs). It is completely fenced in, so it remains to be seen how the wildlife will cope. The road crossings at Waste Lane, Hob Lane and Red Lane must be seen to be believed.
The route is winding and undulating; apparently following the field boundaries in order to minimise disruption to farmers’ fields. There are benches, so one can sit and contemplate the vagaries of HS2, and there are blue signs: National Cycle Network 523. It is amusing to note the plethora of cycleway signs at the Berkswell end, where there are footpaths with kissing gates, as it is illegal to ride a bike along a footpath. Apparently, there are plans to extend the cycleway to Berkswell Station.
Walkers are advised to acquaint themselves with the new route before setting out to negotiate this section of A Coventry Way.
There is more information about this on the HS2 in Warwickshire website.
There is no longer any access to the Greenway from any of the paths on the North East side.