What a joy to read Mr Adams’ letter about Greenways!

He is absolutely right that disused railway lines offer a wonderful opportunity to deliver a green transport network throughout Herefordshire and the Marches. 

To summarise the benefits: Improvements to physical and mental well-being; active travel opportunities to school and work; Reducing accidents; Reducing CO2; Huge economic benefits from tourism. Sustrans, the cycling charity, estimate annual benefits to the 40 km Greenway from Worcester to Leominster of £1.5m pa.


In Herefordshire and the Marches there are separate groups promoting these Greenways: Worcester Bromyard Leominster; Golden Valley; Hereford – Hay-on-Wye; Hay-on-Wye to Brecon.

There is also interest in the Leominster to Kington Greenway. Let us hope that these groups all receive the necessary support from central and local government.

Tom Fisher, Worcester Bromyard Leominster Greenway CIC; Freer Spreckley, Golden Valley Action Group CIC;  Freya Morgan, Llangorse, Andrew Davidson, Kinnersley

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