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"Last Chance (HS)To See"

Thirty years ago the construction of the M40 had an indelible impact upon the landscape of the area. There are so many times since that I wish I'd recorded the landscape before construction, if only to make it easier to convey the state of the area today.
Now HS2 is coming. This time, I am able to record the event.

"Last Chance" collection: Index Central Area North Area South Area Soundscapes About

This map provides access to the images from the 'south' area, between South Heath and Godington.
Click on the numbers on the map to jump to the page for that scene.

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The 'South' Index

Emerging from the 'Chilterns Tunnel' at South Heath, HS2 moves along a cutting along the east side of the Misbourne valley – until it crosses over and falls to ground level south of Wendover. From there it crosses the flat Aylesbury vale, skirting just west of Aylesbury, before passing between the pinch point of the Quainton and Waddesdon hills. Following the existing (freight only) railway line, it crosses the (disused) Oxford to Cambridge line near Calvert – where the depot for the line will be located.

Access to the route between South Heath and Waddesdon is very easy. The Chiltern Line to Great Missenden, Wendover, Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury and Aylesbury Vale stations gives easy access via the numerous footpaths in the area.

North of Aylesbury, past Aylesbury Vale, the number 16 bus from Aylesbury to Steeple Claydon and Marsh Gibbon provides access to much of the rest of the route in north Buckinghamshire.

To view a scene click on one of the numbered blue dots on the map. This will take you to the page for that scene. To return to this index just click 'back'.