The Stratford Greenway follows the course of part of the Honeybourne Line, a single track railway built in 1859 by the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway and closed in 1976. Now a trail for walkers and cyclists, the route links the attractive town of Stratford-upon-Avon with the village of Long Marston.
The route is signed southwards from the railway station at Stratford-upon-Avon, and the railway path begins near the racecourse at Seven Meadows Road. If you keep quiet, you may hear the song of the skylarks which nest here. You will cross the Avon using the multispan Stannals Bridge, and then cross the Stour. The route continues through peaceful countryside to the village of Long Marston. The path has become a refuge for wild plants and animals as intensive farming practices drive them out of the surrounding fields, and as well as fruit and walnut trees, you may spot cowslips, knapweed, wild carrot and tansy.
We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.