Safer path for Haddenham nature reserve

Offical opening of footpath from Haddenham and Thame Parkway Station to Snakemoor Nature Reserve - pictured is Michael Whitney cutting the ivy ribbon
Offical opening of footpath from Haddenham and Thame Parkway Station to Snakemoor Nature Reserve - pictured is Michael Whitney cutting the ivy ribbon

AROUND 100 supporters gathered to celebrate the opening of a new path at a village nature reserve at the weekend.

The path is set up to provide a safe and pleasant route from the station to the reserve. Until now, people have had to walk or cycle alongside fast moving traffic.

Robyn Thorogood, volunteer manager of Snakemoor held a celebration party at the reserve with support from the Big Lottery Fund and the Haddenham Beer Festival.

The path was opened by Michael Whitney, who started the reserve in 1987, by cutting a garland of Ivy strung across the path.

At the reserve, councillor Margaret Aston said how they had all been pleased to support the new path and how it was recognised that the nature reserve had become a real asset to the area.

Lady Cynthia Floud, chairman of the Haddenham Safe Walking and Cycling Group, said how pleased they were to have gained another path, adding to a number of linking paths created over the last 10 years or so.

But the nature reserve is still looking to improve and get a safe cycle route to Thame, for which there has already been a lot of support.

Organisations and events that funded the path include Haddenham Beer Festival, McCormick UK, the parish council and Haddenham Mummers.