What is the Heritage Greenway (HG)?
The HG will provide an ‘easy access’ route for pedestrians, cyclists, and where possible, horse-riders. It will seek to celebrate and secure the rural setting of Caddington and Slip End, which has high heritage, wildlife and landscape value.
The route will link the communities to each other, with surrounding areas of heritage and wildlife interest; and with Luton. Opportunities will be sought to protect and celebrate the area’s rich heritage and to enhance and create habitats and landscape features. Much more than a linear access path, the HG will seek to be a corridor of great environmental value, with many links to adjacent destinations and features of interest.
What is the aim of the Heritage Greenway?
The aim is for the HG to:
• Be traffic free, un-broken, with no missing links and a minimal number of road crossings
• Be safe and inspire confidence in visitors and offer ‘easy access’ and designated, safe crossing points
• Have the potential for future upgrading to use by cyclists (where not already possible)
• Provide connections between where people live and where they want to travel
• Be clearly signed and easy to follow and well maintained
• Provide enhanced user enjoyment through the provision of information boards and benches in attractive locations
• Where possible provide access for horses, particularly links to existing bridleways
• Be protected from future development and cause no damage to archaeological sites
To read the strategies click here:
HG North Route Project Plan
HG South Route Project Plan