- See & Do
Nature Trail, free entry
The Greenway is a five mile section of what was the old Honeybourne railway line, closed in 1976. The route has been developed by Warwickshire County Council since 1989, working in partnership with Sustrans, to produce a high quality surfaced path suitable for cyclists, walkers and wheelchair users.
It is part of the National Cycle Network, forming a five mile section of the West Midlands Cycle Route, which links Oxford to Derby via Birmingham.
The Greenway is traffic free, but you will need to cross some minor roads along the way. Please r remember that other cyclists, horseriders and walkers will be using the route and you should slow down as you approach them, and sound your bell if necessary.
Circular cycle routes can be taken from the Greenway. These include the Stratford - Ilmington route, through the pretty Cotswold countryside, and the Stratford - Redditch route which includes some canal towpaths.
Car parking is available at the Greenway (which is currently being extended), but please note there is a 2m height restriction at both Seven Meadows and Milcote car parks.
Please note that there are two kissing gates on the Greenway (near Seven Meadows and Milcote car parks) which must be passed through. These can be negotiated by inserting the front wheel into the specially created vertical gap between the hoops, allowing the gate to close behind the bike.
Stratford Greenway is a permissive bridleway between Long Marston and Milcote and, other than two gates near to Seven Meadows and Milcote car parks, there are "horse boxes" constructed adjacent to the gates over which a bicycle can be lifted (they are about 250 mm high).
Bicycles can be hired from Stratford Bike Hire www.stratfordbikehire.com or telephone 07711 776 340.
Seven Meadows car park off the A4390.