Support the Truth Trail, together we will stop HS2 in its tracks.
What is HS2?
HS2 is a high speed train line intended to offer a faster connection between London, Birmingham and Leeds. HS2 is destroying natural reserves, polluting water systems, making people homeless and is estimated to cost more than £150 billion pounds to the UK taxpayer - yet the British public were never asked. Whilst our national debt increases, our health system is underfunded and the fate of the natural world hangs in the balance HS2 will never be justified.
What is the Truth Trail?
The Truth Trail is a walking journey through the areas due to be impacted by Phase 2a & 2b of HS2’s development. The aim of this trail is to share the truth about HS2, envisioning together a secure future for our homes, landscapes and communities. The trail will provide a safe space for us to share our thoughts, concerns and questions about HS2, as well as to reflect and record stories about the homes and landscapes this project intends to destroy. Learning, conversation and collaboration will be delivered through a diverse week-long program of talks, workshops, performance, art, music, dining and more. Creative outreach activities will be facilitate by the environmental arts collective Undergrowth CIC (https://www.undergrowthcollective.com/).
When and Where is the Truth Trail?
From Saturday 26th June - Saturday 3rd July 2021 a wide range of concerned people from all walks of life will spend 7 days walking from Lichfield - Wigan, following the proposed route of HS2 Phase 2a & 2b. Meanwhile, a group of artists, musicians and environmentalists will be following the walking group to raise awareness of HS2 and support communities along the trail, stopping at designated locations each day. All are welcome to join the trail, or outreach group for a morning, a full day, part time, or the entire time. This is a family friendly event and enthusiastically open to everyone. This is your trail.
How can I help?
We believe in the power of standing in solidarity with others, envisioning and taking action towards a shared future where our communities, landscapes and futures are respected and protected. Along the route we will be sharing talks, workshops and meals fuelled by art, music and education with the aim of bringing together communities to discuss HS2, how this project is set to impact all of our lives and what we can do to stop destruction in its tracks.
To do this to the best of our ability we need your support. The Truth Trail is being organised by a small, committed group of volunteers who have spent months and in some cases years donating their time, energy and personal finances to try to stop HS2.
In the run up to the trail we urgently need your financial support towards the costs of: transportation, food, workshop materials, outreach, promotion, printing costs, equipment, vehicle support, first aid and emergencies. Your donation will support us to make the trail accessible to all who wish to join it, as well as to engage as many individuals and communities as possible along the route.
With your support we will spread the truth about the devastating impacts of this unjust, unwanted, unacceptable project as far and wide as possible.
For more information on the Truth Trail and how to get involved please visit:
For more information on HS2 please visit:
*Stop HS2: http://stophs2.org/
*The Woodland Trust: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/protecting-trees-and-woods/campaign-with-us/hs2-rail-link/
*HS2 Rebellion: https://www.hs2rebellion.earth/
*Stand For the Trees: https://standforthetrees.org/
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