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HS2 planning large nature reserve next to the M25 motorway
HS2 planning large nature reserve next to the M25 motorway

The building site where the HS2 railway dips into a tunnel under the Chilterns is to be turned into a large nature reserve once the construction works have finished.

HS2’s tunnel boring machines arrive in London
HS2’s tunnel boring machines arrive in London

HS2’s first two Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) have arrived in the UK ahead of starting tunneling work next to the M25 early next year.

New photos show HS2’s southern tunnel portal
New photos show HS2’s southern tunnel portal

Initial photos have been released of the building site where HS2 tunnels will dive under the M25 and tunnel their way beneath the Chilterns towards Birmingham.

Day trips from London – West Wycombe & the Hellfire caves
Day trips from London – West Wycombe & the Hellfire caves

A small picturesque village in the Chilterns famous for the deeds of its long time owner, and the notorious hellfire caves.

Day trips from London – The Bridgewater Monument
Day trips from London – The Bridgewater Monument

In the middle of woods can be found a tall stone column, built to honour the man who built the UK’s first industrial canals — Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater.