Veteran eco warrior Swampy is due in court next month after being hauled from a 26 metre high tree house on the proposed route of the High Speed 2 rail line.

He and eight other protesters had set up camp in the beech tree in the 1.8 hectare Jones’ Hill Wood, between Wendover and Great Missenden, in the Chiltern Hills.

Specially-trained climbing police officers clambered up the tree to bring them down on Thursday last week.

The wood was the inspiration for Roald Dahl’s children story Fantastic Mr Fox.

Swampy, 47, was charged with aggravated trespass under his name of Dan Hooper, along with four others.

Thames Valley Police said: “The following five people were each charged with a single count of aggravated trespass". They are:

- Alice Crawshawe, aged 21, of Egerton Road, Manchester

- Veronica Tombolan, aged 23, of Kings Lane, The Lee

- Anne Kahn, aged 22, of Kings Lane, The Lee

- Dan Hooper, aged 47, of London Road, Wendover

- Ella Russell, aged 25, of Kings Lane, The Lee

All five were released on bail, to appear in High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court on November 16.

Additionally, Richard Fox, 29, of Fore Street, Yealmpton, Plymouth, was charged with obstructing/ resisting a constable in execution of duty.

He was also released on bail and is due to appear at High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court on November 16.

Two others appeared at High Wycombe magistrates’ court on Friday, October 9, accused of breaching bail.

Dana Patel, prosecuting, said that at previous hearing the two men had been bailed not to interfere with the workings on an HS2 site.

Newbury Green Party councillor Steve Masters of West Mills, Newbury, was found not to have breached his bail from a previous protest by magistrate Bernard Crossey.

His lawyer Audrey Mogan argued no workers were present at the time the protesters were removed.

He was bailed by the court. He has also been charged with aggravated trespass.

William Harewood, 30, of Jones Hill Wood, Wendover, was charged with breach of bail.

His lawyer Audrey Mogan argued that he had been bailed by the court to the address in the tree house where he had been living for three months.

He was also found not to have breached his bail conditions.

He is also accused of aggravated trespass, criminal damage, assault, obstructing police and interfere/ misuse something provided to meet statutory health safety or welfare provision.

He is due to appear in court with the other defendants.

Both men are back in court on November 20.

A 38-year-old man from Wendover was arrested on suspicion of two counts of assault, criminal damage and possession of class B drugs. He has been released under investigation.

Meanwhile, 21 people were charged in connection with a separate protest at the HS2 construction site near the M25 on Friday, October 9.

The demonstration started at the HS2 site at around 7am, with protesters reportedly assembling "large structures with complex lock-on devices to block entrances".

The site was cleared of protesters by 3pm, Herts Police said.

Twenty-one people were charged under Section 241 of the Trade Union Act for "compelling another person to abstain from doing an act which that person had a legal right to do".

One person from Bucks was charged - Bethany Croarkin, 25, of Denham Court Drive, Denham.

The others were:

- Morgan Trowland, aged 37, of Massie Road, Hackney, London

- Janet Payne, aged 41, of Llangammarch, Powys, Wales

- Amanda Fox, aged 49, of Kilderkin Way, Norwich, Norfolk

- Anne Taylor, aged 71, of Walton Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire

- Jessica Causby, aged 24, of Longfield Avenue, Walthamstow, London

- Tam Millar, aged 57, of no fixed address

- Theresa Norton, aged 62, of Esplanade Gardens, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

- Joanne Murphy, aged 55, of Sibson Road, Greater Manchester

- Rebecca House, aged 33, of Rutland Road, South Hackney, London

- Jessica Upton, aged 59, of Chester Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire

- Marcus Decker, aged 31, of no fixed address

- Alisha Belte, aged 22, of no fixed address

- Gabriella Ditton, aged 26, of Silver Road, Norwich, Norfolk

- Samuel Nicholson, aged 34, of Woodmansterne Road, Streatham, London

- Terry Hilton, aged 36, of no fixed address

- Simon Morgan, aged 30, of Ripon Road, West Green, London

- Roger Ings, aged 48, of Dore View, Dorstone, Herefordshire

- Piers Clifford, aged 58, of Spode Lane, Cowden, Kent

- Two teenagers under the age of 18 who cannot be named for legal reasons

They have all been released on bail with conditions including not to interfere with the works or operations of any HS2 site, and not to go within 500 metres of the HS2 site in Hertfordshire.