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Saturday 14th January
RAR 255
COVENTRY'S GBG

Meet at Greyhound, Sutton Stop, 12 noon
Sunday 5th February
HW 55
SNOWDROPS AT ALLESLEY

Meet at The Brooklands, Kingsbury Road, 12 noon.
Saturday 18th February
RAR 256
STATFORD TO WELFORD ON AVON

National Express 460 bus departs Pool Meadow Stand B 11:00am arrives Stratford 11:25am (X18 takes 1 hour 35 mins!!)

The No.27 bus leaves Welford at 3:16pm and arrives Stratford 3:29pm (opposite Maypole)
5:50pm arrives 6:12pm
6:09pm arrives 6:46pm

The X18 bus leaves B439 (Binton turn) at 3:19pm arrives Stratford at 3:56pm. This stop is supposedly 20 mins walk from Welford.
3:49pm arrives 4:26pm
4:24pm arrives 5:01pm
4:54pm arrives 5:31pm

The 6:30pm No. 460 National Express arrives Coventry 7:00pm
Saturday 18th March
RAR 257
WELFORD ON AVON TO BIDFORD ON AVON

National Express 460 bus departs Pool Meadow Stand B 11:00am arrives Stratford 11:25am

The 11:54am X18 bus from Stratford arrives B439 (Binton turn) at 12:07pm
Saturday 15th April
RAR 258
BIDFORD ON AVON TO HARVINGTON

National Express 460 bus departs Pool Meadow Stand B 11:00am arrives Stratford 11:25am

The 11:54am X18 bus from Stratford arrives Bidford 12:11pm
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RAR 245 Wilmcote to Bishopston

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This is the penultimate canal walk as we reach the outskirts of Stratford. We meet at Coventry station at 10:15am to catch the 10:30am for Birmingham. Changing to Moor Street we arrive at Wilmcote at 12:15pm and walk to the MARY ARDEN for 12:20pm

Leaving at 12:45pm we walk back to the canal and follow it as it locks down though the Wilmcote flight towards the Avon at Stratford. At bridge 63, the Bishopton Lane bridge, we leave the towpath and take a footpath on the opposite bank. The first few yards are somewhat precarious as it hugs the canal bank, but it soon becomes easier as it leaves the canal side and then follows Shottery Brook. Here we join Trevelyan Crescent in the housing estate at Bishopton on the outskirts of Stratford. We turn right into Drayton Avenue and arrive at the SQUIRREL, which is at the end of a row of shops. I have allowed a rather generous hour for this stretch.

Leaving the Squirrel at 2:15pm we continue along Drayton Avenue past the other end of Trevelyan Crescent. Then, opposite Bishop Close, an access road takes us to a footpath to Bishopton Lane. We turn right and follow the lane to Spa Farm, where a path takes us to the Stratford Bypass. We have to cross this to the access road for Cophams Hill Farm. Where it bridges a stream we follow the stream right to the canal. We turn left and follow the canal all the way back to bridge 60. After this we cross a field and then a stream using the canal embankment. We go diagonally across the next field, through a field with a pond and follow a fenced path, somewhat overgrown (Secateurs Fred) to emerge in the back garden of Brookfield, a house. Now we are back at the MARY ARDEN. We can also try the PLOUGH before our return to Coventry.

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