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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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This is the first of our short season of the Greenways in Wawickshire. We meet at Coventry station at 11.30 and catch the 11.42 train which arrives at Berkswell station at 12.11. Then we walk to the RAILWAY INN, just next door.

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The Railway Inn at Berkswell
At 12.45 we cross the road and start the walk by going through the gate alongside Carstin's Garage.
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The start of our walk
Through three fields we soon approach the Greenway, which is actually the old railway branch from Balsall Common to Kenilworth. There is little sign now that it was once a railway; it is straight and level, but apart from that there is only a few bits of masonry, a couple of sleepers that must have lain there rotting away for fifty years or more and a concrete shed as we approach Kenilworth.
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The Greenway
the signpost at cromwell lane
The signpost at Cromwell Lane
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The footbridge over the Kenilworth Road
We pass Beechwood Farm, then an electricity sub station and pass under Common Lane bridge. This would give access to the Peeping Tom at Burton Green, but the bridge is high above the Greenway, so there is a long incline to climb to reach the road level and then the pub is a good distance from the bridge, perhaps half a mile, so I think it best to carry on here.
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Common Lane Bridge
Soon we come to the point where, if you look left you can see the University of Warwick with Coventry behind it, and if you look right you can just make out Kenilworth Castle. Then we pass through Crackley Wood and approach Kenilworth past the Common and over the ford to Forge Lane.
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Kenilworth Common
the ford
The Ford over Finham Brook at Forge Lane
the ford
Mill End, the end of our walk - well almost...
Here at Mill End, after an hour and a half's walk, we have the delights of the ENGINE, COTTAGE and WYANDOTTE before catching the bus back.
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The Engine
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The Cottage Inn
PHOTO OF THE WYANDOTTE pub
The Wyandotte
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