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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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photoGrinshill is a small village, hill and civil parish in Shropshire, England, United Kingdom. The parish is one of the smallest in the district near to the village of Clive. The A49 runs just to the east of the village. The hill at Grinshill rises to 192m above sea level giving spectacular views. Stone has been quarried here since at least the twelfth century.
This walk is probably best approached on the train to Yorton, from Shrewsbury in the south; or Wem or Crewe in the north. Yorton is a request stop, so you will have to make sure the guard is aware that you wish to alight there.
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Yorton Station
Walking away from the station you go straight to the Railway Inn, which hopefully will be open. It was closed on the Tuesday lunchtime in March the last time I was there. I guess it is more likely to be open at a weekend in warmer weather.
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The Railway Inn at Yorton
The 2012 Good Beer Guide says 'stepping inside the Railway Inn is like going back in time. Little has changed since 1936 when the owners first moved in'

Then a Southams pub it became a free house when the family purchased it from Whitbread. The small bar with its settles and quarry tiled floors is popular with locals and railway travellers. The real cider is Thatchers Medium served from the cellar. Beers - Salopian Hop Twister, Three Tuns XXX, Woods Shropshire Lad and guests.
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Then walk past Yorton Farm and you soon come to a gate on the left. After one field this becomes a track to Clive village. At the road turn right and you come to a T junction. Across this road a track runs alongside the churchyard.
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The churchyard at Grinshill
This track passes cottages as it skirts past Grins Hill. After about an hour you reach a clearing with a bench around a tree. This is the beginning of Grinshill village. There are two parrallel tracks on the right.
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Take the first one to pass the church and at the road turn left. A short distance on the right stands the Inn at Grinshill, selling Salopian Gold, Speckled Hen and a Bellhaven beer.
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The Inn at Grinshill
To return retrace your steps towards the church.This time take the first track on the right, which continues straight on. After a short distance a path leads uphill to the left, just before a track leaves right. Follow the uphill path as it twists uphill to reach the top of Grinshill Hill where you can admire the view.
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The view from Grinshill Hill
Then continue downhill, past the scholl at Clive to emerge on the opposite side of the church to where you were earlier in the day. You can then either return through the fields, or walk along Station Road to the Railway Inn at Yorton. Trains only run two - hourly, so you will have to time your departure from the Railway Inn, it wouldn't do to miss a train when they are this infrequent! As it is a request stop, trains have to be waved down here.
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