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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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The last Greenway in our series and quite a walk to finish on! We meet at 10:15am and catch the 10:32am X18 bus to Stratford. Arrivimg at 10:52am we walk through the town to the New Bulls Head, previously the West End Bar, in Bull Street where we can take on refreshments until 12:30pm.

photo of the new bulls head at stratfordThe New Bulls Head at Stratford-Upon-Avon
Then we walk through a new estate and along a path alongside Avonmead Close to reach the new bypass and the start of the Greenway. The Stratford Greenway is a 5 miles (8.0 km) traffic free cycle path, which used to be part of the national rail network until the early 1960's and is now part of the Sustrans National Cycle Network (routes NCR 5 and NCR 41).

Starting from town it heads along the river and racecourse towards Welford-on-Avon and Long Marston with a cycle hire and cafe where we may buy ice creams at the start of the Greenway at Seven Meadows Road.
photo of the cafe on stratford greenwayThe Cafe on the Greenway
From here we continue along the Greenway over the River Avon and then the River Stour. At Milcote there is another cafe, but it wasn't open on my survey trip.
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River Avon from the greenway
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River Stour from the greenway
We continue through countryside, with Meon Hill, a Cotswold outlier, looming in the south east. After an hour and a half we reach the end of the Greenway and turn back to Long Marston and the Masons Arms after a further 15 minutes. Opposite is the local community village shop called the "Poppin" and St james Church which people may wish to visit.

Long Marston was part of Gloucestershire until 1931, when the Provisional Order Confirmation (Gloucestershire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire) Act transferred it to Warwickshire. It is known as one of the Shakespeare villages.

Here we can stay until 2:45pm.
photo of the masons arms at long marstonThe inviting Masons Arms at Long Marston
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The Church of England parish church of Saint James the Great at Long Marston has a Decorated Gothic nave and chancel, but was rebuilt in the 19th century. The pulpit is Jacobean.
the lych gate at long marston
The Lych Gate at the Church
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Then we return through fields to reach a lane at the entrance to Rumer Stud Farm. This takes us to Milcote and the Greenway crossing. Returning along the Greenway gets us back for 4:15pm, in plenty of time to catch the 5:20pm bus home.
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