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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 only canal in Warwickshire that we haven't walked over the years is the Stratford south of Kingswood Junction. So now we start exploring this. We meet at Coventry station at 10:30am and catch the 10:42am train. Changing at Birmingham we catch the 11:31am from Moor Street which arrives at Henley at 12:06pm. For those of us with Old Gits passes the return between Earlswood and Henley is £ 3:40pm. Then it is a short walk down a path to the rear of the WHITE SWAN (Purity Gold, Tribute, Doom Bar, Black Sheep) for 12:10pm

At 12:30pm we cross the main road, walk past the church and cross the River Alne. We pass St Nicholas church at Beaudesert before entering fields through a gate. We cross the site of Beaudesert Castle, with a steep climb up and down. Then there is a valley before a gentle slope up a ridge. We pass the first stile and follow Heart of England Way and Arden Way signs to the second stile. This leads across a field to Edge Lane, an ancient ridgeway. In the next field we pass Hungerfield Farm, then Holly Bank Farm to emerge onto a lane, which we follow left to Lowsonford and the Fleur de Lis for 2:00pm.

From the Fleur de Lis at 2:30pm we join the towpath and follow the canal south past successive locks as the path crosses from bank to bank, until we come to lock 38 at Preston bagot. Here we leave the canal and follow the main road as far as the CRAB MILL ( Purity UBU, Doom Bar ) for 3:30pm

We enter fields alongside the Crab Mill at 4:00pm. This section is neglected and the stiles are in poor condiion SECATEURS FRED ! We cross two fields and join an access road. After a house called 'The Croft' we enter fields again. We cross Edge lane again, tarmaced this time, then descend the ridge again, this time by a flight of steps. We cross a playing field and enter the built up area of Henley. Walking round a school we are back at Beaudesert. Then it is in to Henley for some ices and more beer at the WHITE SWAN and/or THREE TUNS FOR 4:45pm. Return trains leave at 4:41, 5:41, 6:17, 7:03, 7:43, 8:17, 9:17pm

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