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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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title artworkphoto of The Farmyard Inn at Youlgravephoto of Youlgravephoto of All Saints Church, Youlgravephoto of The George, Youlgravephoto of The Bulls Head, Youlgrave
This years Whit Weekender takes us to Youlgrave in the Peak District of Derbyshire, We'll be up and down dale and into all the fascinating old pubs in a part of the country that currently boasts a plethora of small independent brewers. Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary. Click the photos for a slideshow.artwork

title artworkphoto of The City Arms, Earlsdonphoto of The Boat, Shilton Lanephoto of The Greyhound, Sutton Stopphoto of Whitefriars, Coventryphoto of The Old Windmill, Spon Street, Coventry
The now traditional annual walk with our survey of all of Coventry’s Good Beer Guide pubs in one day on public transport. We have a duty to check them every year don't you know, just to make sure. This year there are 12 in the guide. Are you up for it? Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary. Click any picture for a brief slideshow.
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title artworkphoto of The Boat, Shilton Lanephoto of The Elephant and Castle, now closedphoto of Wyken Canal Basinphoto of Sutton Stopphoto of The Greyhound, Sutton Stop
This month we have a slightly longer walk as we start to explore the Sowe Valley Walk. We meet at the BOAT in Shilton lane at 12 noon. This is a HEALTHY WALK - in conjunction with the Health Development Service of Coventry City Council. Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary. Click the photos for a slideshow.
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title artworkphoto of The Boatphoto of Cattle at Henley Farmphoto of Henley Farmphoto of Henley Millphoto of The Red Lion at Walsgrave
This month we continue our exploration of the Sowe Valley Footpath. We meet at the BOAT in Shilton Lane at 12 noon. This is a HEALTHY WALK - in conjunction with the Health Development Service of Coventry City Council. Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary. Click the photos for a slideshow.
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title artworkphoto of The Railway at Balsall Commonphoto of Cuttle Brook Woods Plaquephoto of George in the Treenphoto of Ye Olde Saracens Headphoto of The Church of St Mary the Virgin
This is the first of our season of flower walks. The timing is taken from ' Wild Flowers of Britain ' by Phillips, whist the sites are from the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, so I have done all I can to ensure the expected flowers are there ! If not, at last we will have had an excellent walk to a really fascinating village. Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary. Click the photos for a short slideshow.
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title artworkphoto of The Red Lion at Walsgravephoto of The River Sowephoto of Caludon Castlephoto of The Floods near Stokephoto of The Millpool
This month we continue our exploration of the Sowe Valley Footpath between Walsgrave and Stoke. We meet at the RED LION at Walsgrave at 12 noon. The No.8 & 8A run past the Red Lion hourly on Sundays. This is a HEALTHY WALK - in conjunction with the Health Development Service of Coventry City Council. Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary. Click the photos for a slideshow.
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title artworkphoto of The Rainbow at Allesleyphoto of Allesley Villagephoto of Allesley Villagephoto of Allesley Villagephoto of The White Lion
This time we are in search of wild daffodils near Allesley, in a field that is a sea of yellow at the appropriate time and which is now a nature reserve and part of the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. We meet at 11:15am in Pool Meadow to catch the No 7 or 900 bus to Allesley. Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary. Click the photos for a short slideshow.artwork

title artworkphoto of The Millpoolphoto of The River Sowephoto of The path between Binley and Ernsford Grangephoto of The Railway Viaductphoto of The Binley Park Inn
This month we continue our exploration of the Sowe Valley Footpath between Stoke and Binley. We meet at the MILLPOOL, Hipswell Highway at 12 noon. The 11:10am No.13 bus from Hales Street Stop DE arrives Binley 11:51am. This is a HEALTHY WALK - in conjunction with the Health Development Service of Coventry City Council. Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary. Click the photos for a slideshow.artwork

title artworkThose of you who came to Shrewsbury last Whitsun may remember the walk around the 'Shuts' in the town centre. The Shuts are a network of paths and passages dating back to medaeval times. Well, Earsldon also has a network of paths, or 'Jetties', only in this case they date back to the building of Earlsdon from 1852 on. Meet at CITY ARMS, Earlsdon, at 12 noon. Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary.artwork

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This is a HEALTHY WALK - in conjunction with the Health Development Service of Coventry City Council. Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary.artwork

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This month we are off to see the show of bluebells in Crackley Woods. We meet at the VARSITY at 12:00 noon, where there should be the usual range of guest beers. BUSES : The Varsity is served by the 12, 16, 43A, 801, UI, U2, U12, U17 & W1C Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary.artwork

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This is a slightly longer walk than usual through some beautiful countryside. This is a HEALTHY WALK - in conjunction with the Health Development Service of Coventry City Council. Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary. Click the photos for a slideshow.artwork

title artworkphotophotophotophotophotoPostponed from last year, this is the last Greenway in our series and quite a walk to finish on! 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. Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary. Click the photos for a short slideshow.artwork

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This is the last of our year of wildflower walks. This time we are visiting Claybrook Marsh Nature Reserve for orchids, both the Common Spotted Orchid (Dactyorhiza Fuchsii) and the Southern Marsh Orchid (Dactyorhiza Praetermissa), although I can't give any guarantees. Claybrooks Marsh is a nature reserve that I had not visited before and is in fact the site of Binley Colliery, which closed in 1963. It was earmarked for industrial developement until the discovery of 49 nationally and regionally scarce insects and given SSSI status. We meet at the MILLPOOL at 12:00pm noonartwork

title artworkphoto of The Peeping Tomphoto of The Greenwayphoto of The Jasmine Cottagephoto of The Lavender Hall Fisheryphoto of The Railway
This month we have a walk from the Peeping Tom in Burton Green. This is in response to a request, as one of our number wants to eat the carvery there, whilst it is also an opportunity to walk some more of the Kenilworth Greenway before HS2 ploughs through it. We met at the PEEPING TOM at 12 noon. This is a HEALTHY WALK - in conjunction with the Health Development Service of Coventry City Council. Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary. Click the photos for a slideshow.
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title artworkphoto of The manorphoto of cottagephoto of Berryfields farmphoto of Weavers Armsphoto St Marys Church
This time we are going to do Fillongley as it is one of the few villages of its size to still have three pubs. This is despite having lost the Butchers Arms and Saracens Head at Corley Ash in my lifetime, so it is definitely high time we paid it a visit, while it is still worthwhile. We meet at the MANOR just after 12:30pm
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title artworkphoto of The cyclist sculpturesphoto of One of the Cycle Cattle Gridsphoto of Common Lane Bridgephoto of The Ford over Finham Brookphoto of The Engine at Kenilworth
This is a walk organised in partnership with Coventry City Council's "Healthy Walks" Scheme. See more here. This walk follows the newly created National Cycling Network Route 52 from the University of Warwick to Kenilworth. It follows an old field path which has been replaced with tarmac or concrete and gravel to make a route accessable to cyclists, walkers or horse riders and in its later stages was the route of the old Kenilworth to Balsall Common railway line. It is all most impressive.
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photo of The Lyttleton Armsphoto of The Hagley hall Entrance Gatesphoto of The Fountainphoto of The Vinephoto of The Topograph on Clent Hill
This years hill walk is a Wonderful Worcestershire Wobble in the Clent Hills, which lie 10 miles south-west of Birmingham city centre in Clent, Worcestershire. Just under a million visitors a year are estimated to come to the hills, making them Worcestershire's most popular non-paying attraction. The hills are graced with several classically inspired architectural works from about the 1750's. Most of them are in the private grounds of Hagley Hall but most of them are visible from public areas. Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary. Click the photos for a slideshow.artwork

photo of The Peeping Tomphoto of One of the Cycle Cattle Gridsphoto of The cyclist sculpturesphoto of St Johns Churchphoto of The The Varsity
This is a walk organised in partnership with Coventry City Council's "Healthy Walks" Scheme. See more here. This time we are walking the remaining section of the Kenilworth Greenway. We meet at the PEEPING TOM in Burton Green at 12 noon Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary. Click the photos for a slideshow.artwork

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photo of tunnelsphoto of yacht clubphoto of ponyphoto of railway bridgephoto of the durham ox
5 miles from the BOAT, Shilton Lane to ROSE AND CASTLE, Ansty and back, 5 miles in all. This walk has a number of traditional stiles, so a certain level of fitness is neccessary! Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary and check the transport arrangements in the column opposite. This is a walk organised in partnership with Coventry City Council's "Healthy Walks" Scheme, and everybody is welcome to come along. See more hereartwork

photo of The White Swanphoto of Fleur de Lisphoto of Crab Millphoto of Henley and Beaudesert Churchesphoto of Lowsonford Canal Cottage
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 10.30 a.m. and catch the 10.42 train.Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary. Click the photos for a slideshow.artwork

This is a walk organised in partnership with Coventry City Council's "Healthy Walks" Scheme. See more here. Those of you who came to Shrewsbury last year may remember the walk around the 'Shuts' in the town centre. The Shuts are a network of paths and passages dating back to medaeval times. Well, Earsldon also has a network of paths, or 'Jetties', only in this case they date back to the building of Earlsdon from 1852 on. Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary.artwork


This is a crawl suggested by Mark Young, great grandson of William Waters Butler of Mitchell & Butler fame, in his book 'Good Honest Beer'. I dare say some of the pubs will be crap, but we can end up in the WELLINGTON. Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary.artwork

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