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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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photo of The City Arms, Earlsdon photo of The Boat, Shilton Lane photo of The Greyhound, Sutton Stop photo of Whitefriars, Coventry photo 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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photo of The Cordwainer photo of The Lamplighter photo of The Malt Shovel photo of The Pomfret Arms photo of The Wig and Pen
This month we have a stroll round the lovely county town of Northampton. The shopping is very good here as well as the drinking ! We meet at Coventry station at 11:00 a.m. and catch the 11:21 whch arrives in Northampton at 11:55am. With any luck the new station will be open by then so we can walk through the new foyer to the main road. Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary.
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photo of The Church of St John photo of The Pool Cottage photo of The Oak at Baginton photo of The Stoneleigh Club photo of Stoneleigh Village
This is a walk organised in partnership with Coventry City Council's "Healthy Walks" Scheme, and everybody is welcome to come along. See more here. Buses : No 3 leaves Trinity Street Stop AA at 11:40am and arrives Fenside Avenue 11:57am. Walk under the A46 from there. This is purely a field walk and I am sure you will be glad to learn that there are no stiles as all the field boundaries are crossed by means of gates. We meet at the Oak at Baginton at 12:00 noon. Click the boots or the walkers in the title above for the full itinerary.
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This month we assemble at the Hare & Hounds on Watery Lane, Keresley, which has a good reputation for beers and food at 12 noon. This is a walk organised in partnership with Coventry City Council's "Healthy Walks" Scheme, and everybody is welcome to come along. See more here. Click the boots or the walkers in the title above for the full itinerary.
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photo of The Admiral Codrington photo of The Canal Basin photo of Cash's Buildings photo of The New Bishopsgate Bridge photo of The Signal Box
This month we start and finish at the SIGNAL BOX, a new Hungry Horse pub on the Stoney Stanton Road, near Gallagher Retail Park and opposite the site of the old Navigation Inn. This is a walk organised in partnership with Coventry City Council's "Healthy Walks" Scheme, and everybody is welcome to come along. See more here. Click the boots or the walkers in the title above for the full itinerary.
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photo of Crab Mill photo of Henley Ices photo of St Nicholas Church photo of The Nag's Head photo of The White Swan
This month we continue following the Stratford canal and this walk also fits in with the years theme of local foodstuffs with a visit to Henley Ices. Boots are definitely advised this time !
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photo of Hearsall Common photo of Lakeview Park photo of New Spires photo of The Nursery Tavern photo of Public Bridleway
This is a walk organised in partnership with Coventry City Council's "Healthy Walks" Scheme, and everybody is welcome to come along. See more here. Click the boots or the walkers in the title above for the full itinerary.
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photo of The Bull photo of The Navigation photo of St Peters Church photo of Wootton Hall photo of Wootton Wharf
A walk steeped in history with fantastic views, the longest aqueduct in the country and teeming with wildlife. As Sharon said when we surveyed this walk, ' this is the best walk we have done for some years '. Apart from the scenery, natural and man made, we saw lots of wildlife, including flocks of redwings, two herons, mallard, buzzards, kestrels, greenfinch, wagtail, robins and a rabbit! We meet at 10:15am at Coventry station in order to catch the 10:30am train which arrives in Birmingham New Street at 11:01am. Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary.
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photo The Village Hall, Putley Green photo of Ledbury photo of Priors Court photo of Ledbury Path photo of The Crossroads at Putley Green
The village of Putley holds a cider festival every year, "The Big Apple"
A good reason to come to the Big Apple is simply to enjoy this wonderful stretch of countryside. Woodlands, soft fruit fields, hopyards and grazing pastures mix with the orchards to create a lovely farming patchwork.  The slopes of the Marcle Ridge offer splendid views across to the Malvern Hills to the east, while Woolhope in the west lies within the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary.
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photo of The Old Engine House, Sutton Stop photo of The Signal Box photo of St Laurence's Church photo of The Greyhound photo of Tom Mann's Cottage
This month we start and finish at the SIGNAL BOX, a new Hungry Horse pub on the Stoney Stanton Road, near Gallagher Retail Park and opposite the site of the old Navigation Inn. This is a walk organised in partnership with Coventry City Council's "Healthy Walks" Scheme, and everybody is welcome to come along. See more here. Click the boots or the walkers in the title above for the full itinerary.
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photo The Hare and Hounds photo Cottages at Coundon Park photo of Fearns Farm photo of Keresley Manor Woods photo of The White Lion

This is another chance to enjoy the carvery at the Hare and Hounds in Watery Lane, Keresley, after a walk through fields and parkland on the outskirts of Coventry. We meet at the HARE AND HOUNDS at 12 noon and set off at 12:30 p.m. This is a walk organised in partnership with Coventry City Council's "Healthy Walks" Scheme, and everybody is welcome to come along. See more here. Click the boots or the walkers in the title above for the full itinerary.

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photo The Boat Inn photo The Kettleby Cross photo of the Olde Pork Pie Shoppe photo of Noels Arms photo of St Mary's Church
Melton Mowbray advertises itself as the 'Rural Capital of Food', a title that sounds like the kind of claim that Ludlow might make. At least Melton is accessible from Coventry (just!) and has been making pork pies and Stilton cheese for centuries, it is not a Johnny-come-lately place full of fashionable food luvvies like some places. Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary.
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So, we start with the wild and windswept watershed of Corley Moor, where the Sherbourne rises. When we surveyed this walk we found it great country for wildlife: we saw a heron, buzzards, a hare, a basking pheasant, rabbits, peacock butterflies and plenty of wild flowers. This is a walk organised in partnership with Coventry City Council's "Healthy Walks" Scheme, and everybody is welcome to come along. See more here. Click the boots or the walkers in the title above for the full itinerary.
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Bournville is a model village on the south side of Birmingham, England, best known for its connections with the Cadbury family and chocolate. It is also a ward within the council constituency of Selly Oak and home to the Bournville Centre for Visual Arts. Research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has claimed that it is "one of the nicest places to live in Britain". Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary.
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This is a walk organised in partnership with Coventry City Council's "Healthy Walks" Scheme, and everybody is welcome to come along. See more here. Click the boots or the walkers in the title above for the full itinerary.
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For years, Leicester - which has the biggest Asian population of any European city - has been famous for its "Golden Mile" of curry houses and Asian shops. In the city centre, open-air cafés and restaurants cater to a mixed clientele, including many of the city's thousands of students. But Leicester also has a historical centre, with an old stone cathedral, a 15th-century Guild Hall and the largest covered market in Europe. Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary.
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Birmingham is the original home of the Balti. From award-winning city centre restaurants to authentic family-run establishments in the Balti Triangle, no visit to Birmingham is complete without sampling the delicious flavours for yourself. Birmingham is the curry capital of the UK, with a better selection of Asian and Indian restaurants in Birmingham than anywhere else in the country. Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary.
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This is a walk organised in partnership with Coventry City Council's "Healthy Walks" Scheme, and everybody is welcome to come along. See more here. Click the boots or the walkers in the title above for the full itinerary.
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In common with much of the south bank of the Thames, The Borough has seen extensive regeneration in the last decade. Declining wharfage trade, light industry and factories have given way to residential development, shops, restaurants, galleries and bars. Borough Market is a wholesale and retail food market in Southwark, Central London, England. It is one of the largest and oldest food markets in London. Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary.
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Continuing our exploration of the Sherbourne Valley, we are now approaching the City Centre. This is a walk organised in partnership with Coventry City Council's "Healthy Walks" Scheme, and everybody is welcome to come along. See more here. Click the boots or the walkers in the title above for the full itinerary.
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This month we are going to repeat Real Ale Ramble No 5, from way back in 1995. Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary.
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Styvechale Common illustates some of the history of the countryside. This is the common land that belonged to the village of Styvechale, lying alongside the Kenilworth Road by the Memorial Park. This is a walk organised in partnership with Coventry City Council's "Healthy Walks" Scheme, and everybody is welcome to come along. See more here. Click the boots or the walkers in the title above for the full itinerary.
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The Flying Standard Fords Hospital Far Gosford Street Bayley Lane The Tap House at Fargo
This month is the last of our walks involving Midlands foodstuffs. It features Coventry's only contribution to cuisine, the godcake. We combine this with a walk round Coventry's medaeval fortifications. Meet at Flying Standard, 12:00pm Noon. Click the boots or the pints in the title above for the full itinerary.
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