For 2018 the Club will revisit the St Kenelms Way distance path starting on our doorstep in the Clent Hills.
Speak to Beryl for more details. The first leg will be April 25th.
We now have a Video Trailer courtesy of our youngest member Max Parkin. Max walks with us when he can and has been a member since he was 8 years old. The video can be watched by clicking on the link below,
No, this is not a bizarre adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's famous novel, but an account of our recent walk in the environs of the Warwickshire town, famed for its castle. The previous week, we were a "Famous Five" "doing" a circuit of Droitwich, so the participation in this occasion was swollen by 40%!
The weather was well nigh cloudless, and temperatures well into to 20's right from the outset when we set out from the "Tipperary" pub close to the village of Honiley, a little distance from Kenilworth itself. A short way along our walk, John, our leader for the day, pointed out a plaqued cottage which was once the home of the composer of "It's A Long Way To Tipperary", one Harry Williams, who died aged 50 in 1924. One wonders how much he made in royalties from the song during his lifetime????
We then continued along some fairly straight and level minor roads, then, via a very interesting wildfire reserve (cranes, mergansers, etc), onwards through arable fields(baking in the sun) which seemed to extend forever, stopping for a fortifying coffee break at Honiley church. On continuing through further seemingly endless crop fields, we finally espied Kenilworth Castle in the far distance. The views across the flattish landscape were excellent, the castle itself only seeming to get closer very gradually.
A much needed lunch break was taken at Abbey Fields, just beyond the castle, overlooking the rather picturesque Abbey pool, before embarking on the return journey to the "Tipperary". Some extremely good views were obtained of the castle from the slightly rising ground on the pathway leaving Kenilworth going back towards Honiley, and the walk then proceeded via further various undulating arable fields back to the pub.....where drinks were promptly ordered, a shaded outside table area selected, and said drinks demolished in short order!
Many thanks to John Roberts who led this enjoyable walk, and both John and Steve Adams, who had recce'd this lengthy (9mile) walk only days earlier!
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