Spring at last! Our walk on Saturday 8th March took us on a 5 mile stroll around Draycote Water – a Severn-Trent reservoir to the south west of Coventry. Barbara and Geoff Durrant had chosen this route because the made- up pathways around the reservoir removed any possibility of being caught out by the last vestiges of the winter’s mud, and we were able to keep up a good pace. The scenery was delightful – this reservoir, although man-made, has really settled into the local countryside. We gazed from reedy banks at teeming water birds, and across sparkling water where fishermen were casting their lines in the morning sun. It was a delight to be out on this walk – thank you to Geoff and Barbara for sorting out the arrangements.
We usually walk on the 2nd and 4th Saturday mornings of each month. Walks are 4-6 miles in length across relatively easy terrain. Our routes are local or within a 40 minute drive of Coleshill – car share is often possible. Please contact susanshaw@DSL.pipex.com if you would like to come out on one of our walks.
Walk diary for March/April:
Saturday 29th March: 5 mile walk in Hartshill area – woodland, green lanes and canal towpath.
Saturday 12th April: 5 mile walk in Kenilworth area. The route goes through the centre of Kenilworth with interesting buildings, Parliament Piece – a large open space supposedly dating back to Henry 111 – a walk past allotments and through woodland known as Kenilworth Common and then finishing in the large park, Abbey Fields.
Saturday 26th April: Should be a good date for a bluebell walk.