JOGLE Day 61 Henley in Arden to Bidford on Avon

Event Details

  • Start Date Monday, 3rd of June 2024
  • End Date Monday, 3rd of June 2024
  • Start/End Time 09:00 - 17:00
  • Near Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire
  • Categories
  • Groups ,
  • Approx Distance 13 Miles
  • TerrainBumpy route on field paths and lanes

The Heart of England Way from Henley in Arden soon crosses the A4189

It then makes a meadering route across to Roman Alcester. From there it follows a parallel but more bumpy route to the River Arrow before descending into Bidford in Avon.

Apparently Shakespeare came with friends to Bidford for a drinking contest on a Whit Monday against the Bidford Topers. The Topers had gone to a more important contest in Evesham. The Stratford men were up against the B team, the Bidford Sippers. Stratford were soundly beaten. Shakespeare wrote this about his neighbourly towns:

Piping Pebworth, Dancing Marston

Haunted Hillborough, Hungry Grafton

Dodging Exhall, Papist Wixford

Beggarly Broom, Drunken Bidford




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