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Event Reports from Western Midlands Group


Hereford 'A Personal Tour'.

7 Nov 2018 | Western Midlands Group

Being a native Herefordian, I was delighted to be joined by 13 other walkers whilst I indulged myself in walking in some of the footsteps I enjoyed as a boy. From outside the city we retraced the steps I took walking home from school, past my junior school and through parks and fields that buffer the city. With references to the Civil War, railway history as well as some more personal memories. Through the Castle Green, and to the cathedral for lunch and a small tour of this beautiful building. Onwards through High Town, I was happy to show the very much neglected, and little known canal that once made its way over from Gloucester....
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Bacchanalian delights in Birmingham

28 Oct 2018 | Western Midlands Group

On Saturday 27th October 13 Western Midlands members enjoyed all the Bacchanalian delights that Birmingham could offer. We were joined by members from as far afield as Cheltenham, Southam and Ludlow in the lively surroundings of the Bacchus Bar in the Burlington Arcade just off New Street. The style of food on offer was good quality pub grub, for example Steak and Ale Pie, Hunter’s Chicken and Fish and Chips with Profiteroles or Lemon tart for dessert amongst other things. We had the sole use of our own dining room and received excellent service from our waitress, Fiona, who coped calmly with all the demands we threw at her....
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Chaddesley Corbett

28 Oct 2018 | Western Midlands Group

It was a gloriously sunny day when 22 men and two dogs set off from Chaddesley Corbett on what turned out to be a ten mile walk through cornfields, coppices and woods. Beforehand, we learnt about the saint that the local church is named after – St Cassian. He was an Italian, put to death in the 4th Century, in a manner Simon found particularly interesting.

We walked through fields full of new shoots of corn, a wonderful green with the sun shining through them. On the way to our coffee stop we encountered horses, something which was to happen a lot during the walk....
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Western Midlands walk around Codsall, 2nd September 2018

6 Sep 2018 | Western Midlands Group

The second of September started out dull and grey as 24 people gathered outside the Codsall railway station ticket office, now a trendy bar and restaurant befitting the affluence of the area. We were pleased to welcome five new faces, three of them completely new to GOC. It was also notable that two of the participants were able to access the walk by train. As we set off the clouds began to disperse and the sun made an appearance, making the need for wet-weather gear less likely.

The walk itself was not spectacular ...
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