This is a 4¼ mile walk with no stiles, along the towpath, country paths or on the pavement.
Meet 10:30 for a 10:45 start on Saturday 1st January 2022 in the car park of The Pretty Pigs, Shuttington Road, Alvecote, Tamworth B79 0ED.
Leaving the pub car park, we first turn right, and after crossing the railway line we join the Coventry Canal at Dog Lane Nature Reserve. We then follow the towpath in the direction of Atherstone, leaving the towpath for a short time to explore the disused Amington canal basin, before rejoining the canal at Alvecote Marina. We continue along the towpath into Pooley Country Park, an SSSI. If the weather is favourable, and time permits, we will climb the 25 metres up to “Gold Leaf”, from where we have a circular view of four counties. NB: This extension will add half a mile to the walk length.
Thereafter we follow a circular route through woodland and leave Pooley Park close to a railway bridge. From there we walk through the former mining village of Alvecote and continue on the pavement back to our starting point.
Contact Clive Walker on 07866 201873 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Pretty Pigs, Shuttington Road, Alvecote, Tamworth B79 0ED
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