Saturday, January 25, 2020


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 Join the Wayfarers for the first official outing of the term for a delightful and interesting waterside walk from Wilmcote to Stratford-upon-Avon!

We will be following the Stratford-upon-Avon canal. This narrow waterway has more the feel of a quiet sleepy river than a canal, particularly once past the long flight of locks south of Wilmcote. Within the attractive village of Wilmcote,the house of Mary Arden, Shakespeare's mother, can be visited. Stratford-upon-Avon, of course, is the birthplace of Shakespeare, the famous bard who wrote many plays, such as Romeo and Juliet and The Scottish Play. To this day his plays are performed globally and the Royal Shakespeare Company still perform his plays within Stratford itself at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. 

 See you there!

What to bring:

  • Sturdy, comfortable walking shoes (that you don't mind getting muddy)
  • Lightweight trousers (definitely not jeans!)
  • Jumper and/or other layers
  • Waterproof coat and trousers
  • Packed lunch and water
  • Cash for emergencies
  • A rucksack to carry it all in

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