Rainbow Ramble Easter Monday, April 2Posted on 01-03-2018 by Sarah Hinksman
Rainbow Ramble Easter Monday, April 2, 2018
COVENTRY CITY OF CULTURE 2021
Jon Homer will be leading this Ramble and will meet us at the front of Coventry Rail Station 10.30 for an 11.00 start.
He writes: “In the first part of the walk we will be taking in some of the green parts of the city; parks, woods and a nature reserve, hopefully celebrating the return of the spring. If you think of Coventry as an industrial city, you may be surprised to discover how near nature comes to its centre.
“This part of the walk is about 3 – 4 miles long, with a café in the Memorial Park toward the end, before we return to the station.
“For those with more time to spare I invite you to join me for an extra couple of miles looking round the city centre, which (despite the efforts of town planners and bombers) still contains a number of interesting old buildings, some dating from its past as an important city as early as the Middle Ages (well before Birmingham); there are also some more modern buildings and features dating mainly from the 1990s onwards, as the city recovered from the depression caused by the closure of so many workplaces.
“You will be able to decide for yourselves whether we have earned the award of City of Culture – which will of course be a great boost to the city.”
Transport: There are 6 trains an hour from New Street. The cheapest tickets are those valid on Virgin Trains only. As this is a bank holiday, please check exact times.