Walk or run, either solo or in a relay around the 40 mile
countryside route on Sunday 5th April 2020
Starting at the Upstairs Restaurant and
finishing in the Marquee behind the Queens
Head (GR: SP 251 820 : see Postcode & link below to
Google map showing Queens Head and ACWA Challenge
- Food and drinks at 7 checkpoints.
- Meal at Finish for all participants and
Notes & Checklist
Walk for fun or charity and enjoy the atmosphere of
"A Coventry Way Challenge".
Shorter walks, all starting and finishing at The Queens
Head, Meriden are available. These are self guided using
the local 21 Circular Walks routes (copies on sale) - we can
give advice on the day.
- It is recommended that all participants carry OS map 140
(1:50,000 Landranger) or OS maps 221 and 222 (1:25,000
Explorer), compass, food/drink, simple first aid, mug and
some money. NB - The
booklet provided will probably be adequate to find the
route, but OS Maps could be vital if you take a wrong turn
and stray from the booklet maps.
- Entrants are advised to listen to the weather forecast,
wear sensible footwear and carry waterproof/windproof
- There will be several checkpoints on the route; all
checkpoints supply cold drinks and a selection of
sweet/savoury food. Hot drinks are available at Wolston and
there may be extra water points as dictated by the
weather. Hot drinks and a meal are also provided at
the finish. All entrants
should supply and carry a plastic MUG for
- All entrants should carry food/drink of their own to
supplement these provisions.
- Baggage may be left, at the owner's risk, with the
organisers at the start.
- Facilities available at the start or Queens Head also
include Changing, Toilets, onsite Parking, Refreshments.
- Toilets will be open at the Queens Head from the
- "A Coventry Way" is designated on the latest OS Explorer
series (1:25000) Maps 221 & 222. Note however
that the OS Maps are in some places out of
- Accommodation overnight is the responsibility of the
entrant - see Accommodation page for
some options. Camping is available at The Queens Head,
Meriden - phone 01676 522256 for details or to book.
- Public Transport. At the time of publication the
bus service from Coventry, Birmingham and Birmingham
International (Rail/Air) to Meriden (200m from Queens Head)
is every 30-60 mins on a Sunday - Route
X1. Please check with Centro Hotline 0121 200
2700 or 024 7655 9559 or visit Travel West Midlands
Final details will be sent out by mid-March, or soon
after receiving application for any who register
later (please do not phone about them any earlier).
For up to date information check the web site www.acoventryway.org.uk
Charity Sponsorship forms available on request. ( from Ken
Queries and information available
Ken Nicholas, firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 024 7631 3681..
Don't forget to turn up on Sunday 5th April
The Country Code
Enjoy the countryside and respect its life and work, guard
against all risks of fire, fasten gates, keep dogs on a leash
and under close control, keep to public paths across farmland,
use gates & stiles to cross fences, hedges and walls:
leave livestock, crops & machinery alone, take your litter
home, help keep all water clean, protect wild life, plants
& trees, take care on roads, make no unnecessary noise.