News "ACW Challenge 2011" & "ACW
Green Book Mar-2011 sent for printing
The "Green Book" (A Coventry Way, A 40 mile circular Walk,
18 Maps and Directions) has now been updated. It was sent for
printing on 1-Mar-2011.
Paper copies should be posted to registered participants for ACW
Challenge 2011 in good time. Plentiful supplies should also be
available to purchase from the Coventry Tourist Information Centre
(within the tower of St Michael's cathedral ruins). We will be
considering if other outlets should now be invited to hold
Green Book available for download
With the OS (Ordnance Survey) rules changed, we can now offer a
download service for files covering the Green Book.
for details. Note the "Copyright Statement" sections.
Those preparing for ACW Challenge 2011 may care to download some
maps and directions to get themselves familiar with the route before
their Green Book arrived. If you are going out to check some
of the route on the ground, print a copy of the relevant sheets and
take them with you.
Bing ACW LARGE Scale Maps updated
The Bing based "ACW LARGE Scale Maps" have been updated with all
aspects updated in the Green Book.
to see updated outline, and use the maps to zoom in (etc.) and
explore detail of any changes - almost as good as doing a trial
visit! Better still study the map, then visit, then let me
know what you found (especially if the maps need
Significant Changes since Mar-2010
Many of you will be aware of changes through the Challenge 2011
pages, or from the paper Feb-2011 Newsletter, or via the
grapevine! For those who missed some, the key points are:
a. Start & Finish
For a start, the event will be operating out of the marquee at
the Queen's Head in Meriden - thanks to Caroline and Lawrence for
welcoming us back. In the early years, registration, start and
finish were located outside the front of the pub.
b. Bubbenhall Checkpoint
This year the Bubbenhall checkpoint will be in the car park of
the Malt Shovel pub.
c. Wolston Checkpoint
At Wolston the checkpoint has also been moved - to the Community
Centre, in the sports field and the first building you pass
approaching the village.
d. Other Changes
Other changes are mostly the usual "improvements" such as more
stiles replaced by kissing gates, better waymarking, improved and
clearer direction notes and similar. Other more subtle changes
will be noted by the observant, such as the old oak tree we used to
pass just after leaving Kenilworth golf course is no longer on the
ground, and has ben removed from Map4 of the Green Book - but you
can still see it on the Bing "ACW LARGE Scale Maps"!