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Coventry Local History Walks Offerings

 

Walks offered through "In Godiva's Footsteps" are outlined below. We can arrange dates and times suitable for your group or on an individual basis. Most of these walks will last for around 1 hour 15 minutes. Rates are £7 per person. 

 

For enquiries or bookings contact Phil via email at Phil@godivasfootsteps.com

 

Around the Goose Ford - Far Gosford Street - Ancient thoroughfare and crossing point into the city. A hive of industry, residential area and lively social gathering point over the centuries.  Gosford Gate was an important part of the City's defences - with a history of denying Kings access!

Meet at FarGo Village Entrance, Far Gosford Street CV1 5ED

A Thousand Years of History A city centre walk looking at government, religion, conflict, law & order and industry in Coventry over the centuries.

Meet by Coventry Cathedral Steps

Stroll in Godiva's Footsteps  A short stroll in the city centre looking at sites connected with Godiva and Leofric - covering the couple's role in government including the story of Godiva's legendary naked ride and the facts behind the legend.

Hear about Viking raids, harsh taxation, urban destruction and defiance in the Earldom of Mercia.

Meet at Godiva Statue, Broadgate CV1 1LL
 

 

Canals, Coal, Cars and Cloth A look at the history of the Coventry Canal and the relationship between the waterways and  local collieries, industry and energy generation in the city over two and a half centuries. A short flat walk around the Canal Basin.

Meet outside Sinclaire Tea Rooms, Coventry Canal Basin CV1 4LH

 

Ball Hill & Binley RoadA short flat walk in the streets around  Ball Hill and Binley Road. This walk covers local music , sports and pastimes through the centuries and important sites in the development of local industry. Also times of social unrest are reflected  in the areas history. Throw in an aborted medieval duel described by Shakespeare and you have the ingredients for an information packed walk!

Meet outside Coventry Music Museum (Ball Hill), Walsgrave Road CV2 4ED