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Coventry Local History Walks Offerings

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Each walk is a stroll on level ground and will last for around 1 hour 15  minutes. Online booking is necessary for individuals and private groups -  book here at a rate of £10 per person.


Prices are negotiable for Coventry based community groups including the an option of "pay as you feel" for unfunded groups (i.e participants may make a contribution at the end of the walk). If you would like to book a walk for your community based group  please contact Phil at to arrange. 

The Bard. the Blitz and the Tudors 


A city centre walk taking in sites relevant to a Coventry family with strong links to William Shakespeare ,Tudor royalty and local government of the time, Learn about the connections with that family and the Coventry Blitz centuries later and the impact of the bombings on the city. Visit the sites of two of Coventry's Cathedrals - both destroyed during times of turmoil.

Meet outside Drapers Hall, Bayley Lane CV1 5RN   Every Saturday 11 am

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 Playwrights Cafe, Coventry Canal Basin CV1 4LH   Every Sunday  11.30 am

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  Every Thursday 11 am


A Literary City




A stroll around Coventry City Centre exploring  links with some of the literary "greats" - hear about Coventry's influences on the works of Shakespeare, Tennyson, George Eliot, Larkin and others through the ages.

Meet next to Godiva statue, Broadgate  Every Friday 6.30 pm

Ball Hill & Binley Road - Bombers, Banishment, Gallops and Gallows




A 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 area's 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 Every Thursday 2 pm


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