BEST WESTERN Birmingham Metro Maypole Hotel
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Non-smoking rooms
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- High-speed internet in room
- Concierge desk
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... not the SCG you are thinking of though). SCG out here for the Stanway Cricket Ground. It's been featured on the TV heaps of times (admittedly not on Wide World of Sports) and usually some one is murdered in some gruesome fashion but Miss Marple always solves the crime and evil doer is 'sent down'. I've seen plenty of these shows and I reckon there can't be many, if indeed any, murderers left so Cheryl and Peter shouldn't worry too much. And beside I've included a shot of ...
... to tree section and managed to get into Winchcombe. And lo and behold before I can walk to our B'nB who do I spy sitting in the local cafe enjoying sandwiches and a 'cuppa' (yes Lee has succumbed to the local customs and lingo). Yes it's Lee.
Tomorrow is a significantly longer day, well technically the day is the same but the walk is significantly longer. It rises and falls more as well but it's also the start of significantly more Roman ruins and ...
After an evening trying to find various equipment on the net, we managed to find a camping shop close by. So as the rain was yet again pouring down we decided to try to find it. We programmed the SatNav for a bus and feeling more confident set off for Arbury. What we didn't realise was, the being a French SatNav the French must have small buses! All went well for ...
... that Birmingham was the best option! So we took the train up and spent the night. We vaguely remembered B'ham as pretty boring and with not a lot to see, but on revisiting we were actually impressed by the buildings and the sights. There are some quite pretty things to see and some amazing architecture! I particularly like the town centre with little rivulets in the sidewalks where the rain pools and travels down the ...
... crossed the Main Line on the aqueduct again before descending through the three Smethwick locks to join it. At the final one there were several historic boats waiting to come up. They had breasted up so we had we to move over to the left further than we would normally have done. We got stuck in mud and there was a lot of revving and churning before we managed to creep slowly past.
As we arrived in central Birmingham, all the Main Line moorings had been taken ...