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Birmingham Canal Canter - Saturday 21st September 2013

Birmingham Canal Canter
Entries Open: Friday 1st March 2013
Entries Close: Wednesday 18th September 2013
Courses: Canter: 26.2 Miles; Mini Canter: 18 Miles
Entries so Far: 136 Participants
Entry Fees: All charges for this event will be made in Pounds Sterling
LDWA Member   £8.00   
Not a Member of the LDWA   £10.00   

Starting at the Ackers Trust, Golden Hillock Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham B11 2PY on a slightly changed and improved route using Birmingham's extensive canal network and Cole Valley Way.  

The main route is a 26.2 mile circular walk taking in the Cole Valley Way, Stratford on Avon Canal, Birmingham & Worcester Canal, Fazeley Canal and using the Grand Union Canal to return to the Ackers Residential Centre. It passes Sarehole Mill (inspiration to Tolkien's Middle Earth), Gas Street Basin, home of the International Convention Centre award winning Brindley Place development, and under the dark bowels of spaghetti junction. The route involves crossing very few roads, barely a stile and probably the least ascent and descent you will do this year!!

The 18 mile route takes in the Cole Valley Way passing Sarehole Mill, Stratford on Avon Canal, Birmingham & Worcester Canal, Fazeley Canal and using the Grand Union Canal to return to the Ackers Residential Centre.

Birmingham has more miles of canals than Venice. They fueled the industrial revolution. Most are now quiet backwaters linear arms of the country that penetrate deep into the city. Never dull the backdrop varies from rural to industrial heritage and then to state of the art development.

There are 5 checkpoints on the Canter and 3 on the Mini-Canter which will include food and drink - please note it is essential to bring a mug as cups will not be provided at the checkpoints. There will be hot drinks and a meal at the finish including a vegetarian/vegan option

All finishers will receive a certificate.

The online entry fee is £10.00 less a discount of £2 for LDWA members.

All enquiries regarding entries to Event Secretary Alan Athey
Telephone: 07584036547

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