Run of the Day: Stratford-Upon-Avon

Shakespeare’s little town is a charming little village that you could probably walk in about 15 minutes.

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But off the beaten path, it leads straight to countryside. I’d like to think that Shakespeare trail ran through this here. You know, in his little trainers and a quill to jot down notes.

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Exhausted from a long bus ride from London, I thought the only sensible thing to do is go on a short run to get my blood flowing again.

So I made my way through the Greenway Pathway and the Ufton Fields Nature Reserve.

“Bid me run, and I will strive with things impossible.”

Along the way, I ran across the River Avon popular for bikers…


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“We that are true lovers run into strange capers”

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“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”

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…even seeming to stop in Wonderland.

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…until the trail became the countryside and it was literally a field of flowers.

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Stratford Racecourse


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How to Get Here: Going off one of the main roads in Stratford, Seven Meadows Road, you’ll come to a roundabout that you’ll go straight through to Wetherby Way. Taking the trail you’ll get on the narrow asphalt path. Just be aware of bikers and run on the left side. Run down the river at your leisure or dip into the fields.

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