Woodland Grange - Getting there & discovering

Why?

Stay tuned for live updates from Steven Law as he heads to Woodland Grange, your new Learning Event venue, using public transport on Monday 30th April.  He is attending a meeting of the National Executive to plan for the event in October.

He will be travelling

By Air, Flybe from (Belfast CIty to Birmingham International)
(65 minutes)

By Train from Birmingham International - Leamington Spa
(23 minutes)

By Stagecoach Warwickshire bus from Leamington Spa Centre to Old Milverton Lane
(16 minutes)

Thats the plan!
 

Morning! 

Bus 1

It's Monday 30th April and my journey start has subject to long delays into Belfast City

M1 Citybound RTC Approaching J1 Broadway / Westlink

Belfast - an earlier road traffic collision on the - M1 citybound before J1 Broadway has now been moved to the Hardshoulder - however there are long knock on delays back to J7 Sprucefield.

At least it's a beautiful day. 

 View over Black Mountain.

View over Black Mountain.

Bus 2

A short journey to George Best Belfast City Airport. Via Translink.

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First coffee of the day! 1 hour 25 mins to take off.

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Correction! Delay from Flybe, I noticed the earlier  flight from and to BHX was cancelled.  Hoping this isn’t the case for this flight. 

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Delay - extended, engineer was quiet when asked but said a cup of tea might be an idea for us!

 Broken Dash 8 Q400 -  Aircraft Data

Broken Dash 8 Q400 - Aircraft Data

They found another plane. Boarded now. Fingers crossed, see you at BHX

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Arrived at BHX, waiting for Monorail to BHI train station

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Train  

After a seriously delayed Flybe flight, I am waiting for a train. Platform 4 Birmingham international.  

 Manchester to Leamington Spa with no changes

Manchester to Leamington Spa with no changes

Glamorous!

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At last Leamington Train Station!

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Walk to Victoria Terrace to pick up U1 bus

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 Pick up the U1 Bus outside this shop, opposite the large Church with the large spire.

Pick up the U1 Bus outside this shop, opposite the large Church with the large spire.

 Get off at this bus stop

Get off at this bus stop

Peek around the first exit from the roundabout

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Its there! 

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The front of Woodland Grange, observed, as I arrived. 

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A standard room, all the same

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My view

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A standard bathroom, all are the same

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