They start the walk at the National Arboretum which is fine and I kind of understand but personally I think they should re-think this and start the walk at Alrewas. The reason being is that after a short walk from the arboretum it brings you out on to a walk which goes along side the A38. Now my photo makes this road look quite sedate but believe me it was so busy with traffic of all sorts thundering by and looking at all the debris along side the road and I was expecting to get whacked with something! It's a horrible little section of this walk and you also have to go up on to a bridge which crosses this road and that was horrible too. SO.....if any of you want to do this walk I'd strongly suggest starting at Alrewas, as you'd really miss nothing much at all by doing this, apart from that horrible busy and quite scary to walk alongside of road.
After the above, you reach the dreaded A38
Having survived hell on earth we reached the peace and quiet of the lovely village of Alrewas
from here we go out into the countryside along a canal and river
and we squelched!
OUR CHOSEN END POINT
Back with part 2......when it happens!