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Middleton Cheney to Chipping Warden
(Ordnance Survey Map
- Landranger 151 - Explorer 206)
Middleton Cheney is some 2 miles East of Junction 11 on M40.
Facing the front of All Saints Church the route takes the lane to the
left. Pass the right hand turn Rectory Lane. At the T-junction (facing a
house named Stoneleigh) turn right into Glovers Lane.
At the end of the lane the pathway crosses the main road and takes the unmade vehicle track to the right of the footpath sign passing between the
gardens of domestic properties. After approximately 300 hundred yards the track
becomes a footpath and ends at a kissing gate into grazing land.
Go L and go with hedge L, follow
round field edge to find stile. Take stile and go ahead with hedge L to exit by
stile to road.
Cross road to drive and after 10 paces take stile
R, signpost marked Footpath to Thenford.
Follow field edge with fence and
stream L to take ditch / bridge stile, and ahead to find mid fence corner stile.
Take stile and go with field edge field corner with
dilapidated stone barn. Take stile L to stone bridge. Cross bridge and go R with
fence R to gateway.
Take gateway and go 1/2 L across field towards tree line to find field
At field corner go R with hedge L. At corner
continue on same line across field (Aim for R of wood on skyline) to and through
Cross field corner to take small timber bridge, over a stream and
turn L with hedge L to stile. Take stile and go 1/2 R across field to road.
Cross road and stream and go diagonally R up field to top field corner gateway
with track. Though gateway and follow round track, to pass bungalow R to
Follow driveway to road.
Cross road and take stile into field. Go with hedge R round field edge to
exit by far R field gap. Go ahead over field to far R corner stile giving access
to farm drive. Go L on drive to road. Cross road and take track marked bridle.
Cross Townsend Lane and continue ahead signed Hill Farm only.
Where track bears L to farm take
gate to go ahead with hedge R, under overhead power lines and pass
spinney R to come to previous gate opening now only
two isolated gate posts. Through opening and descend field to gate. Take gate, cross over
disused railway to exit by gate and go with hedge L.
At end of hedge go ahead over field to
gate. Take gate and go with hedge R. Continue over numerous fields maintaining
this line. Initially hedge is R but after some while you join vehicle way with hedge L. Go
for about 1 mile. Where vehicle way swings R by discarded vehicles continue
ahead with hedge L to come to field end. Exit field by gap to road.
Go ahead on road, to come to junction
with road from L. Continue round road R, cross over bridge, and after some 200
paces find stile L.
Take stile and go 1/2 R over field corner to find gate R into field. Take
gate and go L with fence L to find gate. Take gate and go 1/2 L over field to
mid fence stile, cross stream and stile to field.
Go ahead to isolated stile by hedge.
Take stile and go ahead with hedge R to field corner gateway.
Take gateway and continue with hedge R.
field end find gateway. Take gateway and go ahead with woods L to come to stile.
Take and go 1/2 R down field to take stile.
Take stile and go down track.
Ignore bridge L, follow track round with river L.
Just before power pole go R to find defined path up field to pass to R of lone
tree. At top of field go L with hedge R.
At field end take gap, continue ahead and at hedge end, go immediately R, to find and take
corner stile into field. Go
1/2 L across field to exit by far L corner field stile.
Go L on road to the village of
Chipping Warden. The Griffin pub is approximately
100 yards on the right.
Warden to Priors Marston
(Ordnance Survey Map - Landranger 151 - Explorer 222
Facing The Griffin public house in Chipping Warden. Go L to junction of roads. Go L on
main road opposite (A361), with buildings R. Take first road R (Appletree Road).
Follow road round L bend and after some 300 paces road swings R, take footpath
on L side of road before bend.
Make way through buildings and
passageway / alleyway with fence L, over stile, continue with fence L to stile.
Take stile into spinney. Go through spinney to field. Ahead across centre of
large field, aiming for house roof top to find and take fence stile adjacent to
large oak tree. Go 1/2 L, pass dew pond R to find gate in L corner of field.
gate with fence R
to mid field stile, and then to mid fence stile with 2nd stile into field, continue with R fence /
hedge R to find and take stile to L of gate to road. Turn R 20 paces on road,
then go L take gate, and ahead to pass behind cattle sheds. Go with field edge L
to end of field, R and L through gate, and go with hedge R.
At field end, before copse, turn R then
L - go with copse L down hill through gateway, turn L, and then after 30 paces go R
across field, keep previous line (to centre of far field edge) to find bridge
over steam . Cross stream, continue ahead to L field edge,
continue with hedge on L (Watch for gateway L approximately 3/4 way up field).
Do not go through gateway, but turn immediately R at 90 degrees across field.
Through hedge gap, continue same line
past mid field tree to middle hedge gate. Continue with hedge L to field end,
bear 1/4 L across field to road.
Go R and take first R turn. Before
stream take gap L to field with hedge and stream R. Head across field to mid
fence stile. Through copse to stile to vast field. Go ahead to meet L field
hedge, continue with hedge / fence L to end of field. Go 10 paces R to find
stile. Take stile into field and continue same line with fence L to take top
Turn R, over stream, go ahead with
fence left to take stile before buildings. Take stile and go with fence R
to find mid fence stile leading to driveway. Turn L on vehicle drive way to road.
Cross over road and go ahead on lane
between houses which
becomes vehicle track - continue to end of track to footpath with fence either
side, to road.
Go R on road for 1/2 mile into
Upper Boddington to main road. Over main road to Frog Lane, go ahead round L
bend and immediately take cycle track R to road.
Turn L on road. At end of houses pass
through gateway and after some 30 paces take gate R. (Ordnance Survey
mapping amendment - Follow text instructions shown in italic) - Go with hedge R
bridge. Take gate at end of bridge. Go 1/2 R, through rough ground to gate. Take
gate and go with fence L to gap. Go 1/2 L across field to hedge gap with bridge. Take
bridge, go ahead 1/4 L to find hedge gap with bridge, take bridge over ditch
then go L with ditch L. At ditch end turn R with hedge L and after 50 paces, exit
by corner gap.
Go with hedge R to exit field by corner gap. Go
up field valley ahead to gap in trees to find ditch bridge. Take bridge and go
with spinney L, around field. At far hedge gap go L on bridleway with hedge R.
At field end, go through gap in spinney, turn R and go with spinney R for short
distance to field corner gap. Continue ahead with spinney R to exit by corner
gap. Go ahead over field to mid fence gate, turn R, pass dew pond R through
small gate and follow grassy corridor with hedges L and R. Corridor swings R
leading to gate with hedge R. Continue ahead down through avenue of trees and
fields to road.
Cross road, go ahead over field to L corner
gate (R of buildings). Through gateway, pass in front of barn to driveway. Take
stile immediately R, go 1/2 L across field to corner stile. Over stile, and
second stile, and ahead with hedge and power lines L to corner gate. Take gate
opposite and go 1/4 R, parallel with power lines, to mid fence gate, to farm
driveway - turn R for 30 paces then L through gate along line of power lines to
far side of field.
far side of field (Do not go through gate) turn L and go with hedge R. Take
stile out of field and after 120 paces ignore new metal gate but take next stile R through dip to
metal gate into paddock.
Go with hedge R to corner of paddock. Turn L and continue 15 paces with fence R
to exit by metal gate. Ahead 1/2 L to take mid fence metal gate and ahead on same to take corner field
bridge over stream. Continue line but go to R of house and find stile L. Take
stile to track / drive to road, turn R on road. At next junction turn L to come to Priors
Marston War Memorial.
Marston to Long Itchington
(Ordnance Survey Map - Landranger 151 - Explorer 222
Priors Marston war memorial stands at the junction of a number of roads.
Standing at the end of Hellidon Road, turn right, direction Napton, and then take the right hand
fork for Lower Shuckburgh and Napton. Continue on Shuckburgh Road, passing a
phone box, and the ends of School Lane and Vicarage Lane on your right.
After a further 100m, locate a pillar-box on the left. Immediately
before the pillar-box, turn left and follow the waymark down a made up track,
alongside Priors Hall. At the end of the track, cross the stile and bear 1/2 R to pass along the rear boundaries
of houses to exit by stile.
Pass through two pony paddocks by stiles.
On entering a larger field, cut across the near left hand corner, by stile, to reach
timber bridge ditch crossing. Cross the ditch and bear 1/4 R. The next stile is visible beneath a line of trees.
Cross this stile, and go 1/2 L to find
corner stile. Take stile and cross ditch / bridge, and go L on turf track
bordered by line trees with hedge and ditch L.
way between lines of trees to pass through full width metal gate, and bend to
right. The path continues between line of trees then climbs a shallow incline, and continues ahead.
The path descends, eventually giving onto a field of pasture with fence L.
Go with fence L down field
towards the village of Napton just visible through the trees. Come to metal
gate. Take gate, and head down to
far right corner to find metal gate.
Take gate and go with hedge R for
some 100 paces to take gate R. Go ahead with hedge L.
You are no longer heading directly for Napton. Exit field by bottom left corner
Continue ahead with the hedge L, to reach metalgate.
Pass through gate into another large
field. Continue along the edge of this field with the fence immediately on your
right. Notice a farm appearing, a few hundred metres off to the left. When
you draw level with the farm, you will be at a gate which gives onto a minor
Take gate to road, go R, which is in effect continuing in the same
direction as the path you have just left.
After around some 500m come to T junction,
go ahead direction signed Napton / Stockton. Pass three cottages L (The Fens)
and immediately take driveway Up driveway and go R behind garage with hedge R to
come to stile. Take stile and go 1/4 R up centre of field to come to bridge in
dip. Take bridge and go 1/2 L up field to exit by far L corner gate to road.
Go R on road over canal bridge and immediately L down onto canal. Go L under
bridge and ahead with canal right - ahead is Napton on the Hill with its high set windmill. Follow
down a flight of locks, and pass The Folly Inn on your left. Continue on the
towpath. Skirt around Napton Hill on the towpath. At bridge 111 pass under
the A425 Southam to Daventry road with the Bridge Inn on the left.
Immediately after bridge take gap L to Bridge Inn.
Inn go L, exit by pub drive entrance, and go R on road after 20 paces cross
stile R. Down grassy passage way into field and go with hedge L. Take corner
stile and go with hedge L to field corner - go R 40 paces and take stile and
bridge L. Go
1/4 L across field to hedge gap. Continue ahead pass mid field power pole.
Maintain line to come to ditch / bridge gap to R of single tree. Go 1/2 R across
field to L of two trees to find stile (broken). Take gap and go with hedge R to end of
field. Stay in field and go L for 30 paces to take gap R.
Go with high hedge R. At hedge corner
continue same line ahead across field. Take mid fence bridge. Go 1/2 R to find
stile some 50 paces in from corner. Take stile and go ahead across field to find
metal gate. Take gate to vehicle track. Go ahead on track, pass cemetery to
road, pass Stockton Parish Church to Barley Mow Pub. Face Barley Mow Pub go L
pass school. At post box take road L, up Mount Pleasant, ignore side roads, come
to grassy passageway with houses L, leading through spinney to field. Go L with
hedge L to stile and road.
Cross road (A426) and take
gap to go down steps to go with hedge L. Though corner gap continue with hedge L
and fence R. Follow corridor over two bridges then through shrub, maintaining
line. Leave woods, go ahead on grassy way with spinney L. Exit spinney and after
50 paces go R to find gap, take gap and go immediately L with hedge L. After
some 70 paces take gap into woods to find stile. Take stile and ahead through
woods, cross track and exit by metal kissing gate to lake. Go R with lake L to
take gap into car park
with drive way ahead leading to road. Go L on road pass Blue Lias Inn, over bridge and take gateway
L to canal. Go R with canal L, pass
Two Boats Inn and go ahead.
Pass under the A423 Banbury to Coventry road (Bridge 25), and immediately
afterwards look out for a small brick-built cubicle next to the towpath.
Turn R off the towpath at this point, and turn left past the cubicle to reach
take kissing gate into paddock.
Cross paddock, and take two further kissing gates on either side of a
farm track. Go ahead over field and wooden foot bridge to exit by kissing gate and ahead over field
towards a modern white house in the distance with a distinctive rear projection
and find kissing gate.
corner kissing gate, and turn L to follow a made up lane serving private
In a few hundred metres, this lane (Thorn
Way) gives into an open area known as The Square, with The Harvester Inn on the
right. Turn left down the village road to find Holy Trinity Church.
Itchington to Cubbington
(Ordnance Survey Map
- Landranger 151 - Explorer 190 &222)
Face Holy Trinity Church and go R. Take Bascote
Road L signposted 'Bascote'.
ross bridge over river. In 70 mtrs
turn R. (Ignore first stile on R) Go down to take kissing gate into field. Go with fence R to find kissing
gate R. Take kissing gate / bridge / kissing gate and ahead with ditch /
fence L, ignore kissing gate L but continue ahead up field with river now on R to take
far mid fence kissing gate by river bridge, to minor road.
R to cross road bridge and pass 30mph signs,
follow road round to R to come to T junction, go on L on Short Lane and at end
of first house garden take passage way L. At end of passage way take kissing
gate and go 1/2 L across field to find metal gate by pumping station.
Take metal gate and go ahead with farm buildings R. Take another metal gate and
continue ahead with fence L and buildings R along grassy corridor exit by
Go with hedge R to field corner. At field corner go L. In 200 paces take kissing gate R in hedge.
Go ahead with wood L, after some 110 paces carefully look for
difficult to see waymark L. Take way mark into woods. Follow path through woods
with river L to come to tubular bridge over river. Cross bridge and turn L. In 20
paces go past remnants of kissing gate, over disused railway line, to find rusty kissing gate.
Take kissing gate and go L. Follow field round with hedge L for 40 paces to come to
field corner. Stop. Go 3/4 R across field, under power lines to find mid hedge gap
by telegraph pole. Take gap and go 1/2 L across field towards distant white
house, find mid fence stile. Take stile and continue ahead maintaining line to
exit by telegraph pole to road. Go R on road. Some 200 paces before white house
take signed gate R on unclassified road. Go ahead on uphill field
track, and exit by gate to track and lane to main road.
Cross road and ahead on tree lined lane,
pass Snowford House L, and ahead on vehicle track, to eventually crossing high
bridge over disused railway and coming to tarmac drive leading to road. Go R on
road to cross roads. Go L on main road, and after some
100 metres look for stile in hedge on L (next
to telegraph pole).
Cross stile, go 1/2 R to far corner and then R 50 mtrs to find bridge stile. Cross this stile and go ahead to find hedge gap.
Through gap and go with hedge R to take stile into large
field. Go ahead to find far hedge gap and road. Go L on road for some 10 mtrs to
find road R.
road, pass Sunrise Cottage and enter old Hunningham, a
pretty village. At end of road find church. Take kissing gate to R of church yard and go with
fence L. At end of fence go ahead 1/2 L downhill to find kissing gate.
Take kissing gate and go with River Leam on L, Go ahead (ignore stile R),
cross down slope to water meadow. Cross meadow to take stile opposite Red Lion Pub to road.
L to cross road bridge over River Leam, pass road L
and immediately past Severn-Trent booster station take kissing gate
L. Go 1/2 L, diagonally across field to find kissing gate by telegraph pole.
kissing gate and cross narrow field with buildings L to take
kissing gate. Go ahead across field centre to find kissing gate. Take kissing
gate and go 1/4 L find metal kissing gate by wooden bridge in far hedge. Cross bridge
and go ahead with hedge R to find gate in gate to L of isolated building
Take gate and continue with hedge R to take kissing gate and cross small
Follow path ahead uphill to reach waymark at farm
track. Turn R downhill and in 75 mtrs at hedge corner turn L, keeping hedge on R for 75 mtrs to
find hedge gap giving access to metal and concrete bridge over stream. Cross bridge and continue ahead
with hedge L.
Follow path to corner of field at wood and in 25 paces turn L to enter wood by hidden way-mark. Follow main path through wood as it
swings R, continue through wood to exit on far
side. Turn L and go with hedge L in direction of Cubbington village.
In comer of field cross tubular bridge. Turn L to
follow path around field and up to houses. At houses turn left along allyway and in 150 mtrs
reach Kings Head and Cubbington Church.
to Leamington Spa
Survey Map - Landranger 151 - Explorer 221)
Face The King's Head pub at Cubbington.
Go R downhill to junction with Church Lane. Cross ahead into High street, with
Old Manor House on L.
Follow High Street into village centre, where it becomes Queen's Street.
Continue ahead past shops and The Queen's Head pub to junction with Windmill
Turn L into Offchurch Road, and in 160 metres cross road R to kissing gate in
Take gate and follow
well-trodden path uphill, with hedge on R. Note tower block on
horizon. Proceed downhill to corner of field and turn R through hedge. Turn
immediately L and cross field ahead to pick up concrete road. Continue uphill
past house on L and barns on R to kissing-gate by cottage.
kissing-gate and down the field to kissing gate at bottom R. Go
through and turn immediately L to follow hedge on L with tower block on R.
After some 300 metres, find hedge gap L before line of tall trees. Take gap and then go R with hedge R. Follow path
around field edge to come to wood R. At corner of wood (Runghills), turn sharp right over ditch
Continue ahead with wood on R.
At corner of wood turn R with wood still on R.
end of wood go ahead
across field, with hedge R, to find and take sleeper bridge, continue ahead towards Redhouse Farm to find L corner field
Take gap and ahead to driveway. Go L on drive and after some 30 paces go R with
fence L to take kissing gate into field. Go with hedge L at field corner go R
and watch for hedge gap L. Take gap and cross ditch bridge by railway sleepers to enter Newbold Comyn Park.
Cross cinder path and go ahead with hedge R over golf course, finally over fairway to find wide hedge gap leading to well worn path. Go R
on path and after some 150 paces note car parks L, at end of second car park
leave path by 5 bar metal gate, through car park to metalled road. Go R on road,
pass Paul Putz International Play area L and continue to Newbold Comyn Leisure
Spa to Kenilworth
(Ordnance Survey Map
- Landranger 140 & 151 - Explorer
side of Leisure Centre at Newbold Common, Leamington Spa on road. Go R, in the direction of Leamington,
walk on wide tarmac footpath on L side of road, enjoying trees L, watch for
Newbold Terrace East R as trees end and go 1/2 L across grass strip to walk with
shrub / trees L. At corner enter into tree line and follow path L down to corner gap to find Willes
Cross road and enter Jephson Gardens. Walk
ahead through Gardens and exit opposite Royal Pumps Rooms.
Go L on road to pass over bridge
and take first road R (Spencer Street) opposite All Saints Church.
Go L on Lower Avenue, pass under railway bridge to find junction of
Go ahead on right hand side of Tachbrook Road. After some 50 yards,
before bridge, find entry to tow path on R.
Go down onto towpath and turn R (Do not go under Bridge 41). After 2
miles go under Bridge 49 and immediately take path up to road.
Go L on road to large roundabout.
Continue ahead 300 metres to find Woodloes Lane on left.
Take Woodloes Lane and continue on lane over A46 (Kenilworth Bypass), eventually forking L to Woodloes Farm
00 metres before farm, turn R across field pass under power cables to exit
field by gap. Go ahead with brick wall R then ahead across field to pass to L of
hump to find kissing gate. (Ordnance
Survey mapping amendment - Follow text instructions shown in italic)
Take gate and follow way-sign L round edge of field to exit by far field
corner gap. Go ahead on path with hedge L, path becomes track.
ust before second pylon, take path
L to enter woods and follow well-defined pathway through woodland. Exit wood by metal gate and continue ahead with hedge
on R (ignore signed path R onto golf course) to
find wooden gate. Take gate and ahead to find kissing gate in corner
of field, continue ahead towards wood. Some 80 yards before wood, after grassy
bank, go 1/2 L down field to cross old stone bridge then ahead to kissing gate by lone tree. Take
kissing gate and go ahead across field to exit by kissing gate to driveway.
urn R and follow metalled
road to junction with Rouncil Lane. Go R on road for 50 paces to take metal gate
L. Go ahead on well worn track with fence L and hedge R exit by corner gap. Continue ahead with hedge R to
exit by metal gate.
Go ahead with hedge R to end of field. Take
metal gate and go ahead pass large farm on R (Oaks Farm) to find corner
concrete bridge. Cross bridge ahead to find metal gate. Take gate and go
ahead to field corner to find second metal gate.
Take gate and go ahead with fence R (ignore stile R to playing fields), continue
ahead with fence R to find metal gate. Take gate, and ahead with hedge R, pass
dew pond R, to come to field corner gap, go R along grassy corridor to exit by
gate to driveway..
Go L down drive, through wood, pass car park to road. Go L around Castle
perimeter to come to Queen & Castle
(Ordnance Survey Map - Landranger 139 & 140 - Explorer 221)
Face Queen and Castle, Kenilworth. Go L
up main road to bend, take lane L (Purlieu Lane). Go under power cables and
after 20 paces take kissing gate R.
Go L up field to gateway. Go ahead maintaining line, through mid hedge kissing
gate and ahead across to find copse at field corner. Enter copse and exit by
kissing gate to field. Go with hedge R to find kissing gate R. Take gate and go L
across field towards houses to kissing gate to road
Go R on road for 10 paces and take kissing gate L to field. Go with hedge L to
field corner. Cross ditch bridge L. Go through small copse and ahead with hedge
L. Through next copse and go down field to find mid field gap with ditch bridge.
Cross bridge and go up field
to hedge. Go L around field edge with hedge R to exit by field corner gap.
Go L up field to pass under power cables - watch for mid field waymark
sign. At waymark sign go R in direction of houses to field corner. Go with
hedge L pass houses.
Take waymark sign L through hedge;
pass through copse adjacent to houses, to driveway. Go R down driveway. Some 20
paces before passing under power lines; at junction with drive R, go L across
field - pass by lone field oak to cross mid field to adjacent field corner edge,
go ahead and after 10 paces take gap L. Go R with hedge R and follow round field
edge up field to far mid hedge stile.
Cross stile and go over ditch bridge and
second stile. Go 1/2 R to far R field corner to take two kissing gates.
Go ahead with hedge R to find and take mid fence kissing gate R. cross field
centre to gateway to road. Over road turn L and almost immediately take stile R
though tree lined copse to field.
Go with hedge L to field corner stile. Cross stile and go R hugging two sides of
field to far field corner stile. Cross stile and bridge ditch. Go L across
field to hedge gap by large tree and ahead to find field corner stile. Cross
stile to ditch bridge to drive way. Cross driveway and take field stile to L of
Go L with hedge L to field corner stile /
gate. Take stile and go with hedge R to field exit gap. Take gap and go L with
hedge L to field corner, remain in field and go R with hedge L pass under power
lines to find field corner ditch bridge
Take ditch bridge and go with
hedge L to stile to road. Go L about 500 yards on road, turn R into Camp Farm / Pheasant
Oak Farm. Up drive
way of farm, through gateway and up centre between buildings. Exit property by
far L corner large kissing gate.
Go ahead over field to go with hedge L to take stile to road. Cross road,
go R 30 paces to find large kissing gate L to enter field. Go 1/2 R over field
to exit by far corner kissing gate to
road. Go R on Old Waste
Lane. Take driveway L adjacent to Oaklands some 40 paces before road end.
After 70 paces take passage way to R of driveway to passage way at end take
Go L with hedge L to corner then go though metal kissing gate
and over ditch bridge, maintain line with hedge L to hedge gap.
Take gap and continue with hedge L to find field corner kissing
gate. Take gate and take steps up to disused railway. Go R and immediately L taking steps down
Go ahead across short land strip to ditch
bridge. Cross bridge and go with hedge L to take corner stile / bridge, Go ahead
under pylons to find corner field stile.
Cross stile and go ahead to rough drive way follow round R after
approximate 50 paces cross field stile R and go L across field to mid
fence latch gate
Take latch gate and continue L to cross field corner and onto
drive by latch gate. Turn R on driveway to road Go L over railway bridge continue
to junction of roads.
Turn R to T junction. Turn L after 20 pace take driveway R to
cross stile to vehicle track. Go ahead on track to take kissing
gate and ahead to exit track by kissing gate to field. Go to R
of power pole to cross field to take kissing gate.
Take further kissing gate / plank bridge /
kissing gate and ahead with fence L / hedge R to find field corner kissing
Take kissing gate / plank bridge / kissing gate and ahead with hedge R under
power cables. Come to mid hedge gap on R with kissing gate and various way marks. Remain in field, turn L, across field
to ditch bridge located 10 paces in from R field comer. Cross ditch bridge and
go ahead with wire fence L across field to exit by kissing gate.
Go with hedge R to find top R swamp boards to kissing gate stile. Take
gate and go with power lines L and hedge R. At end of trees take kissing gate R and go
L. Continue with hedge L, under pylons
and at field corner, go ahead over field, aiming some 70 paces R of white house
to find corner gap, Take gap and follow path around through trees to
driveway. Go R on driveway to road.
Go L on road for 40 paces, take stile R and 2nd stile into field. Go with
hedge R to exit by corner gap. Ahead over field under power lines, through hedge
gap and 1/4 L to go with hedge L. 10 paces before field end cross hedge stile L.
with hedge R. Watch for mid hedge stile R. Cross stile and go L with hedge L to
find corner stile. Cross stile into grassy
passageway leading to back garden, keep to L of garden and house to road. Go R, after
250 paces take kissing gate L through shrub to gateway
Though gateway and go L up field to take mid hedge kissing gate. Go ahead
with pylon power lines L to far field hedge kissing gate onto road.
Go L pass Shirley Lane and after some 90
paces take signed driveway R. Pass barns L and follow vehicle track with hedge
At field corner gap continue ahead down
mid field toward copse / hedge Turn R after 25 paces and take ditch bridge L,
into coppice and kissing gate into
field. Go with wood L and ahead across field to R of lone oak
to find way mark post at edge of wood.
Go L with wood R. After some 90 paces at corner of
wood go L across centre of field to far R corner kissing. Take gate and go R with
hedge R on vehicle track.
Follow track through two fields. At end of 2nd field take gate and ahead
with hedge L. Just before farm gate go 1/2 R across field to gate / narrow gap by
high trees to R of house.
Take narrow gap and follow grassy passageway
to road. Go L past St. Laurence church. Where road swings R go ahead through
gate onto grassy passage way. Continue on passageway to open field.
Go R and follow round field edge. Half way along long field edge find signed gap
R. Take gap and ahead with hedge L to exit by corner kissing gate. Ahead with
hedge L to L corner kissing gate. Take kissing gate and go 1/2 R to find kissing
gate to road.
Cross road and take stile into field go with fence L and ahead to
take mid hedge stile. Go 3/4 R to exit field by mid fence gate
Go 1/4 L downhill to edge of wood and ahead with wall R to take wooden kissing
gate and ahead with hedge R to find large kissing gate R. Take kissing gate to
passage way to drive. Go L on driveway to road, turn L and walk up road to old
to Hockley Heath
(Ordnance Survey Map
- Landranger 139 - Explorer 220 & 221)
From the standing cross on The Green in
the centre of Meriden, cross road and go R up towards roundabout. Turn L into
Hampton Lane and after some 200 paces take footpath L adjacent to The Firs.
Go over stile and
immediately left with hedge left and embankment right.
Follow path round L to gap in
hedge leading to road. Go R on road following round bend to reach gateway L with
stile to R. Go over stile and head diagonally down field to find a bridge and
stile some 80 paces in from R hand field corner. Cross bridge, go half R, across
corner of field to metal gate.
through gate and
walk ahead to find R hand corner of field. Go through kissing gate and
turn L walking downhill with fences L and R. At bottom take wide stone pathway,
then go R with quarry R. Path turns L over footbridge and along quarry
fence on R. Go through kissing gate onto road.
Ordnance Survey mapping amendment -
Follow text instructions shown in italic)
Turn R at road and after 50m take path to L. This is fenced with gravel workings
on R. On reaching road, turn R and follow road round, through gate, for
about ½ mile to come to road junction, before copse L. At road junction take
path L to find gap R with bridge to stile. Take stile to field and go ahead to
find mid field fence gap with gate and elevated bridge. Cross bridge and ahead
over field to kissing gate.
Go ahead with high broken hedgerow R. At field end turn L and go with hedge R. Exit field by corner stile. Follow
path along inside edge of wood, and after pond R, take kissing gate R, then turn
L and follow field round with wood L. Go through kissing gate and continue with
hedge L for two fields.
Path goes into wood, go through kissing gate into corner of field. Take
path diagonally down middle of field and through small group of trees. On
reaching the Heart of England Way turn R.
Walk along R hand edge of field, and exit by path with small wood L and after
kissing gate turn R at road. Proceed until main road, cross dual carriageway, turn
L crossing over railway bridge and take
next road on R, Almost immediately, go L down Wooton Green Lane. Where road
turns left go ahead into driveway of Wotton Grange.
Just before private gateway to Grange go L to find stile by gate. Take
stile into field, turn R and go with edge of wood R. Remain in field - at field
corner turn L to go down field with hedge R, follow round bottom field corner to
find and take stile R through small coppice
with bridge and stile to field.
Go ahead up field with hedge R to
exit by gap to field. Go ahead down field with hedge L to find stile. Cross field with mid
field stream / bridge and exit by stile. Go ahead with hedge R to exit field by
corner stile. Go ahead with hedge and power lines R to exit field by stile to
Turn L and then take next road R (Magpie Lane). [With a short diversion
you can go ahead to visit the Saracens Head.] After white house on R go
through kissing R into field. Follow path to go with L hand hedge and go through
kissing gate to road. Go L, after about
85 paces take stile R.
Go round field edge with hedge R to come to large open field. Go ahead
down field to take footbridge and kissing gate. Go ahead over field to find
kissing gate and ahead with
short length of hedge L to hedge stile. Take stile and go ahead with hedge L
under pylons to exit field by corner gap.
Go ahead continuing previous line
with hedge R to road, go R. After about 100 paces turn L down farm track
and through metal gate following track round R and before farm house entrance
take stile L to go on track parallel to power lines.
Follow track as it bears L into field and then go with hedge
L to a stile at the end of the fields to road. Turn R on road for short distance
to junction. Go R on Chadwick Lane, and on reaching
house with pond on L, turn L on path to the R of driveway. This leads to an
enclosed path and into a coppice, continue onto a farm track.
Turn R along track, under power lines - where track goes R go ahead through gate, and follow path as it passes Dial
House to road. At the Warwick Road turn L, and after some 250 paces take
driveway R to Black Boy Inn.
Go to left hand car park (L of Pub, bridge and recycling bins) to find gap to
canal towpath. Go L on canal path and continue to the second bridge over the canal and cross this
up driveway to gate leading to road. Go L on road and turn L down Valley Lane,
ignore road R, following road round and just before Valley Farm entrance gate go through
kissing gate L into field.
Turn R with hedge R to find corner field kissing gate. Continue to kissing gate
and bridge and maintaining the same line with hedges L go over numerous stiles
and through metal kissing gate to finally arrive
at road. Go R, pass Station Lane, over railway line and then take driveway R
(The Grove) . Immediately before house gate take passageway to the
R, to kissing
gate, go with hedge L to reach kissing gate on driveway.
Go R and after 10 paces go L through kissing gate into field with hedge L, exit
field through kissing gate to road. Go R on road, pass driveway on R to Uplands
Farm, and shortly afterwards take kissing gate L into National Trust Packwood
Avenue. Go down avenue of trees to come to Packwood House.
(11.25 miles from Meriden).
Facing Packwood House go right on road pass Grove Lane and after some 100
paces take kissing gate L to field.
Go over centre of field to kissing gate under power lines. Go
ahead with hedge L cross hidden brook and go half R to power pole in corner by
trees to find kissing gate leading into churchyard of St Giles Church.
Face front door of church
and go left on pathway to exit church grounds to car park. Take church access
driveway to road. Go right on road to come to junction. At junction go left and
continue to meet main road.
Go ahead on main road signed Hockley Heath. Follow road round to meet
main Stratford Road. At Stratford Road go left and cross road and walk ahead to
come to The Wharf Tavern.
Hockley Heath to Henley in Arden
(Ordnance Survey Map - Landranger 150 & 151 -
(W150)rom front of The Wharf Tavern in
Hockley Heath make your way through pub car park to find bridge L leading to
canal. Go on tow path with canal R. Pass a
drawbridge; Swallow Cruisers and under road bridge to come to swing bridge.
Cross canal and
follow vehicle track into Drawbridge Farm. Pass
front of farm building and take kissing gate to left of right hand gate.
Go with fence L to find far corner
stile. Take stile and go ahead down field to find far L corner stile by gate.
Take stile and go L on narrow filed with hedge L to find R corner stile by gate.
Take stile and pass dew pond, continue with hedge L to find gate and bridge over steam.
Take gate and go up field towards church tower of St Mary's Lapworth.
Exit field by stile and go up small field to find stile to road. Go R
After 120 paces go L on drive with Leylandii trees R to take stile to L of gate. Follow driveway pass greenhouses to end to find
ground staff buildings with gated courtyard.
Turn L onto gravelled drive and go ahead 50 paces on driveway with hedge R.
Find and take way marked hedge gap
right and continue line down towards motorway with hedge L. Take gap through tree line at field end to
find stile to vehicle track and bridge over motorway.
Cross motorway bridge. After crossing bridge take stile L and go down
steps, keep to line of fence at bottom of steps. At end of fencing continue ahead over bridge / stile to field. Go
ahead across centre of field, passing through gate in gate, and then under
pylons to further gate within a gate to exit. Head across narrow part of
field to find kissing gate into scrub. Go ahead through scrub into field, and ahead
with hedge L to exit by far L corner kissing gate to rough vehicle way. Go R on vehicle
way down to lane.
Ordnance Survey mapping amendment -
Follow text instructions shown in italic)
Cross the lane to take bridge and stile,
turn immediately left and take kissing gate into the field. Go
with hedge L around field edge up to far corner kissing gate. Take gate and bridge to go through short scrub
into field, go L with hedge L. Approximately half way down field, pass large gap left
and after further 25 paces find stile L. Take stile and go ahead with hedge L to
take corner stile to road (Look out for lovely blackberries in hedge in August).
Go R on road to reach staggered crossroads.
Go ahead on, Irelands Lane. After about a mile go L to driveway to Irelands
Farm. After some 15 paces take hedge gap R. Though gap and go L down field edge,
under pylons to exit field by bottom L field gap onto driveway. Go R and after 5
paces go L. Walk on edge of field, not on grassy vehicle way.
Go up field edge to end of field
to find gate in metal gate. Take gate, go ahead with hedge R, after 40 paces,
take kissing gate R. Go L with hedge L to follow round field edge to exit by
corner kissing gate.
Go up field with hedge L, to end of
spinney. Go ahead up crossing open field to hedge stile into copse. Through copse
and exit by stile (enjoy panoramic view). Go ahead down hill, aiming to R of buildings, to find mid
fence kissing gate, take gate and go ahead through two kissing gates to finally come to road.
Go L on road, after 15 paces at T
junction take fork L and go ahead to pass between remains of disused railway
bridge either side of road. Immediately afterwards take gap L to public footpath
running parallel with driveway, leading round to stile into field. Go directly
ahead over middle of field to pass 5 paces to L of the gate to find and take a corner stile
Go 1/2 R up hill and ahead to far R corner
to find corner stile. Take stile into wooded area and ahead / R to follow path
in wooded area to junction of paths. Go ahead and exit wooded area by stile. Go 1/2
L across field to take field corner stile. Go L along
hill top with hedge L and views R. At gateway go ahead down under power lines and then up to mounds hiding Motte
& Bailey ruins.
Stay on top of mounds, until
descending to L corner kissing gate leading to road. Go R on road to pass
Gate of St Marys Church, over stream, to finally join High Street at corner with St John the
in Arden to Coughton
(Ordnance Survey Map - Landranger 150 & 151 -
With back to St John the Baptist Church on the High Street in Henley in
Arden. Go R (past the Guild House). In a few yards cross the road at the
pedestrian traffic lights and go L along High Street, in
30 paces go R up
alleyway signed to the Station. Go up alleyway through the car park for the Swan
Pub. Continue following signs to Station (into Swan Croft). At end of alleyway
bear left and after a few paces go up slope to Railway Station Bridge and cross
Continue forward on a
fenced path with allotments on both sides to reach Metal kissing gate. Take gate
and go ahead through further metal gate along tree lined passage to find metal
gate. Take gate (ignoring metal kissing gate immediately on R) and go ahead
with fence R to find metal footbridge.
Cross metal footbridge across ditch to kissing gate. Take kissing gate and go
ahead along enclosed field edge path with hedge on L and wire fence on R and
into sunken way up to stile. Cross a wooden stile, turn immediately L and up
steps to reach field. Go R and then forward until you reach a marker post by
corner of hedge, then go half L over summit and down to metal gate and stile.
Cross stile, go straight across main road, up drive to R of Well Cottage
(take a few moments to look down old well) and cross interesting stile
in brick walk to R of gate. Go ahead through gate into small Orchard. Continue
forward, cross stile into paddock and cross next stile into field. Go straight
ahead to two oak trees in hedge and turn L along field edge with hedge on R to
field corner. Cross stile and go R down steps and L across culverted ditch to
cross another stile and forward to metal footbridge over stream.
half R across field passing marker post and on to stile in hedge. Cross stile
and go half L across field to cross stile in fence enclosed hedge and continue
half L to a stile by a gate in second fence enclosed hedge. Go half R to cross
stile and wooden planked footbridge over deep ditch.
Continue forward to cross stile in next hedge and go half R to
field corner gap. Take gap and continue along field edge with
hedge on R. Reach R corner and go through gap in hedge and
continue along next field with hedge on R. Reach field corner
and go through gap in hedge to lane.
Cross lane and take kissing gate. Go half
L through some saplings into field and turn R. Pass pond on R and go uphill
along field edge with hedge on R. At top of rise take stile R and
go with fence L to find metal gate
into Bannams Wood. (Note that the woods
are a Site of Special Scientific Interest)
Follow path as it winds through wood, pass an old
wagon on your L. Continue following the winding path downwards, where path
divides keep L
as path. Continue downhill as the path widens to a track. A track joins from
your L and then come to a T junction, turn L. Follow the track down hill
to reach a gate in gate to road.
urn R and walk forward, initially
with the woods on your R, At end of wood go some 150 paces and take signed gap
L. Take kissing gate into field and proceed along
field edge with hedge R to field corner to find metal gate. Take gate and go half L across the next field to
exit by wooden gate.
Go R on wide grass way, (parallel with
power cables on L). to brow of hill ahead. At brow go down slope
to bottom to take gap L adjacent to start of hedge.
Go ahead with hedge R to exit field by
corner gap, continue ahead with hedge R to exit next field by
Go 1/2 L to field edge by transformer fixed to an electricity post.
Go left to find drive way.
down track past entrance to private driveway to find large pylon with overhead
cables. (Do not continue to road) Go R with fence L and hedge and ditch R to find
metal gate. Take gate and cross driveway to find further gat
Take gate and go ahead to pass under pylons to far
corner to find metal gate. Take gate and go 1/2 L to find far corner field stile
/ gate. Ahead into garden of a large house. Go with hedge L, pass pond R to exit
by gate L of house entrance gate.
Emerge at the junction of three tracks, turn R and walk up the hill along the
field edge with hedge R to field corner gap. Take gap and ahead uphill passing
twin timber electricity poles in middle of field. Continue to summit and go
forward to find gate in near corner of field. Cross stile and go downhill with
hedge on R to reach metal gate and pass along a fenced way at the back of a pair
of cottages to exit by metal gate. Over field corner to metal kissing gate to
Go R pass cottage R and follow
road round to take first metalled driveway L on corner by large house with out
buildings, leading to The Former Church of St Leonards Spernall. Pass Church
on your R and immediately after Church Gate go through kissing gate.
Go ahead with fence R, and ahead to find metal footbridge. Cross bridge over the River Arrow and
ahead close to bank of River Arrow L then into
the narrowing of the field to take kissing gate.
Go 1/2 R across the next field to the corner where there are a number of
hedgerow oaks, to find gate. Take gate, turn immediately R with a hedge R and a
fence on your L. Go to the field corner, stay in field, turn L and go with the
hedge R. On reaching the next corner of the field take kissing gate to next
field where there is a National Trust sign for Coughton Court. Go forward for a
short way with a metal rail fence on your R to take another kissing gate. Go
half L across the field towards the cottages on the far side to exit by kissing
Pass in front of a pair of cottages, built 1913 and 1896, on your R hand
side, emerging onto the main Alcester/Studley road A435 (note
that the first cottage gate carries a warning Alsatian Dog. Do not pass the
gate). Turn immediately L cross
bridge over the River Arrow, pass the car entrance to Coughton Court, (which is well worth a visit). Continue along the A439 with superb
view of Coughton Court to L until you reach main gate by pedestrian traffic
lights. (take great care. The A439 is very
busy with vehicles going far to fast.)
(Ordnance Survey Map
- Landranger 150 - Explorer 205 & 220)
Find a pedestrian crossing on main road A435 in front of Coughton Court,
Close by is an ancient monument where travellers prayed. From monument cross
road and go up Coughton Lane for approximately 1 mile.
At T junction turn R on B4090 for 40
paces to find hedge gap L into field, go with hedge L. Where hedge finishes go
ahead to hedge opposite to find wooden footbridge. Take bridge over steam
round field edge with hedge R do not take gaps R. At end of vast field
continue through next field with hedge R and after some 150 paces take large
gap, continuing to maintain line now with hedge L. Exit field by gate to L of
brick outbuilding and cross driveway to find gate. Take gate and go ahead up
At end of track take gate L and
bend R round base of field mound to pass to R of isolated brick building. Take
rough vehicle way leading up through trees to field, go L along field edge to
take stile into woodland, through woodland to exit stile into field. Go L to take stile some 30
paces in from left hand corner, into woodland. Exit woodland by stile and go
with hedge R to find stile to road.
Cross main road, and take secondary road The Saltway passing Neville Arms
Turn L into Brandheath Lane and follow until end of lane. Turn R into
passageway, through small gate into field, go ahead with hedge L. Take corner
gate and continue ahead with hedge L to exit by stile, maintain line ahead under
power cables. Exit field by bridge to go ahead by stiles through three fields to road.
road and go ahead on track to
enter field by gate, ahead with hedge L to exit by gate. Go ahead with gas
compound on R to find field. Go R and ahead with hedge R, after some 150 paces
find stile R. Take stile and go L with hedge L to road.
Go R on road and follow until footpath on R (Bouts). Take path through
copse until stile on L. Over stile and go R towards isolate houses. Find
metal gate with fence stile R. Take stile and ahead with hedge L to find stile L.
Take stile and go 10 paces R with ditch R to take stile into garden. Go ahead to
exit garden by stile and into paddock with pond and jetty L
to exit paddock by bridge over strea
o ahead over field to take gate
and ahead over further field to find gap over stream leading to 6 bar metal gate. Head up vehicle
track (ignore gates L) to come track end gate. Take gate and pass in front of farm (Bouts
Farm) to road. Go R on road. After
some 300 metres, just before Bouts End Barn take gate L up grassy passage way
leading to gate to field. Take gate and ahead with hedge L to find field corner
gate. Take gate and through shrub, with hedge L to find gateway leading to house
driveway. Take hidden stile 5 paces to L of driveway entrance, to road (B4092)
Cross road, through gate, down driveway, keep cottage on L. Take gate
into field. Go with hedge hedge L to exit by stile to bridge. Go L to pass
under power lines and take stile and metal bridge. Go with hedge L to exit by
corner stile. Maintain line across large field to far R corner to find concrete
standing, with stile between two metal gates.
Take fence and go up grassy track,
through wooded strip, pass under pylons, and exit by gate to field. Go
ahead to far R corner gate. Take gate and go L some 30 paces on
grassy track to find gate.. Take gate and go R with hedge / trees R to corner, follow round corner
and after some 30 paces find stile R
Take stile and go down steep hill to road. Go L on
road for 10 paces to find stile L. Take stile and go R up field to find
corner stile. Take stile and go ahead with hedge R to road. Cross road and take
gate to go ahead with hedge L, and in second field take far L corner stile and
ahead with hedge R to exit by corner stile leading to sports field.
Through sports field with hedge on R to corner. Take footpath to road.
Turn R follow road to Stonehouse farm. Turn L on unmarked footpath to go with
hedge R. Follow hedge round field edge to exit by stile leading to grassy track.
Follow track for some 150 paces to kissing gate at end of Tuer Way.
to North Piddle
(Ordnance Survey Map
- Landranger 150 - Explorer 190 & 204)
farm track with back to kissing gate at the end of Tuer Way, Inkberrow.
Go L some 40 paces on track to take waymarked? path R. Follow between
properties and exit by steps to road. Go 1/2 L to find signed cinder track.
Take cinder track to find small wooden
gate to R of 5 bar wooden gate. Continue on track to further
small wooden gate to R of 5 bar wooden gate. Go ahead with hedge
R to find double stile in field corner. Go R, aiming for farm
buildings, across field to take mid hedge ditch bridge and
stile. Go ahead to find stile/bridge/stile leading to farmyard.
L to find and take drive between barns.
At end of drive find two metal gates. Take L gate and go L
with fence L to take corner gate. Continue on same line with
fence and pond R to take gate into field. Go diagonally R across
field, under two sets of power cables
to take corner gap with temporary wooden gate. Take short corridor with trees L to
L down field corner to take wooden gate leading into coppice.
Go ahead 5 paces and then R to find gap into field.
Go ½ L up field to find field corner way post. Go 1/2 R with
hedge R to take corner field gap. Go ahead with hedge R to
track. Go ahead on track with farm outbuildings R to find gap to
R of double metal gates leading to minor road. Go L down minor
road 1/3 mile to T junction (ignore footpath R). Cross road
(A422) and take metal gate opposite into field.
field go ½ R across field towards R of buildings on horizon to find double gated bridge over stream. Cross bridge, go R up field under power lines
to find stile.
and go 1/2 L across narrow field to take double stile
and plank bridge.
Go ahead to take a further double stile, and plank bridge then 1/2 L to
take large metal gate in hedge.
directly ahead, keeping fence enclosing tree growing area to R to find stile.
Cross stile and continue ahead with house to L to exit by far L corner metal
stile to road. Go directly across road and follow footpath sign into field. Go
with hedge L to top field corner.
Go R some 20 paces and
take stile in hedge gap into the next field and continue directly ahead across the field.
In the L hand corner of the field is a fenced off pond and the stile is adjacent
and to R of pond.
Take stile and proceed over centre of
field towards mid hedge gateway. Cross stile to left of gateway and continue ahead with hedge R. At the
end of the field there is a gate. Take gate and cross narrow field with fence
L to metal gate. Take gate onto minor road. Turn R walking ahead into the
village of Flyford Flavell.
road junction and the Boot Inn to the Church. Pass Church and take driveway L. Go
up driveway and around tennis court. At end of tennis court take gate R and
ahead with fence L to find stile.
stile and pass between dew ponds.
with fence and hedge R around paddock to find stile.
Take stile and go
1/2 L across field
to far corner stile.
stile and go ahead with hedge R to gate. Take gate continue with hedge R to field end and kissing gate R.
Take kissing gate
and next immediate kissing gate. Go ahead with hedge L to exit field by kissing
gate. Go ahead with hedge L to exit by corner field stile and ahead to exit
field by double fence stile. Go ahead down slope to road. Go L on road to come
to cross roads at North Piddle
Piddle to Stoulton
(Ordnance Survey Map
- Landranger 150 - Explorer 190 & 204)
Stand at cross roads in North Piddle with
back to Church Lane. Go L for 100 paces take kissing gate R into field, go
across field to stile to
through copse to stile / stream bridge leading to avenue of trees to exit
gate. Cross road and take gate opposite. Go ahead across tree planted field, to
exit by gap into field passing to L of power pole to
far corner field gap (Here we enjoy first glimpse of church at Upper Snodsbury
on horizon ahead).
Through gap and continue ahead with hedge L. Go around field corner to double
metal gate. Go 1/2 R take double metal gate and bridge over steam (Ordnance
Survey mapping amendment - Follow text instructions shown in italic) and
after some 10 paces take cinder track R to go with river R. Follow track to
hedge gap to road. Cross road to take fence stile. Go ahead through 2 fields
- exit 2nd field at wide gap and then ahead towards lone tree L. Before tree
find and take crop path diagonally R across field to take far mid fence
metal kissing gate
R of church on horizon).
Go up field with
hedge R to take corner wooden kissing gate and
follow alley way between houses to road - Upper Snodsbury.
Cross road. Go ahead into Church
Road and continue into The Furlongs. Take wooden gate and ahead with houses R to
enter field by large kissing gate. Go ahead across centre
of field aim for centre of farm buildings to find stile. Cross stile and go ahead through farm
buildings to find driveway leading to road. Cross road and follow farm track
with large field L. Take R hand of two gates into field.
Go ahead across field to find mid hedge gate. Go ahead in field with line of
trees R to come to corner gap by large oak tree. Go ahead through copse and
ahead 1/4 L to find bridge over river. Cross bridge and go ahead up field to
find far L corner gate. Take gate and go ahead some 30 paces to find gate L and
signed footpath. Through gate and follow round field edge with hedge R to find
far R corner metal gate.
Take metal gate and bridge and go ahead
to find hedge gap. Go through gap and go 1/4 L to find stile into copse. Through
copse to find track Go R on track which becomes road passing houses L to
come to junction of roads. Immediately take gap L by power pole and go with
hedge L to find gap to road. Go R on road and
immediately take gap into churchyard of St John the Baptist, follow
round church to exit churchyard by gate to road.
Go L on road into the village of White Ladies
Aston. Pass stone wall R, road bends R and after some 50 paces take signed gap R. Ahead with red brick
barn R, and continue with hedge R. Leave path where it swings L and continue
ahead with hedge R to take far corner stile / bridge to field. Go L with hedge
L, pass house L, and come to field corner. Go R and after some 20 paces
take stile into garden, cross garden and exit by stile into paddock. Exit
paddock by fence. Go L to kissing gate (Do not take kissing, do not exit field)
Turn back to kissing gate go 3/4 L to pass field corner to take kissing gate to
Go right on road after some 250 paces take gate L into narrow field, Go
diagonally half way down field to find gate R. Take gate and go into field. Go
diagonally to far corner field stile leading to road.
Cross road and take kissing gate. Go
ahead to pass to L of horse area to take mid hedge kissing gate / bridge into
field. Go ahead, parallel with power cables, to find hedge gap. Take gap and
ahead with hedge L to exit by field corner. Continue to follow track with
buildings L. Main track turns L but continue ahead under power cables then turn
L to come to gap by power pole leading to drive by red building (Kit Kitchens).
Go L on drive to road.
Cross road and ahead on bridleway
track after some 25 paces there are waymarkers
L (Due to Worcetser C.C. Path Closure follow revised
Ignore these waymarkers and continue up the bridleway track with
the plantation right until it ends. At the end track swings L
into a field with a stand of trees to your right. Go L into the
field and go down the field with hedge L to the hedge corner
where it turns left with a tree on the corner.
Do not turn L with the hedge stay but ½ right and continue ahead
into the field. Continue ahead to large brick bridge over the
railway. Go down the field to pass a 5 bar metal gate L.
Continue ahead to an old metal gate L onto a farm bridleway.
Turn R go behind a barn and follow to Windmill Hill Farm. Turn R
past the farm on the farm track. Go ahead past the front of more
barns and down the field to metal gate. Follow the footpath to
and alongside a wood L with hedge R.
At the end of the wood track swings L and R through a metal gate
and over a bridge over a stream. Turn right follow the hedge
line with hedge and stream right to a kissing gate. Take gate
and turn L. Go up the field with hedge L, At the top of the
field go L between hedges. Follow this to a metal gate on the R.
Take a path between a fence and hedge to another metal gate into
the churchyard. Go ahead to double metal gate out of the
churchyard onto the road. You have exited at the side of the
church of St Edmund at Stoulton.
(Ordnance Survey Map - Landranger
150 - Explorer 190)
Face St Edmund Church at Stoulton. Go R down road to the B4084. Turn L and then
first R to Hawbridge. Pass
Fusion and after
some 100 yards take bridleway R, over stream, and take rough track L to field.
Go R by back of
house for some 10 paces to find post. Go L over field to lone tree. At lone tree
go 1/4 R to find footbridge over ditch. Go over bridge, through undergrowth and
ahead with hedge on L. By wood bear R and L round corner of wood. Continue with
wood on L for 100 yards. Exit field by stile, and ahead with wood L to exit next
field by stile. Continue ahead in large field with woods L to field corner, do
not exit field, but continue around field edge to pass to rear of houses, to
find stile to road.
Go R on road for some 150 yards and take stile L to path. Go with hedge L
through fields to road.
On road go L and enter Wadborough.
Pass the Masons Arms Pub on R
(telephone box at
first road on left) .
on until the road makes a sharp right turn. Here take the bridle path to the
left with Crome Perry wood on your right. Follow the bridleway through the wood,
ignoring crossing path. At sharp left turn do not go ahead across plank bridge but
swing L and continue on woodland track, passing farm buildings R, to road.
Cross road, go 20 yards R and take field entrance L. Go ahead with wood on L,
after some 200 paces find hidden way mark L. At way mark go 3/4 R across field to find
stile and footbridge. Go across
field passing close to left lone tree aiming for
hedge gap to find road.
Go L on
road. Pass Crabbe Lane on L and after 15 paces find field entrance R, go
into field and go 1/2 L to field corner with plank bridge over ditch
and then head across field to find footbridge approximately
yards to the right of top left corner.
Cross foot bridge go 1/4 L across field
to field corner. Take ditch bridge and gap by large tree to left of line of
Through gap, go right to find bridge. Over bridge and go L with hedge L, follow
field edge (ignoring another stile/bridge on your left) to reach gate onto the road. This is Salters lane.
Go L for some 50 yards to find gate R. Take gate and go with hedge L down to
take kissing gate and footbridge over Bow Brook
wood and go up bridal path, through wood, across a logging road to gate and
stile. Take gate and ahead on grassy way between light fencing, leading into
vehicle way. Continue ahead on vehicle way to find gap R in fencing. Take gap
and ahead on fence lined grassy track to take gate to L of a black and white
thatched cottage, (Woodman's Cottage).
Go down the
lane to the main Pershore - Upton road. Cross road and turn R. At the end of the
Garden Centre take gate L and gate R to go L with hedge L to River Avon.
Turn L at river and follow bank upstream to
Pershore Bridge. Take steps, turn L on main road (A4084) and after some 50 paces go R
to re cross Avon on old bridge to find car park and Picnic site.
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paths, bridleways and roads we have used in these instructions are public rights
of way as designated on Ordnance Survey maps. Following the instructions and
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tips are safe or suitable.