Berkswell - Four Oaks - Marcote Hall - Berkswell

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Just south of Meriden and a short drive from Birmingham lies the historic village of Berkswell. What it might lack in size, it makes up for in charm, from the medieval church to a pub that housed Cromwell's troops during the war, to some spectacular rural scenery. This walk takes in all these sights and gives you a great view of the area, without wearing you out. The first half is on some of the area's major trails (Heart of England Way and the Millennium Way), but it also takes in some of the trails less travelled, but no less interesting. You can start from a convenient car park area right on the Meriden Road and soon be strolling along paths through the lands of the former Berkswell Estate.

The walk is fairly easy with few stiles and no major changes in elevation. Keep your eyes open for wildlife. I've surprised (and been surprised by) a number of pheasants, rabbits and the occasional fox. It also includes some very nice shady areas, especially as you stroll through the Sixteen Acre Wood. There is also something along the trail for any geocachers out there.

England - Central England - Warwickshire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Museum, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Stately Home, Wildlife, Woodland

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