Berkswell Circular Pub Walk

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The walk begins and ends at Berkswell, which has a 12th Century Norman church, a well used for baptising and a free museum. The village also has a quality pub that serves a pint of prawns, which is great with cider in the garden in summer.

The walk takes you through the churchyard out into open fields, with a lake where we spotted a very large heron. It continues across fields where you have a good chance of seeing wildlife, through scraps of woodland and across a fairly busy railway line to fields where horses are kept. It follows on to fields with sheep, all the time with plenty of hedgerow wildlife around.

It features a second pub, Ye Olde Saracen's Head, which deserves its popularity as its two-for-one meals are fantastic value. You lead on through open fields to an urban area and then back to more easy-going fields, passing working farms until you end up back at Berkswell, where you can have tea at the post office, or maybe another pint.

England - Central England - Warwickshire - Countryside

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Mostly Flat, Museum, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
05/06/2014 - Paul Evans

We took this walk in early June on a lovely sunny day after a period of heavy rain over the previous week. There were no problems getting through with walking boots although a little boggy at times. The instructions were great and we found our way around easily. The countryside was absolutely beautiful with foliage and grass at their best, a deep green colour. There is plenty to see on this walk, lots of rabbits, squirrels, birds and some lovely buildings, both old and new. An unexpected bonus is that the walk passes underneath the flight path into Birmingham airport and we enjoyed pausing to watch the aircraft coming in to land at a low level. Also, you can spend a few minutes watching the trains on the main Birmingham to London railway line if you wish. And then, within half a mile you are in quiet fields or spinneys that are seemingly miles from anywhere. The additional information on the walk mentioned a previous report of ferocious dogs at waymark 23. This is an isolated property with a couple of dogs on the premises but they were not able to leave the property on the day we were there and so were not a problem. We really enjoyed this walk and it was worth the 30 miles that we travelled to the start point, and so would highly recommend it.

30/04/2012 - Tony Twigger

28/04/2012 - Dave and Sam Asbury

Walk amended 28/4/12.

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