Claverdon - Austy Wood - Kington Grange - Claverdon

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This walk starts outside the fifteenth century church in the village of Claverden. The church, largely rebuilt in the late nineteenth century, has an embattled tower and contains early monuments to the Spencer family. It is a circular walk across footpaths and farmland which takes in a pleasant stretch of Monarch's Way, through Austy Wood. It then takes in a stretch of the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal before returning across farmland to Claverdon.

England - Central England - Warwickshire - Countryside

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Church, Great Views, Pub, Wildlife, Woodland
03/05/2017 - Louise Alexander

The walk begins along Church Lane, just past a house on the left called Beechwood Ridge. It has a large brown gate. The entrance to the field is a metal kissing gate. I did not consider this an EASY walk as it was very steep in several places (4, 7 & 11). If you want to eat at the Navigation Inn you must divert from the route at 9 by going left when you cross the canal. You could then walk back to resume the walk. BEWARE on 10 when it states, 'On arriving at the gate continue straight through the middle of a field'. Today (3/5/17) it was full of cows, calves and a huge bull! We walked slowly and quietly and kept our heads down and were ok. Near the end of the walk, 13, there is a very steep hill! At point 14 you have a road walk back along the lane to where you started. Since we hadn't managed to locate the Navigation Inn during the walk we called in to Finest Catch in Henley for fish n chips and an ice cream sundae! THE BLUEBELLS IN AUSTY WOOD WERE AMAZING.

17/04/2012 - Louise Winterton

Super walk, really enjoyed it so thanks for going to the effort of putting it down for us to share. We did find Step 9 & 10 a little confusing, bearing in mind we were not using a guidance system. Feel that 9 would have read better as 'After crossing the canal bridge, turn to your right to walk along the towpath until you get to Bridge 49 (the 3rd, including the bridge you joined the canal at).' Feel that 10 would have read better as 'On arriving at the 3rd bridge #49 leave the canal and cross over the canal bridge and then over the stile into the field on the other side of the canal. Cross the field diagonally aiming for a gate in the far right (not left) hand corner. ..... until you arrive at a gate."

20/11/2011 - phil altimas

A great walk...most stiles have been changed into kissing gates.

10/03/2007 - lee garfield

Allison and i really liked this walk it had plenty of variety with sections of road, woodland and farmland. the Navigation pub was a very nice place to stop for a well earned pint, although we didn't eat the sandwich and chips looked very impressive. Thanks to Richard for contributing the walk.

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