Coleshill - Maxstoke - Coleshill

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Coleshill is located just to the east of the border with West Midlands county outside Birmingham, situated between the Rivers Blythe and Cole. There are plenty of former coaching inns along the High Street and Coventry Road. The Market Square also retains the town's pillory and whipping post!

For more information on the town, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coleshill,_Warwickshire .

Our walk starts at a pub on the south end of the high street. We leave the town and head west down a farm access track, through fields and then along a small stretch of river. Crossing the river, we do a small amount of quiet lane-walking before returning via lesser-walked fields, crossing another estuary stream and another farm access track.

This is an easy after-work walk, Sunday pre-lunch walk or great beginners' walk. For those with younger children the first part of the walk down to the river would be excellent on which to take a picnic. The model airplanes (if out) would be a fascinating distraction for kids. The route is generally stile-free and those that exist can be circumnavigated. The walk should be pretty dog-friendly.

England - Central England - Warwickshire - River Walk

03/03/2019 - Dave and Sam Asbury

3/3/2019 - finally got around to re-walking in order to investigate Michael Dorn's comments. The post at the pond cottage is now clearly visible (as it was when we originally did the walk). The bar across the 2nd bridge has always been there, it is merely a livestock deterrent and only a foot high, easily stepped over. No need to divert. The stile after the bridge is now replaced by shiny new kissing gate, clearly visible ahead. Walk text is adjusted to reflect this. Any ropes again i to guide livestock and again are easily ducked under. We have spoken with the farmer at Southfields and there is no restrictions, in fact he is quite happy to have visitors and is very proud to show off his new lambs. He also has an open farm day in June!

28/06/2017 - Michael Dorn

We went on this walk on a warm day - 26/06/17. The first part of the walk went very well and we really enjoyed it. The paths were marked clearly. When we reached way mark 6 by Frog Pond cottage we found the marker and the path which was somewhat overgrown. From marker 7 the walk became a little confusing as the second bridge had a metal bar fixed across it. We found a way round but then discovered that the rest of the walk had ropes across gates and the path. Michael Dorn

01/05/2017 - Dave and Sam Asbury

We walked today on a showery bank holiday and was pleasantly surprised to find all the nettles by the river removed! So no soaking! It was nice to see a couple of swans on the river and the views of rapeseed fields were very colourful against the grey sky. We've added a link to a gps track

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