Coleshill - Maxstoke Golf Course - Southfields Farm - Coleshill

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The market town of Coleshill is located on a ridge between the River Cole (from which it gets its name) and River Blythe. The town began life in the Iron Age, before the Roman conquest of 43 AD at the Grimstock Hill Romano-British settlement - discovered in 1978.

During the Dark Ages, the core of Coleshill shifted about a kilometre south, to the top of the hill. This is where the town's church is set and the medieval town developed around it. By 1066 the town was a Royal Manor held by Edward the Confessor, recorded in the Domesday Book as land held by William the Conqueror.

The walk starts at The George and Dragon public house at the south end of Coleshill high street. The pub serves reasonably priced food with seating outside to the rear. We walk along the main high street with its fair share of pubs and cafes before heading into fields via the grounds of The Church of St Peter and St Paul, often referred to as Coleshill Parish Church.

We cross a section of the River Blythe and head along a nicely tree-lined, enclosed track to Maxstoke Park Golf Club. Leaving the club there is a bit of lane-walking, but the verge is wide. Finally we drop down to the riverside path in the grounds of Southfields Farm. The farm has sheep, alpacas and donkeys and is worth a quick visit in its own right.

We follow the farm's access track back to the walk start.

England - Central England - Warwickshire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife

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11.2 Miles