Coombe Abbey Park Circuit

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The walk starts at the Visitors' Centre in Coombe Abbey Country Park and heads off past the old manor-house, now a luxurious hotel, into the woodland. The woods contain a great mix of native English trees and some giant redwoods planted in the last century. Inside the woods some of the older, dead trees have been sculpted to resemble wildlife. The wood is in part a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Next the walk passes Coombe Lake, which has the largest heronry in Warwickshire; sadly the bird hide which used to permit viewing is now only open at restricted times. The walk then skirts the lake to return to the visitors' centre.

From here the walk sets out down the wide, tree-lined driveway to leave the park along the Twelve o'Clock Ride bridle-path, a very well-maintained path which takes you through New Close Wood before well-trodden footpaths take you round the woodlands, eventually to return to the Country Park.

England - Central England - Warwickshire - Countryside

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Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Good for Wheelchairs, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Mostly Flat, Nature Trail, Play Area, Public Transport, Restaurant, Stately Home, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
17/01/2011 - Richard Hardy

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