Oxhill - Tysoe - Whatcote - Oxhill

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Leaving Oxhill from St Lawrence's Church, famous for its slave grave, go through initially small fields by a thatched cottage and over a brook. Then the walk is over pastureland, when the church tower of St Mary's appears to guide you to Tysoe. Entering Tysoe, you walk southwards on the main road through the village.

Leave via the driveway and small wood of Tysoe Manor-House, then take a series of field-paths, with careful attention to direction, not always signposted. Pass the splendid Kirby Farm and walk down through fields to the village of Whatcote. A friendly welcome awaits at The Royal Oak with excellent value food and ale. Leaving the pub, turn right along the main road and cross fields back to Oxhill.

England - Central England - Warwickshire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Church, Flowers, Mostly Flat, Pub, Wildlife
02/05/2019 - Jim Saxton

An alternative if you want to have a good lunch is to start in Tysoe and then when you reach Oxhill Church, turn down Main Street 300 yards to Peacock Inn.

29/10/2018 - David and Chris Stewart

We're pleased to report that the Royal Oak at Whatcote is open again and reportedly very good.

25/01/2016 - Michael IAnson

I've done a modified version of this walk twice: once on 19/1/16 as a 'recce' then again on 24/1/16 leading a party of Hinckley Ramblers. I had learned beforehand that 'The Royal Oak' in Whatcote has long since closed, so I started the walk from Middle Tysoe instead. There was plenty of parking outside 'The Peacock Inn' and also in a recreation ground car park next to 'The Old Fire Station'. We followed the directions without difficulty and enjoyed a pleasant walk over the fields to Whatcote where we stopped for a coffee break in St. Peter's church yard (the church is worth a look round). I wanted to extend the walk a bit so at waypoint 11 we continued North, past Oxhill Hill Farm, eventually turning South East and walking past Oxhill Farm into the village of Oxhill. We enjoyed a beer or two at 'The Peacock' although all the tables were reserved for diners. Fortunately it was mild and dry enough to sit outside. We then followed a slightly longer path back, via Fountain Farm at Lower Tysoe before returning to our cars. Our total mileage (clocked by three GPS devices) was 8.5 miles. All in all, a good day out despite the inevitable mud.

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