Priors Marston Circular

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From the lovely village of Priors Marston, where there are magnificent buildings, many dating back to the 17th Century and where there is a 13th Century church, the route takes an uphill path to the top of Marston Hill, 200 metres high, where you can look back on superb views. Still on a high level, the bridleway beside Hellidon Lakes golf fairway also offers spectacular views.

Footpaths over fields and meadows pick up a lengthy byway, where there are mature trees and hedgerows, through a series of gates. The way back from then on is entirely on footpaths through open fields and meadows, with just an occasional farm building. Priory Farm has a field that was once a monks' graveyard.

A walk through part of the village to where the walk began, offers the opportunity to see some of the charming architecture that gives Priors Marston its appeal and caused it to become a conservation area some years ago.

England - Central England - Warwickshire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Stately Home, Wildlife, Woodland
28/08/2017 - peter band

Did this walk on 26 August 2017 and found some navigation changes. At point 9 there is no longer a gate nor a footpath sign - just a gap in the hedge. However, the route direction is clear as the friendly farmer had marked the route with his tracter wheels across a ploughed field. Thereafter, the route is not marked and some hedges seem to have been removed. But by setting a staightline, with a compass, the field croosings work out O.K. Most of the stiles have been replaced by kissing gates.

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