Welcombe Hills Nature Reserve - Snitterfield

You need to log in as a member of Walkingworld to access the details for this walk. Join or log in above if you are already a member. Access is available to Walkingworld subscribers or you can buy the walk individually for £1.95 once you are logged in.

The walk starts from Ingon Lane, east of Stratford-upon-Avon, then passes into the lovely Clopton Park and Nature Reserve of the Welcombe Hills. A tall obelisk stands on a hill and although the route runs along the edge of the field below, it can be viewed at closer quarters, as this is a public access area which attracts local dog-walkers and strolling family groups. The castle-like Clopton Tower is a private residence and nearby stands the stately Clopton House above sloping meadowland. Paths, bridleways and a little road-walking ensue, past farms and interesting residences, with a wealth of rural scenes and distant views, then over Ingon Golf Course in its country setting.

The village of Snitterfield is very pleasing to the eye with its wonderful cottages in the redbrick style characteristic of this area. The large cross standing at the top of White Horse Hill is a striking monument commemorating the lives of men from Snitterfield lost in the two World Wars. It proudly overlooks a large expanse of beautiful English countryside so beloved of Shakespeare and so hard-fought for. The rest of the walk is mainly on field-paths, often following the course of a stream, with finally, a little road-walking.

England - Central England - Warwickshire - Countryside

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Church, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Pub, Wildlife, Woodland
06/08/2014 - Keith Fellows

Not a lot of features but a pleasant walk nonetheless. Tried it earlier in the year but it was a bit too bleak and muddy! This week's summer walk was much better! At WP13 there is reference to a wooden post next to a gap in the field. The wooden post no longer exists as far as I can see and do not be misled by the only other possibility which is a nearby telegraph pole. Look for a kissing gate (partly obscured) a few yards before you reach the Telegraph pole

13/03/2012 - Gary Beers

A pleasant walk despite never being far from road noise. I didn't have any access issues (as previously reported).

04/11/2008 - Walkingworld Administrator

Thank you to Andrew Long for his updates, October 2008. Please also note Andrew's alternatives to crossing the main A46 bypass (Additional Information).

Walkingworld members near this walk

Accommodation
Distance away
17.4 Miles
Clubs/Walking Groups
Distance away
Festivals and events
Distance away