Baddesley Clinton and Haywood Circular

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The walk begins at a Forestry Commission car park, from where you head across fields past an abbey, through more fields and a short road-walk to a farm and then through Hay Wood on large, open forest paths.

Then it's onward to a lovely old church and down to Baddesley Clinton House, a very nice National Trust property (food is available) and along the Heart of England Way through more fields to Lapworth and a chance for pub grub at two different pubs within a short distance of each other.

The route then follows a canal for a while, before heading off to another church and more fields (where we spotted a buzzard). Finally you walk through a working farmyard back to your car.

England - Central England - Warwickshire - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Birds, Cafe, Castle, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Mostly Flat, National Trust, Nature Trail, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Stately Home, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
10/28/2021 - Monique Wilson

08/10/21. A good walk. Cattle in grass fields but not a problem. Between points 4 and 5 head diagonally left for the large oaks where arrows have been painted to guide you through the large field.

1/7/2018 - Dave and Sam Asbury

7/1/18 We Did this walk today to see if we needed to change any of the text and to try the new app. We can say that although there are minor changes or diversions around new builds - the walk is basically unchanged. Both the Pubs mentioned are fully open. We use Alpine Quest as our GPS app, but we switch to the walking world app to double check WP instructions when the map alone isn't 100% clear as to what direction to take. This seems to work very well, using the 2 together.

7/5/2015 - Dave and Sam Asbury

Regarding the comment 27/10/2006 by Mashood Ahmed. The path here is now detoured around the property perimeter and the signs have been completely updated, it is literally impossible get it wrong.

7/5/2015 - Dave and Sam Asbury

5/7/15 response to 15/06/2015 - John Sherlaw's comment. We walked the first half of the walk today to check out John's comment regarding the newly built stockade at the end of wp 5. We believe John was just unlucky to find the stockade in use on the day. For us the stockade was empty and the condition underfoot was firm, which considering recent heavy showers suggests little use by cattle since John's visit. We would remind people this is a working estate and there is livestock around. We have adjust various bits of text on wp1-9 for various clarity points.

6/15/2015 - john sherlaw

Tried this walk today. Found that at point 6 where the track leads to the road the way is completely blocked by a newly built stockade, full of unhappy cattle including a bull and sadly a dead calf. there is no way around this we had to retrace our steps a good way back to overcome this. Pity because walk is otherwise good.

4/30/2012 - Walkingworld Admin

Our thanks to Dave & Sam Asbury for their updates for this walk. April 2012. Adrian (Admin)

4/26/2012 - Kathy Archer

Great walk although we got chased by cows in 3 different fields and had to let the dogs off the lead at one point so the stampede headed away from us. It was quite scary! 1 pub was closed for refurbishment and the other stopped serving food at 1600hrs on a Sun (not amused).

3/14/2007 - karl noon

A great walk but beware the road section in the early part of the walk , the cars go very fast. The rest of the walk is lovely, we found a great log to sit on and have our sarnies in the woods. Would recommend.

3/10/2007 - lee garfield

A lovely walk with lots of variety, this being our second walk was just about the right distance, a decent stretch of woodland which I found particularly nice, some of the distances seemed to be inaccurate but the instructions were clear and easy to follow. Thanks to Dave and Sam

10/31/2006 - Walkingworld Administrator

Although the 1:50k map is not clear in a couple of places (by the white cottage and then again by the church) the written and photographed instructions will help you find your way at these points. We do recommend a 1:25 000 scale (Explorer 221) to be taken.

10/27/2006 - mashood ahmed

A good walk with a lot of variety. There are places where the map is useless as there have been changes to go around buildings. You will need the written instructions here. Well worth doing though.

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