Brinklow – Coombe Abbey – Brandon - Bretford - Brinklow

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Starting in Brinklow, the walk crosses fields to Peter Hall. Passing through Peter Hall the walk starts off down a long farm drive with the Rolls Royce Works on the right then heads off into the grounds of Coombe Abbey, where it goes through a wood before passing Coombe Abbey Hotel and the visitors' centre to the main entrance. Crossing the main road, the walk continues down a bridleway to New Close Wood, skirting Brandon. The walk passes through open countryside to touch Bretford and along a long bridleway back to Brinklow.

Some of the walk is very muddy and although you could manage without a compass, it would prove an asset as the path to Peter Hall has no clear walkway.

England - Central England - Warwickshire - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Birds, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Gift Shop, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Museum, Play Area, Pub, Restaurant, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
6/11/2022 - Paul Evans

This is a lovely walk to take as there are constant changes in the scenery and is not hard going. Coombe Abbey park is a convenient lunch stop, with toilet facilities available, and plenty of things to look at. A compass is useful to have as the path to Peter Hall is not well used. When we walked it today it was just about visible but it meant walking through waist high crops.The white building is not now so prominent due to the recent construction of large industrial buildings but if you head for the woods it will take you through the gap between the concrete posts mentioned in waymark 4. In waymark 16 the gates and barbed wire fences have gone and the field is open. When you get to cross the farm track, go to the right of the hedge and then keep the hedge on your left. We really enjoyed this walk again and as mentioned by previous contributors the length is just over 10 miles.

3/19/2017 - Leighton Jones

Hi, I forgot to mention that there is now parking alongside the Recreation Ground in Barr Lane.

3/18/2017 - Leighton Jones

I agree about the quality of the walk, it's not too strenuous, but interesting. Most of the route was very easy to follow and reasonably well walked. Coombe Abbey Country Park is delightful and the café just what you want for a light lunch. I measured it as just over 10 miles by GPS.

12/4/2014 - Liz Nichols

Good route Graham! However, it's 10 miles according to Could there be that much difference between rival mapping applications?

7/29/2013 - William Taylor

I did the walk on 28/07/2013. It was quite a hot day, with showers - I had a good walk, albeit a little congested around Coombe Abbey Country Park (it was a hot Sunday.)The route instructions were clear and easily followed but over time there have been some variations. Between Waymarks 4 & 5 crop growth has totally hidden the marked way, similarly the stretch up to Walkers Terrace after Waymark 2. The stretch after 16 is now open with no gates and a crushed stone farm track for half a mile.

5/28/2013 - Debra Wyatt

Love walking in this area. Not many stiles left just gates so much easier for dog walkers. Great walk through various parts quiet busy at Coombe Abbey but it was Bank Holiday. Had to lift the dogs over at point 3 as very low stile and no gap and at point 15 this can be a bit confusing as the entrance doesn't appear to be there just a small solitary gate standing alone. As previous comments point 4 is clearly marked and pathways have been made and point 19 is very overgrown so take a walking stick to beat back the nettles. Would definately do this walk again

3/27/2013 - Tom Simpson

This was my first walk using Walking World and I was very pleased. Really enjoyable walk for both me and my dog, despite the wind and snow. My dog loved seeing the sheep, cattle, horses, pheasants and other birds along the route! Clear directions with excellent pictures. However, i thought I had followed the route correctly but managed to walk an extra mile and a half, still trying to find out where I went wrong!

10/17/2012 - Mark Palmer

Great walk but very wet under foot mainly on the bridal paths. No problem with the dog off the lead. Enjoyed it 100%.

6/5/2012 - Paul Evans

A pleasant walk through varying countryside, fields, woodland and parkland. After a week of very heavy rain it was a bit muddy in places, but not a problem in boots. The path to Peter Hall was well marked with a clear path left through crops and with small marker posts. The section between waypoints 16 and 17 was very overgrown and hard going but passible.

2/19/2012 - Adele Eatenton

A very easy to follow walk. v.v.muddy today which made it much harder! Glad we had our walking poles!

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