Edgehill - Radway

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From the Castle Inn, Edgehill, the walk descends through woodland and into pastures down into the picturesque village of Radway, with its lovely cottages of brown Hornton Stone. The whole area is steeped in history and was of great importance in the English Civil War, the first battle of which was fought in fields nearby in 1642 between the Royalists, led by Kings Charles and the Parliamentarians, led by Oliver Cromwell. A good proportion of the walk is in beautiful woodland, following well-defined paths which run along an escarpment and on high ridges. The route drops and climbs continuously and the views over the patchwork fields of the Warwickshire countryside are superb.

England - Central England - Warwickshire - Countryside

5/10/2018 - Bryony Pearson

This was a beautiful walk made even better by the abundance of bluebells. Just before turning the corner at point 5, just near the no through road sign, there is an information point. You can select several topics of local interest, turn the handle and then listen to the recording. This led us to visit the church and the marvelous exhibition of the battle of Edgehill and the civil war. We also made use of the bench in the churchyard for our picnic. The stile at point 10 was very overgrown and difficult to access so we climbed over the gate instead. The plantation was very overgrown, best to avoid wearing shorts as rather nettly! These are minor points in an otherwise fabulous walk.

8/29/2016 - Nick Kemp

Walked on BH Monday Aug 2016. Very beautiful walk with plenty of off lead opportunities for dog.

4/10/2012 - Walkingworld Admin

Philip Wolsey's "yellow-brick road" is probably the result of the farmer spraying the line of the path with herbicide, a method quite often used to reinstate a cross-field right of way. Adrian (Admin)

4/9/2012 - Philip Wolsey

Right now, navigation is easy because at 7.4.2012, the farmer has stained his crop with a strip of yellow path (er,follow the yellow-brick road). The advice regarding, the dangers of Sunrise Hill are to be taken seriously. Life is cheap: we were passed by several Range Rover types who would stop at nothing to kill a few serfs on the road, whizzing perilously close towards us. Thank you so much for submitting this brilliant walk. It's perfect for conducting a conversation with a friend, because there are some nice flat bits, balanced by the odd climb and views out on to the plains from the top of the escarpment. Gawping at the pretty houses in Radway was also a treat.

10/6/2005 - Ron and Jenny Glynn

I'm not surprised the folk doing this walk had a bit of difficulty finding the right track through the plantation. As well as becoming overgrown in parts, it was also partly obscured by piles of wood choppings and debris. We will report this to Warwickshire Council, and also the fact that field paths had not been reinstated after ploughing and planting.

10/6/2005 - Walkingworld Administrator

This walk was updated in October 2005.

8/28/2005 - Dan Freer

Nice walk but got lost after step 7 (I think SE should read SW in step 8!). Also tree plantation (step 11) was very overgrown, and got totally lost here too! Beautiful area, and the Castle Inn was open all day Sunday (August).

8/4/2004 - Steve Kemp

We did this walk last weekend and the Castle Inn is currently open all day on Sundays. Not sure if this is just for the summer.

3/2/2004 -

Did this walk on LeapYear day 2004, glorious sunshine and magnificent views. Of note on the flora front were carpets of Winter Aconite, Snow Drops, Daffodils just beginning to flower, and the promise of BlueBells in May. Sue, Simon, Lauren and Coz went, with the dogs Wilf & Daisy. Be aware the Castle Inn closes at 3.00 on Sundays, we just missed a refreshing drink!

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