Meriden South Circular

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The geographic centre of England is in a paddock at Lindley Hall Farm, owned by Charles and Margaret Farmer. However, many English people still believe the country's centre is in Meriden, 11 miles (18km) away (source: BBC news story).

This is a pleasant six-mile circular walk beginning and ending at the Bull's Head pub at Meriden. The walk is mainly through fields, with nothing much in the way of gradients to worry about. You pass near the village of Berkswell, which has a good pub and garden in the summer (see Waymark 6 and also Walk 3600). During weekdays there is the chance to see a working quarry.

Towards the end of the walk there is a chance to visit a church with fine views and the opportunity for a rest. Right at the end the walk passes an attractive duck-pond.

All waymarks were taken on location with my GPS and the distance is taken from the GPS (it's not as the crow flies). This is one of two walks from Meriden (Walk 4130 Meriden North Circular being the other).

Although the walk is very easy to follow I would still recommend printing the map as a reference.

If you enjoyed this walk you may want to try my other local walks:

3920 Hampton in Arden to Bull's Head, Barston;
3622 Baddesley Clinton and Haywood Circular;
3600 Berkswell Circular Pub Walk;

and some further afield:

3804 Broadway to Snowshill;
3539 Great Witcombe - Barrow Wake - Birdlip - Roman Villa.

England - Central England - Warwickshire - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Church, Mostly Flat, Pub, Restaurant, Toilets, Wildlife

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