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Walk 28
6 mile Circular Walk from Cubbington via Offchurch
      by Peter Travis

 

A delightful 6 mile circular walk from Cubbington over open fields - enjoy the delights of Newbold Comyn Golf Course, the historic village of Offchurch,  and brief sighting of the River Leam. The start of the walk follows a section of the MILLENNIUM WAY clearly waymarked with the distinctive Millennium Way circular waymarkers.

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For the start of the walk,  you will enjoy the delights of  The Millennium Way on the outskirts of Leamington Spa before returning to Cubbington via Offchurch. The walk is around 6¾ miles  across mostly flat open countryside. 

We start our walk from The King's Head pub in Cubbington. You will find the pub opposite St. Mary's Church in Church Hill.  Facing the Kings Head pub, go downhill to the junction with Church Lane then cross ahead into High Street, with Old Manor House on your left. Follow High Street into village centre, where it becomes Queen Street. Continue ahead past shops and The Queen's Head pub to the junction with Windmill Hill. Turn left here into Offchurch Road walking past houses on your left and in 160m cross road to find kissing gate in hedge. Here you will see the distinctive black Millennium Way waymarker. Take kissing gate and go gently uphill on a well trodden path with hedge right. A tower block soon comes into view. The path levels off then continues gently downhill to corner of field where you should take the narrow hedge gap on your right to enter the next field where you will turn immediately left and cross field to pick up concrete track ahead. Continue uphill past house on left and converted barns right to go through kissing gate to right of track by cottage, keeping ahead. Go along right edge of field with fence right to take next kissing gate at bottom right of field .Turn immediately left to follow with hedge left gently uphill, keeping tower block on your far right. After some 300m you will arrive at a wide gap with on your left with solitary waypost. Take gap, then go with hedge right following path around field edge to arrive at wood on your right.

 At far corner of wood (The Runghills) turn sharp right through narrow gap over sleeper bridge which crosses ditch, then immediately under power lines continue ahead to the corner of the wood to take waymarked gap right to go ahead with wood right and exit by corner gap. Continue ahead to find and take sleeper bridge towards Redhouse Farm and then go directly ahead over field to hedge gap.  Ignore stile left and take gap and proceed ahead to concrete drive. Go left on drive and after some 30 paces go right with fence left to take kissing gate into field. Go ahead with fence and hedge left and at field corner go right keeping hedge left and watch for hedge gap left with waypost. Take gap and cross ditch via railway sleeper to enter Newbold Comyn Park.  Cross the cinder path and go ahead with hedge right over golf course eventually to pass both the 15th and 14th tee, then ahead over fairway to find wide hedge gap leading to well worn path.

 

 Go left on path ( at this point you are leaving the Millennium Way ) keeping ahead with golf course on left. At end of track keep directly ahead to right of woodland to re-enter golf course walking past 12th tee. Keep same line ahead across golf course with woodland left to pass just to the left of the greens on your right to reach cinder path where you will see a wooden bench. Turn left along cinder path and after 100m take hedge gap right  over small concrete slab bridge and continue ahead across next field towards hedge gap. At this point go into the right field and keep ahead with hedge left. Take the stile and go right for 100m with hedge right, then half left towards the footbridge over River Leam. Cross over the footbridge, then go right along woodland footpath, with river right, to cross over bridge and take stile ahead. After 20 paces go right along grassy track and keep left at corner ahead following around grassy track with hedge right. Cross over surfaced track ahead and continue on the same line keeping small ditch on your right. As you reach the corner where the ditch ends, turn right by the brick wall and wooden fencing to walk along the surfaced track. ( In the winter you may get a glimpse of St. Gregory's Church in Offchurch, but in summer this will be obscured by the trees in leaf.)

As you reach the bend ahead, turn left by the yellow waymarker signposted Offchurch. Continue up to the corner of the woodland then go with woodland left to take wide gap and stile ahead into field. Go up field keeping River Leam in the dip to your far left. Stay ahead to exit field by far corner stile to road.

 Turn right on road and pass The Stag Pub on your right. Approx 30m after passing The Stag take the waymarked footpath left between houses and go ahead to take kissing gate and continue directly ahead across the next field. Exit by stile and continue between farm buildings ( Manor Farm ) to take large metal gate through farm buildings and stile next to metal gate to next field.  Stay ahead with fence left to take two further stiles by metal gates and go up next field keeping hedge left. At the field corner go directly ahead to take metal kissing gate which will take you along a winding path through the short section of woodland, soon to emerge to take metal gate into the next field. Go ahead with hedge right to reach farm buildings at field corner. Turn half left and after just 30 paces go half left again to join a clearly defined farm track. Continue down track, past an old building on your right, when  after some distance it eventually swings gently right to a gate.

 Take waymaked gate into field then half left to take footbridge over River Leam, then ahead through short section of woodland emerging to walk uphill with hedge left. Take the wide gap on your left and follow waymarker into field keeping ahead with hedge right. After 50m, at the junction of paths, take waymarked path half left across field to cross under power lines. Go through gap ahead across sleeper bridge to next field and stay on same heading keeping hedge right. Continue uphill for some while, keeping hedge right and as you near the edge of South Cubbington Wood ignore the footbridge on right and go ahead to skirt around the southern border of the wood.  (Do not take any of the tracks which enter the wood.)  Keep ahead past the wood along the same track with hedge right. At the corner of field stay ahead down the track between hedges eventually to reach surfaced lane. Turn right on lane ( Mill Lane ) to descend gently to the main road. Stay ahead along the main road ( New Street ) to the crossroads then turn right to reach your starting point at The Kings Head in Cubbington (We enjoyed an excellent lunch at reasonable price.)

All the paths, bridleways and roads we have used in these instructions are public rights of way as designated on Ordnance Survey maps. Following the instructions and walking tips on this web site in no way constitutes any liability on 41 Club that such routes or tips are safe or suitable. 

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