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Pershore to Stoulton (Ordnance Survey Map - Landranger 150 - Explorer 190)

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From Pershore take the B4084 towards Evesham. Just on the outskirts of Pershore find the
Pershore Bridge Car Park and Picnic Site on the L. (Just after the bridge over the River Avon).

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Leave the car park and cross the river on the old bridge used by Cromwell. Cross B4084 and go L to find a kissing gate in the railings just before the new bridge, take steps down to go with River Avon on your L.

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ollow the bank of the Avon for around 1/2 mile to find foot bridge, take foot bridge and go ahead to cross second foot bridge and ahead for around a further 1/2 mile to find foot bridge. Take double gated foot bridge and ahead to take double gated footbridge. Go R with hedge R to take gate, then further gate to road

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On main road turn right and at garden centre cross road and go up slope by house called The Farthings marked as a Bridle path.

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t the top of lane go through five bar gate at right of Woodmans Cottage, and ahead on grassy track between light fencing, leading to vehicle track. Go L on vehicle track which becomes grass track, keep ahead to find wooden gate into wood..

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Take gate into the ancient Tyddesley wood and go ahead down bridle path through wood.

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Cross logging road, and continue through wood, pass Military Firing Range warning flag post, ignore side paths and maintain line down to bridge over Bow Brook.

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Go through kissing gate and up field with fence R to take gate at the top corner of field to road. This is Salters Lane.

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o L for 50 yards on Salters Lane and take gap R. Turn 1/2 right and go across field to field edge. Go L with hedge R, after some 50 yards before field corner, take stream bridge R.

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After 50 paces turn L through gap into field over ditch bridge. Go R across field centre to find a waymarked foot bridge to right of large oak tree. Cross footbridge. Ahead over next field to find foot bridge to L of oak in the top right field corner.

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Cross footbridge, go 1/2 L to find field corner gap to road. You are now at Crabbe Common T-junction.

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Turn left and follow the road direction Croome / Kempsey for approximately 600 yards.

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Take roadside hedge gap R. Observe lone tree in centre of field. Head directly for tree - pass tree and at field edge go R 30 paces to find hedge stile and footbridge L.

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Cross stile and footbridge and go L to find way mark post at wood edge. Turn L keeping the wood to your R. After 150 yards come to road..

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Go R 20 paces and then L on grassy bridleway into Croome Perry Wood. Turn right, as the bridleway does, and carry on with main body of the wood on your L. Exit wood to grassy track and ahead to road at the outskirts of Wadborough.

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Go R and enter Wadborough ( telephone box at first road on right). Pass the Masons Arms on L.

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Go 100 yards past pub cross stile R and take footpath sign ahead to cross the fields/stiles with hedge R to find road. Turn R for 200 yards and just before house R find stile L adjacent to double gates.

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Take stile and go R along field edge with hedge R to pass to rear of house. At field corner remain in field and continue along field edge with woods R to exit by far corner stile. Go ahead with woods R and exit by stile and ahead to end of woods.

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Continue ahead with hedge R and go through undergrowth to find bridge over ditch. Ahead to lone tree, and ahead to aim to L of red roofed house to find gap with rough vehicle way.

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Go ahead down vehicle way to come to tarmac drive, over stream to road. Go L on road.

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Pass
Fusion, modern pub is on your L, route goes up hill until you meet the B40844. Turn left and then first right into Church Lane to St. Edmund Church Stoulton.

Stoulton to North Piddle (Ordnance Survey Map - Landranger 150 - Explorer 190 & 204)

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Face church at St Edmund, Stoulton. (Due to Worcetser C.C. Path Closure follow revised directions) On the left hand side is waymarked path by side of church. Take metal gate into churchyard then exit by further metal gate ahead to take narrow path between hedge and fence. Exit by metal gate and turn L along grassy track between hedges. The track bears left to pass houses left to reach gap at the end of the track. (Do not take the first small gap you see but continue along to the gap at the end of the track.) At gap turn R and continue down field keeping hedge R passing under power lines. On reaching field corner take the kissing gate R. Go ahead with hedge and stream L until on the left there is a bridge over the stream and a gate leading to a wood. The footpath goes left around the wood so follow this with hedge L and the wood R. Path goes up hill to gate. Pass through gate - farm buildings are visible ahead. Go ahead to the farmyard and follow the farmyard track past barns (ignoring any left sign) until the track turns to the L at Windmill Hill Farm with a black and white house R.

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Follow the bridleway behind a barn to a waymarked old metal gate. There is a modern metal 5 bar gate directly ahead but go L through the old gate then R. Continue ahead with hedge R, Going through to the side of another 5 bar metal gate continue up the next field to a large brick bridge over the railway line.

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Leaving the bridge go half L to the corner hedge up the field with a tree on the corner. At the hedge corner continue ahead with hedge R. Carry on with hedge R heading for a prominent group of trees ahead. Looking slightly left you will see the blades of a modern windmill on the horizon.

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On reaching the trees you will see they enclose a plantation. Do not enter the plantation. On the right is a track, which is a bridleway. Follow this with the hedge fringing the plantation on the left to a narrow road.

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Cross road and go ahead on track. (End of diversion) At end of track, by Kits Kitchens take gap R and follow track L to go behind buildings and down into field. Go ahead down field with hedge R to come to gap. Take gap and ahead up field with power lines L to come to mid hedge bridge and kissing gate. Take bridge kissing gate and ahead though horse area to kissing gate to road ( Pub to your R - Berkley Arms, Egdo
n).

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Cross road and take stile into field. Go diagonally across field to come to gate at far L field corner. Take gate and go L. Go diagonally to reach far R corner gate leading to road. Go R on road for some 200 paces. Just before trees find gate L with kissing gate. Take kissing gate and go ahead up field to far R corner kissing gate, before cottage. Do not take kissing gate, but stay in field. With back to kissing gate go ahead with fence R for some 70 paces to find fence stile R.

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ake stile through paddock and next stile through garden to exit by stile to field. Go R and follow round field edge with hedge R, and exit by gap. Ahead through second field and exit by gap. In third field, after some 50 paces, take bridge / stile R. Go along path with hedge L to road. Go L through the village of White Ladies Aston. Immediately past last house on the R take footpath through churchyard of St John the Baptist church. Exit churchyard behind church by far left corner hedge gap to road.

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Go R on road and immediately take gap L into field. Keeping hedge R proceed to reach junction of roads. Turn R on minor road, which passes houses R and becomes a track. After some 400 paces take careful note where the track bends to the right. Watch for finger post at marked gap L leading into copse. Take gap, through copse to find stile into field.

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Go ahead through field hedge gap, and then  L to find bridge stile by trees. Take stile and go with hedge L to finally come to far L field gate. Through gate and go R to find 7 bar metal gate leading into field.

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Go  R down field to find bridge over river. Cross river and go ahead to pass through  trees, keep line of oak trees on L, aim for mid hedge gate (R of far church tower). Take gate and go ahead to find to top field gate.

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Take gate and follow vehicle track to road. Over road into driveway of Holy Oak Farm. Follow drive way through farm building to come to fence stile leading into field. Go ahead across field to find swing gate leading into grassy strip with house L, leading to road. Follow road ahead to pass church L and reach main road.

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Cross road and take alley way between houses to wooden kissing gate and go down field to metal kissing gate. Go 1/2 R towards Lone Tree then continue with hedge R through 2 fields to field corner stile to road.

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(Ordnance Survey mapping amendment - Follow text instructions shown in italic) Cross road and take gap to L of metal gate. Go ahead on cinder path with river L to driveway go L to take bridge with double metal gate. Go ½R to field corner to take double metal gates by single tree. Go ahead with with hedge R around field corner through gap with hedge R through gap.

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Enter left field and head directly past mid field
power poles to find gated hedge gap. Take gap through plantation to gate onto road. Cross road, through gate and after some 12 paces keep slightly R where paths diverge through avenue of trees, to find bridge over stream and stile. Take stile, through copse, to exit by stile. Cross field ahead to take corner kissing gate to road. Go L to crossroads at North Piddle
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North Piddle to Inkberrow (Ordnance Survey Map - Landranger 150 - Explorer 204 & 205)

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Stand at cross roads in North Piddle with back to Church Lane. Go R, pass Moat House, after some 250 paces take signed gap R.

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o up slope with hedge R to find double fence stile. Take stile and go ahead with hedge R to exit field by stile. Go ahead with hedge R to take kissing gate, go immediately R and take kissing gate. Go L with  hedge L to take gate, continue with hedge L to take far corner gate. Go 1/2 L up field. Exit field by right hand of two stiles. 

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o L with hedge and fence L to pass between two dew ponds to take stile. Go ahead to take gate, then L around tennis court to come to driveway. Go L on driveway to road at Flyford Flavell.

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urn R on road to pass church and shop and then The Boot pub R at road junction. Proceed straight across  road junction and follow road. Pass speed de-restriction sign and after some 40 paces take gate L.

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Go ahead with fence R across field to metal gate. Take gate and go ahead with hedge L.
The village of Kington can be seen on the hill to your R. At the end of the field take stile some 20 paces to R of gateway.

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Go directly across centre of field to find stile. Take stile and go ahead over next field, passing dew pond R, to come to mid hedge stile
. 

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Take stile and go R to follow round field edge with hedge R. Ignore path R over stream, but continue to follow round field with hedge R to corner gap leading to road.

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Crossing the road go slightly to the R and cross over stile. Go R and pass house on R, maintain line to find mid hedge stile.

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ross stile, go ahead, with wire fence L. pass copse L and exit field by large metal gate. Go 1/2 L to take  double stile / plank bridge then go ahead slightly L to take  further double stile / plank bridge.

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o 1/2 L to left-hand corner field stile. Take stile and go down field under power cables to find far bottom field corner. Some 30 paces to L of corner take double gated bridge over stream. Go  ½ R across up field to take gateway to road (A422).

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pposite is a minor road to Dormston. Cross main road and take this minor road going ahead for approx 1/3 mile. Find double metal gate opposite the entrance to Hill Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast and take fence gap to L of gate. 

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Go ahead on track. At end of outbuildings continue ahead with hedge L to field edge gap. Continue ahead with hedge L. At end of hedge go diagonally L across field to find gap some 15 paces to R of field corner.

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Take gap into coppice. Go ahead 5 paces and then L to take wooden gate in corner.  Go diagonally R up centre of field to L of far field corner coppice. Go R with hedge L on short grassy corridor to take gap to field.  Go diagonally L under two sets of power lines to exit by metal gate.

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Go ahead with fence L to take metal gate, and ahead with fence R to take  corner metal gate. Go R to pass between barns (L) and farmhouse (R). 

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After passing between barns and farmhouse go L. Take metal gate R, and go with fence R to take Stile/Bridge/Stile in sunken hedge gap. Ahead across field to exit by stile and ditch bridge.  Go 1/4 L up field to take double stile in mid hedge gap.

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Ahead with hedge left to take small wooden gate to L of 5 bar wooden gate.  Go ahead on track with hedge L to take further small wooden gate to L of 5 bar wooden gate.

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Continue on track to road. Go 1/2 L across road to take steps up to alleyway between properties. Exit to path and go L approx 40 paces to find kissing gate R  (Info - Kissing gate ahead leads to Tuer Way, Inkberrow) )

Inkberrow to Coughton (Ordnance Survey Map - Landranger 150 - Explorer 205 & 220)

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Stand on grassy track with back to kissing gate at end of Tuer Way - go R on track. Take stile and go with hedge L for 70 paces, then some 20 paces R to hedge end, turn L to go with hedge L through fields to road (Stonehouse Farm).

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Turn R at road and go some 250 paces to find footpath L just before house, follow path into sports field, go with hedge L to find field corner stile.

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Cross
stile and go with hedge L for some 50 paces to find mid fence stile. Take stile and go ahead with hedge R through two fields to road. Over road, through gate and go with hedge L. At bend in field take stile in corner.

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Head
diagonally down field to bottom corner to find stile. Take stile to road, go R 10 paces and take stile R. Go straight up steep slope to find stile at top of hill. Take stile and go L around field edge with hedge L, ignoring gaps on L, to far field corner gate. Take gate, follow grassy track, and after 30 paces find gates R.

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Take gate and go ahead with hedge L to corner of field. At field corner go R 20yds to take kissing gate L into small thicket with pond L.

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Make way through tree plantation to exit by 3 bar fence stile to field
. Turn L and cross field to R of large tree to stile. Cross stile go with hedge R to gated bridge / stile in corner of field. Cross bridge / stile and go 1/2 R to find gated bridge / stile by telegraph pole.

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Take stile, and go with hedge R to find corner gate R by cottage with thatched roof. Take gate and follow driveway to road. Cross road, over stile to R of driveway, into cottage yard, into fiel
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Go with hedge R through field to stile. Take stile and continue ahead to find field corner scrub with gate. Take gate and go ahead, at field corner go L 50 paces to find gate R. Take gate and go with hedge R to come to road.

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Turn R onto road and follow to Big Bouts Farm. Take farm drive and follow track round R through gate. Follow track, ignore gate ahead when track bends L, go to gate at end of track.

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Through gate, over stream and straight over two fields to cross wooden bridge over steam. Cross bridge and ahead over paddock with pond and jetty R. Take stile and ahead with ditch L, through garden to take stile to L of Mearse Farm, ahead some 10 paces take stile L.

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Go R with hedge R to find corner fence stile. Take fence stile and go 1/2 L to mid fence stile. Take stile and go R through coppice to find stile to road.

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Turn L on road after some 200 paces take footpath L wide gap. Follow path with hedge on R. Some 80 paces before field end take gap in hedge. Go through gap and go with hedge L, passing Gas Compound on L to gate
.

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Take gate and follow track to gate to road. Cross road and take stile, go ahead with hedge R, pass through some 6 fields maintaining line. (Note at bridge with numerous waymarks continue ahead). Eventually come to kissing gate leading to passageway to road.

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Go L on road
to T junction. Turn R, pass Nevill Arms to main road.

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Cross main road and take stile L of Gas sub station. Go with hedge L to exit field by stile to wood. Through wood and exit by stile into field
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o 1/2 R to find fence. Go with fence R to find mid fence stile. Take stile and make way through wood to exit by stile on to slope. Go L 5 paces up slope then R along field edge for some 50 paces to find grassy vehicle way R down though trees to lower field. Go to L of isolated building and bend L round the base of field mound to find corner gate.

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Take gate and go down track to find gate. Take gate and cross driveway to further gate to R of brick outbuilding. Take gate and go ahead with hedge R. After second set of over head power lines take wide gap and continue ahead with hedge L. Pass through one field and in vast second field go with hedge L - do not take gaps left - some 40 paces before end of field - take wooden bridge over stream L.

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Go ahead across field to go with hedge R. Exit field by far R corner gap to road
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Go R on road for some 40 paces and take secondary road L signed Coughton follow lane for 1 mile to come to main A435. Cross road to find travellers monument outside Coughton.

Coughton to Henley in Arden (Ordnance Survey Map - Landranger 150 & 151 - Explorer 220)

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tand with back to travellers memorial  on main road outside Coughton Court (by pedestrian traffic lights). Go R along main road A435 to pass in front of Coughton Court. Pass car entrance, over River Arrow and turn immediately R to pass in front of a pair of cottages to a kissing gate by a National Trust sign for Coughton Court.  Take kissing gate and go half L across field to distant gate. Take gate and go with metal fence L to find corner gate by electricity pole. Take gate and go L along edge of field with hedge fence and ditch L to field corner. Turn R and go with hedge L to find "gate" by an oak tree.

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Take "gate" and go 1/2 R across field to gate in hedge with ditch. Take gate and ahead, River Arrow bank on R. Go with river bank R to find foot bridge over river. Cross footbridge and go straight across field, aim for distant church. Go through kissing gate to R of church and turn L along track to road.

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At road turn R and proceed to pass a cottage on the L hand side then turn L off road by wide recessed field entrance and kissing gate on R. Go diagonally to find a second gate. Turn R and pass along a fenced way at the back of cottages. Go through metal gate. Proceed uphill with hedge on L reach summit ignoring stile on L and reach gate in top corner of field. Take gate and go ahead passing twin timber electricity poles in middle of field and continue downhill to find corner field gap in hedge.

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Go ahead hedge L. Go downhill along field edge with hedge L. At bottom of hill reach junction of three tracks. Take gate adjacent to house drive and go through garden with a deep ditch and hedge on your R and a pond L, to exit by gate.

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Take gate and continue forward along field edge with ditch and hedge on your R  towards metal gate some 50 paces L at end of field. Go through metal gate and cross a narrow stream. Go over field to exit by mid field kissing gate.

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ross track and go through gate, and ahead with fence R and ditch L to find drive way. Go L on driveway, and where it turns into house go ahead shortly observe transformer on pole L. Go 80 paces further on to marker and then go 1/2 R to field corner gap L.

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Take gap and go ahead with hedge L to exit by field corner gap. Ahead to exit next field by corner gap.

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Proceed uphill along field edge with barbed wire strand fence on your R.  At brow go down to bottom of field corner, take gap and go ahead some 50 paces to find wooden gate L.

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Go through gate and go 1/2 R over field to mid hedge metal gate. Take gate and proceed along field edge with hedge L to kissing gate to road. Turn R and walk uphill to Bannams Wood on your L. Continue forward and go downhill to where road bends R by a house Highfield and turn L take gate in gate to a track into Bannams Wood. (Note that the woods are a Site of Special Scientific Interest).

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Go forward climbing up track. At division of paths, just before brow of hill, with bench to mark 25th Anniversary of Heart of England Way, turn R. Continue forward going left where track divides. Continue up to find a derelict wagon on your R and go ahead. Follow path as it meanders through wood and come take metal. Go with fence R to take stile.

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Go down field with hedge on L go steeply down hill to field corner passing pond on L and then turn half L to go through some saplings to take kissing gate to road. Go straight across road and go through gap in hedge into field.

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Follow field edge with hedge on L to field corner and pass through gap in hedge. Continue forward along field edge with hedge on L to field corner and go through gap. Go half R to stile in centre of far hedge. Cross and go forward across centre of field to stile and wooden planked footbridge over deep ditch in hedge. Cross and continue ahead over top of hill and on to stile in double fenced hedge in field corner. Cross and go forward to stile in second double fenced hedge. Cross and go half left down hill to stile in hedge. Cross and continue forward passing marker post in field centre to far L field corner.

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Turn L over a metal footbridge across stream and immediately cross stile to go down a step to cross culverted ditch and half R up steps to stile. Cross and turn L along field edge with hedge on L to reach two oak trees about three quarters of way up field and turn R across field to stile in timber rail fence. Cross into paddock and go ahead to stile and cross into small Orchard. Go ahead to cross next stile on to tar macadam drive. Go half R on to gravel drive to house on R and cross unusual stile in wall by wooden gate and reach road with Well Cottage on your R. (Take a few moments to look down old well.)

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o straight across road to cross stile. Go half R over brow of hill to see and reach marker post against L hedge and then forward across field to next marker post and almost immediately to a third marker post in L field corner. Turn L down steps to stile. Go R across stile and follow sunken path down enclosed field edge with hedge R to kissing gate. Take kissing gate and immediately cross metal footbridge across ditch into field. Go L with fence L to field corner to find metal gate (Ignore metal kissing gate on L). Take gate and go ahead and right up tree lined passage to find metal gate. Take gate and go ahead to find metal  kissing gate.

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Take gat and go forward along fenced path with allotments on both sides to cross over railway footbridge and go half L down path to Station Road. Turn L and after some 10 paces take alleyway R (Swan Croft) leading down to High Street. Cross road by pedestrian traffic lights. Turn R and come to the church of St John the Baptist.

Henley in Arden to Hockley Heath (Ordnance Survey Map - Landranger 151 & 139 - Explorer 220)

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rom the church of St John the Baptist on High Street, Henley. Go up adjacent road,  Beaudesert Lane, cross bridge, pass a church L to find kissing gate giving access to footpath leading up the hill to Motte & Bailey ruins.

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ollow the highest path (do not descend) for about 1 mile eventually go under power lines to find corner. Ignore stiles and go L along ridge with hedge R and panoramic views L. Take stile (Heart of England Way) and go 1/2 L to field edge, take stile into wooded area, go L. At junction of paths go ahead, continuing in wooded area for some 90 paces to take path L to exit by stile.

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o ahead with hedge L to come to ridge with fine view, go  R carefully down hill to find stile between two metal gates. Take stile and go L across field centre to find stile adjacent to gate leading to path alongside gate entrance and then parallel to the lane to find gap.

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Take gap and go R on lane for some 300 yards. At T junction take road R and after 15 paces take  kissing R. Go ahead over field to take mid fence metal kissing gate and then ahead to come to wooden kissing gate.

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Take gate and go ahead straight up steep hill to find corner stile.

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ross stile, go through copse and exit by stile to field. Ahead down field to find kissing gate. Take gate ahead with fence and hedge R to follow round field edge to exit some 50 paces before top right field corner by metal kissing gate R. Go L with hedge L to find and take gate in metal gate. Go R and follow round field edge to come to tarmac driveway.

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o R on driveway and immediately L to follow grassy track. Take path L of power poles with transformer to pass under power cables and up field edge with fence and barns R, passing under high power cables. At top right field corner, by copse, go R to find hedge gap to farm driveway. Go L to road junction.

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Turn right and walk for about  mile until you reach a staggered crossroads.  Go ahead on (Tapster Lane), after sharp L hand bend,  pass Holly Tree Cottage on L, and continue on road which drops down and bends L. Look for stile L just before large Oak Tree

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(Ordnance Survey mapping amendment - Follow text instructions shown in italic) Take stile and go ahead with hedge R to field corner. Go L 15 paces to find stile. Take stile and go R with hedge R. Some 50 paces before field end find hidden hedge gap R. Go through gap, over bridge and kissing gate. Go down field with hedge R to find far L field corner kissing gate. Take gate go 10 paces, and take stile and bridge to road.

E(96)
Cross road and go ahead on rough vehicle way. After some 100 paces take kissing gate L into field. Go with hedge R leading into scrub to find kissing gate. Take kissing gate and cross over narrow field, through gate in gate, ahead and take further gate in gate, heading for motorway bridge. Make way over M40 motorway via stiles and steps.

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Some 20 paces after motorway bridge take stile R and go through tree line to enter field. Go 1/2 R to find hedge gap. Through gap and go with hedge  L. Ahead find groundsman's buildings with courtyard by driveway, go R on
driveway to exit property leading to narrow lane.

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Turn right and go up lane to find St Mary's church. At church go L down footpath with tree line R to find kissing gate. Take kissing gate and go ahead over hill to come to gated bridge.

E(99)
Cross stile / bridge and go R (no waymark) with stream R to find corner stile, over stile and continue ahead along narrow field to corner gate / stile. Go up centre of field to end of tree line and find stile by gate. Take stile and go ahead with hedge R to find corner kissing gat
e.

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ass through farm buildings to find farm driveway leading to bridge over canal. Cross bridge and turn L going with canal L.

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Walk along side canal for about 1 mile until you reach The Wharf public house.

Hockley Heath to Meriden (Ordnance Survey Map - Landranger 139 - Explorer 220 & 221)

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Face Wharf Tavern Inn in Hockley Heath. Go R on main Stratford Road. At Miller & Carter Steakhouse go R into Aylesbury Road; continue for  mile to come to road junction. Go ahead on Vicarage Road and continue to junction of road. Go R on Glasshouse Lane; as road bends R take driveway L to St Giles Church Packwood.

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At car park take kissing gate into church ground and take path round to front door of church. With back to front door of church go directly ahead on pathway to find kissing gate into field. Go 1/2 L down field to hedge and then L to kissing gate under power lines. Go ahead over centre of field to exit field by kissing gate to road. Go R on road (ignore Grove Lane) and come to Packwood House

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urn your back on Packwood House with its sundial and beautifully trimmed yew trees. Go ahead to R of yew trees to find steps up to Iron Gate leading to avenue of trees. Go on avenue, at end take kissing gate to road. Go R, pass open fields on your L, just before house on L take kissing gate to signed footpath.

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Go with hedge R to reach kissing gate to driveway go R 10 paces and take kissing gate L to public footpath leading round garden and house to come to kissing gate and further passageway to house driveway. Up driveway to road. Go L over railway bridge pass Station Lane right and just after road sign (caution horse riders) take footpath L and short passage and stile to field.

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Cross stile and with hedge R negotiate over numerous stiles and two gates to a stile and kissing gate leading into field. Continue with hedge L and go through kissing gate  to R of gate. Go through paddock and exit by field corner kissing gate to driveway. Go R on driveway, ignore branch road, continue to main road and go R for some 50 paces.

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Before house with beautiful Yew Tree hedge go R through swing gate to driveway to canal bridge. Over bridge and go L on towpath with canal L. Under two bridges and some 10 paces after second bridge, at Black Boy Pub, take ramp way up to pub car park.

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Go down pub drive way to main road, go L. At left hand bend, cross road and take gate to right of Dial House entrance. Go down pathway leading to gate onto farm track.  Go ahead under power cables and after 100 paces turn left. Follow path through coppice and then with hedges on both sides. On approach house bear left along path to road. 

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Go R on road towards Chadwick End.  Go L at junction and after 30paces take kissing gate L.  Go with hedge R to come to farm track.  Walk under two set of power lines and  continue on farm track towards farm. Cross stile and go R following farm drive to lane.  Turn R and after about 100 paces take path L. Go with hedge L. 

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At end of field go ahead through hedge on Heart of England Way. Continue with hedge on R under power cables.  Over stile across field to stile and continue across field to footbridge. 

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Straight ahead up field to marker post. Continue ahead with hedge L to road.  Turn L for about 85 paces to find green corrugated building on L, immediately  take gap R with kissing gate.  Go with hedge R to field end take kissing gate to R of white house. Go L on lane to main road. (With a short diversion you can visit the Saracens Head.) 

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Go L. Cross road at driveway of last house and go over stile. Go with hedge L to take stile and continue with hedge L.  Cross stile to field with bridge over stream in middle and over stile. 

E(113)
Along hedge on right side of field and through gap in hedge at end of field (ignore stile on right).  Continue along hedge on left, and over stile into small coppice, cross footbridge and stile into field. 

E(114)
Along L hand hedge to wood, turn R along edge of wood.  L over stile and turn R on driveway which passes through brick gate posts and joins local road.  Continue down this road until reaching road junction. 

E(115)
Turn R and after short distance turn L at main road. Walk along path and cross dual carriageway into road signed Berkswell.  Just after bungalow on R take kissing gate on L and go on path with small wood R then along L hand edge of field. At end of field and before lake in front of Berkswell Hall, turn L - leaving the Heart of England Way.

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Pass through trees and cross the middle of field, heading for corner at edge of wood. Go through kissing gate and through wood. Path then goes along R hand hedge of two fields. Go through kissing gate and continue round field with wood R. Turn R through kissing gate and go into wood. Turn L along edge of wood keeping to R of pond.

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Over stile at end of wood and along edge of L hand hedge. As path approaches farm turn R at gatepost and go with high broken hedge on your L. Through kissing gate and across field to bridge and gate then across field to stile. Bear L along path at edge of field and turn R at road.

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ake road for about ½ mile, passing through gate, and to come to gate signed footpath L. (Ordnance Survey mapping amendment - Follow text instructions shown in italic) Take gate L to follow footpath and along fenced path with gravel workings on L.  At road, turn R and after 50 paces, just before house, turn L through kissing gate along path with quarry workings on L.

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ontinue over footbridge, the path turns R. Continue ahead and take broad stone pathway L into rising fenced path. At top go through kissing gate on R.

E(120)
Go diagonally L across field and downhill to metal gate. Cross corner of field to metal gate and wooden bridge.

E(121)
Go diagonally L up field to furthest corner and through kissing gate onto road, after some 60 paces take unmarked hedge gap L and follow path round R for some 80 paces find hidden stile R in hedge row.

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Take stile and go down passageway to find road. Go R on road to roundabout, turn R on main road to reach standing cross on The Green at Meriden.

Meriden to Kenilworth (Ordnance Survey Map - Landranger 139 & 140 - Explorer 221)

E(123)
With shops behind face the standing cross on The Green at Meriden. Go L down main road to the Bulls Head Hotel.

E(124)
Cross road and take driveway to Meriden Hall. At end of metal railings take signed passageway R leading to kissing gate. Take kissing gate and go L with hedge L to take wooden kissing gate adjacent to gate. Go with wall L. At end of wall go up hill to find mid fence metal gate. Take gate and go 1/2 L to take mid fence stile. Go ahead over field to wire fence and ahead with wire fence R to take stile to to road.

E(125)
Cross road and take kissing gate and ahead 1/2 L across field to corner kissing gate. Take gate and go R with hedge R to exit field by kissing gate. Go ahead with hedge R

E(126)
Watch for way marked mid hedge gap R. Take gap and go L. with hedge L to copse. Continue with copse L to find grassy exit track. Take track to gate onto road. Go ahead.

E(127)
Pass St Laurence Church and continue past houses to house (Fentham) on R at road corner. Take grassy vehicle track to left of house to find narrow gap by gate

E(128)
Take gap and go  ½ R across field on permissive route to exit by far R corner gate.

E(129)
Go ahead on
track with hedge L. Where track turns L go ahead with hedge L to find gap with kissing gate.

E(130)
Take kissing gate and go ½ R to cross field to find way post at edge of wood. Turn your back to wood and go ahead across field to pass to L of lone oak to find wood edge. Go L with wood R to find kissing gate (This apparent doubling back is to ensure public rights of way are followed.) Take kissing gate and enter scrub to take short path to bridge to field.

E(131)
Go R 25 paces and turn L up field centre to skyline hedge gap. Through gap and continue ahead with hedge L. Follow track round past barn right to road. Go L on road, pass Shirley Lane, under pylons and take kissing gate R opposite Oak Farm

E(132)
Go  L to top far corner kissing gate. take kissing gate and continue down field to far L corner gate. Through gate and continue ahead through scrub to take kissing gate to road. Go R and after some 250 paces pass two cottages on L.

E(133)
Face last cottage and take path to R of cottage passing through garden with cottage L to reach fence gap exit to find hidden passage. Take passage to reach kissing gate leading into overgrown field.

E(134)
Make way through field with hedge R and far pylons R  to reach far R corner kissing gate. Take kissing gateand go L with hedge L to come to field corner kissing gate. Take kissing gate and go R to hedge gap continue ahead under pylons to hedge gap

E(135)
Through gap and continue ahead with hedge L to field corner stile, through collecting paddock, to stile and road. Go L after 40 after paces take driveway R. Take gap L before Sunny View Cottage and follow path round to exit copse by gap, and ahead with hedge L to come to field corner.

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t field corner go ahead over field towards pylon to reach hedge. Go with hedge R to field corner kissing gate. take kissing gate and go L with hedge L to field corner kissing gate

E(137)
Take gate and swamp boards and go L with hedge L to exit field by kissing gate. Go with wire fence R to find and take mid hedge gap with ditch bridge. Ahead to hedge gap with kissing gate and various way mark signs.

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Do not go through gap but REMAIN IN FIELD and go R with hedge L, take field corner kissing gate / bridge / kissing gate and ahead with hedge L / fence right to left corner kissing gate / ditch bridge / kissing gate. Take gate and go 1/4 R towards power pole with adjacent kissing gate.

E(139)
Take kissing gate to vehicle way, and ahead through kissing gate to stile to road. Go L 20 paces and turn R down Truigist Lane and then L on Hodgetts Lane. Continue on Hodgetts Lane over railway bridge and go immediately R along drive way

E(140)
Pass Beechwood Farm Cottage and immediately afterwards take latch gate L. Go  R across paddock to take mid fence latch gate into field. Go  L to find far R corner stile. Cross stile and go L on vehicle way. Follow vehicle way bending L with hedge R to reach way mark stile by gateway.

E(141)
Cross stile and go with hedge R under pylons to take stile bridge stile to field. Go ahead with hedge R to field corner gap and ditch bridge. Cross ditch bridge and field strip to take stile to steps up to disused railway path

E(142)
Go R 5 paces and take steps down to metal kissing gate. Take kissing gate and go with hedge R to find hedge gap. Take gap and continue with hedge R. Cross ditch bridge and take metal kissing gate and continue ahead to field corner kissing gate. Take kissing gate into passageway leading to vehicle track, to driveway and road

E(143)
Go R on Old Waste Lane, opposite house called Holsworthy take kissing gate to field. Go 1/2 R to exit field by mid hedge kissing gate to main road. Cross road, go 30 paces R and take stile L by gate into field. Go with fence R to field corner. Continue ahead across field to large kissing gate.

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Take large kissing gate into commercial property. Go L to driveway passing thorough middle of barns to driveway and road. Go L on road for some 500 yards.

E(145)
Some 10 paces after Hill Farm take ditch stile R. Cross stile and go with hedge R to cross bridge ditch gap. Go ahead with hedge R around two sides of field to exit by far left corner field ga
p.

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ake gap and ahead with hedge L to exit field by gate L. Go ahead with hedge R to corner kissing gate. take kissing gate, go L over driveway to take hidden bridge gate into field. Go  L to take gap by large tree, maintain line cross field to ditch stile. Take bridge ditch stile and go ahead with hedge and fence L.

E(147)
Round two sides of field to reach field corner gap. Go L over stile, and continue with hedge R. Continue with hedge R to stile / gap leading into grassy passageway through copse. Exit copse by stile to road

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o L and after 5 paces go R and take gate into field. Go 1/4 L to mid fence ditch bridge and kissing gate. Take kissing gate and go L to take corner double kissing gates. Go  1/4 R to left of copse and find and take stile bridge stile.

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Go L down field. At corner, go R with hedge L, ignore hedge gap, and continue to follow round this field edge to finally exit by
gap L.

E(150)
Go R
over field to pass large oak tree to find farm driveway. Go R up driveway towards Rudfyn Farm. Before farm take way mark path L through copse.

E(151)
Exit copse and go R to follow round field edge, pass house and around field to field corner. Maintain line ahead over field to join far field edge.  Go L with hedge R, under pylons to find field corner. Exit field by field corner gap.

E(152)
Go with hedge L, pass dew pond Land away post, to another way mark post before end of field and close to lone tree. Go R across field to mid fence gap and continue up field to field corner.

E(153)
At field corner enter copse. Through copse and go with hedge R to enter further small copse.  Exit copse by ditch bridge and go R to find kissing gate to road. Go R 10 paces and take kissing gate L. Go  L towards Castle on skyline.

E(154)
Find kissing gate by power lines. Go L with hedge L take kissing gate into copse. Exit copse and go  R across field to reach field kissing gate. Take gate and head towards right of castle to find gap by derelict building

E(155)
Take gap and go  L to kissing gate into lane. Go L to reach main Road. Go R 200 yards to Queen and Castle.

Kenilworth to Leamington Spa (Ordnance Survey Map - Landranger 140 & 151 - Explorer 221)

E(156)
Face Queen and Castle, Kenilworth. Go R on main road round bend to find entrance to Castle Car Park. Take car park entrance and go on service road, pass car park. After some 50 paces go L up track through short stretch of woodland to reach cattle grid. Take metal gate to right of cattle grid and go 1/2 R to take gate leading to grassy passage, signed Rouncil Lane 1¼  miles.

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t end of grassy passage find field. Go L with hedge L to find far field metal corner gate. Take gate turn R, keeping fence to playing field L, (ignore stile L to playing fields) continue to end of fence. Take metal gate and go 1/2 L across field to second metal gate. Take gate and cross concrete footbridge.  

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ontinue ahead to reach metal field gate to right of farm buildings. Go through gate and  go ahead, ignoring paths to right and left. Follow well-used path, keeping hedge L. Take gate and continue with hedge L. Continue to go with fence R and hedge L to come to metal gate to Rouncil Lane. Take gate and go R on road for 50 paces to find metalled track L leading to Goodrest Farm.

E(159)
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ake metalled track and pass under power cables to find metal kissing gate in hedge L. Take gate, and go with barbed wire fence L to take second kissing gate to R of lone tree. Go 1/4 L to find field edge and old stone bridge, cross bridge and go 1/2 R up field to junction of paths. Do not take path onto golf course but stay in field and go R with hedge L.

E(160)
At field corner find kissing gate. Take kissing gate and continue with hedge L to find wooden gate. Take gate and continue ahead, ignore mid hedge gate / path L, and with hedge L go under power lines to take metal gate to wood.

E(161)
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ollow path through wood to emerge on golf course. (Ordnance Survey mapping amendment - Follow text instructions shown in italic) Go ahead with hedge R and  pylons L. Go through hedge gap and go around field edge to find kissing gate in far right comer.

E(162)
Take gate and continue ahead, leaving large bank and houses L. At open field go 1/4 L to pass under power lines with Woodloes Farm on right. At junction with metalled track to farm turn L. Follow track to junction with lane. Go R follow lane over A46 (Kenilworth Bypass) to come main road (A429).

E(163)
Go R on road. Go over large roundabout and ahead up road to come to canal bridge. Before bridge take path R to join towpath and turn L to pass under Bridge 49 in the direction of Leamington.  Pass a number of Narrow Boat repair yards on the way to Bridge 46 (Tesco Superstore).  Continue ahead to Bridge 41. Leave towpath and turn L into Tachbrook Road.

E(164)
At traffic lights, cross road into Lower Avenue, passing under bridge.  At junction, turn R into Spencer Street and proceed towards Parish Church.  At Church turn L into Victoria Terrace, cross Victoria Bridge and turn R into Jephson Gardens.

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alk through Jephson Gardens; cross Willes Road and follow footpath up through wood to open grass. Walk ahead with trees R to find Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre.

Leamington Spa to Cubbington (Ordnance Survey Map - Landranger 151 - Explorer 221)

E(166)
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ace the side of Leisure Centre at Newbold Comyn, Leamington Spa from road. Go L into Comyn along metalled road. 

E(167)
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ollow metalled road to pass Paul Putz International Play Area R to find car park L

E(168)
Enter car park go along L edge to exit by 5 bar metal gate to well worn track.

E(169)
Go R on track, pass car park and second car park R. After some 150 paces take wide gap L to Golf Course.

E(170)
Cross Golf Course fairway and then ahead with hedge L (pleasant views over course R).

E(171)
At end of hedge come to cinder track running left to right.

E(172)
Cross track and take hedge gap with foot bridge.

E(173)
Turn right to follow path round edge of field and through kissing gate to Redhouse Farm drive. Go L on drive and after some 30 paces go R through gap into field.

E(174)
Ahead across field to cross wooden bridge and find gap to R of wood. Ahead keep Runghills Wood on L.  At corner of wood turn L and continue with wood on L. At end of wood exit across ditch / bridge. Turn L and follow field edge L to find hedge gap, wth high-rise flats beyond.  Go through hedge, turn R and go with hedge on R to exit field. In 10 paces find metal kissing-gate R.  Take kissing gate and go L up field to kissing-gate.  Go through gate to pass cottage and barns on L.  Continue ahead past house on R to concrete road.

E(175)
Follow road downhill to end of hedge on L. Leave road to go straight ahead across field to field corner.  In approx 5 paces, turn R through hedge and immediately L uphill, keeping hedge on L.  Proceed downhill to take kissing gate at junction with Offchurch Road.

E(176)
Cross road and turn L. Proceed 160 metres to turn R into Queen Street.  Follow Queen Street through village past shops, into High Street to come to St. Mary’s Church. Go ahead to find Kings Head Pub

Cubbington to Long Itchington (Ordnance Survey Map - Landranger 151 - Explorer 190 &222)

E(177)
Face Kings Head at Cubbington. Go L uphill 75 mtrs to join way-marked footpath alongside children's play area. At end of play area turn R.

E(178)
Follow footpath downhill, keeping hedge on R. At bottom corner follow path around to L and in 75 mtrs turn R over small metal and concrete bridge. Follow footpath towards wood, keeping hedge on R. At bottom comer follow path around to L and in 50 mtrs turn R into wood (Do not continue round field to waymarked bridge).

E(179)
Follow path through wood. At exit turn R. Follow path around edge of field towards farm, keeping hedge on R and ignoring footbridge on R.

E(180)
At bottom comer of field, with farm on L, continue ahead over metal and concrete bridge. With hedge now on L, in 75 mtrs. reach well defined farm track. Turn R uphill to way-mark.

E(181)
At way-mark turn L and go downhill across field to small concrete bridge. Take kissing gate and continue ahead keeping hedge on L to small brick built building
.

E(182)
Take gate in gate and continue ahead to metal gate and wooden bridge in L comer of field. Cross bridge, with metal gate, leaving farm on R. Continue ahead up field bearing a little L to avoid large hollow in field. Take kissing gate in mid hedge and continue ahead to another kissing gate, cross field to third kissing gate. Continue to pub in distance (Red Lion at Hunningham - aiming for kissing gate left of booster station)
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E(183)
Exit onto road and turn R. Cross road bridge over River Leam
.

E(184)
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pposite The Red Lion, cross stile and cross water meadow, with river on right. Ignoring stile on left, proceed to kissing gate and go 1/2 L to pass to L of church and find kissing gate exit to road. Go R and follow road to junction (Sunrise Cottage). Turn L after 20 paces cross road to enter large field.

E(185)
Proceed uphill and cross stile at top of field. Continue through gap in hedge to cross second stile / bridge and angle slightly left uphill to reach exit stile onto road (by telegraph pole). Turn R on road, after some 100 mtrs at cross roads turn R and after some 400 paces go L on drive way opposite Hill Crest.

E(186)
Go on driveway that becomes a vehicle track, pass across high bridge over disused railway and ahead on track to come to tree lined lane leading to main road. Cross road and ahead on driveway to find metal gate. Take gate and go ahead downhill to metal gate and road.
 

E(187)
Go L on road and after some 500 paces find hedge gap L adjacent to a telegraph pole. Take gap and go 1/2 R across field to find mid fence hedge stile. Take stile and go 1/4 R to exit field by hedge gap. Ahead on same line, under power lines, to field corner edge. Go L, with hedge R for 40 paces to find rusty old kissing gate R. Take kissing gate, cross over disused railway, and find remnants of a further kissing gate. Take kissing gate and ahead 20 paces to find tubular bridge R. Take bridge and follow path through wood with river R (difficult path but always stay with river R) to exit wood to field. Go R. After some 110 paces find kissing gate.

E(188)
Take kissing gate, turn L, and follow round edge of field with hedge L. Towards top of field, notice large farm buildings L. Go ahead, take kissing gate keeping fence R and building L to grassy corridor. Exit by metal gate and ahead. At end of buildings by pumping station take metal gate and go 1/2 L across field to take R of two kissing gates leading to passageway. Down passage way to road (Short Lane). Go R and take first road R (Stonebridge Lane).

E(189)
Ahead on Stonebridge Lane round bend and across bridge over river. After bridge take kissing gate L and walk to kissing gate in far tree line. Do not take kissing gate but stay in field and ahead with fence / ditch R to find corner kissing gate in hrdge. Take kissing gate / bridge / kissing gate and ahead with fence L to take kissing gate to road. Turn L over bridge and in 50 mtrs turn R. to reach Holy Trinity Church in 100 mtr
s.

Long Itchington to Priors Marston (Ordnance Survey Map - Landranger 151 - Explorer 222 & 206)

E(190)
Facing Holy Trinity Church from the road, turn L and continue on for around 200m to a part of the village called The Square. Bear right down Thorn Way, leaving The Harvester Inn to your left.

E(191)
The road turns right and left, with wall R, at end of wall after some 15 paces take kissing gate R.  Go 1/2 L over field to exit by kissing gate.

E(192)
Take kissing gate and ahead over a wooden foot bridge. Go up field to exit by kissing gate. Cross track, and take kissing gate and ahead over field to exit by far corner kissing gate giving access to canal path.

E(193)
Take towpath L under the A423 Coventry to Banbury Road (bridge 25) and pass The Two Boats Inn. Go with canal R, climb two sets of locks, and pass under bridge number 24, and ahead. Leave canal just before Bridge 23 by swing gate to road.

E(194)
Go R over bridge to find driveway to Blue Lias. Take driveway and go ahead to come onto vehicle way leading to Stockton Reservoir Car Park. Take gap ahead into reservoir area and go L with fishing lake R to corner gap. Take gap L leading into short grassy corridor leading to metal kissing gate into wood. Make way ahead through wood to exit by stile.

E(195)
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o R with hedge R to exit field by corner gap. Go L with hedge L, and enter copse. Follow clear pathway through wooded area and then keep wire fence L. Exit by gap into field. Go with hedge R to find gap with steps to road. Cross road and take stile to L of house. Go with hedge R to exit field by corner gap. Follow clear path down to pass house R leading to road. Go ahead, pass side roads to come to T junction with Post Office. Go R on School Street to find Barley Mow Pub.

E(196)
Face Barley Mow Pub and go R pass Stockton Parish Church on L up Rectory Close - road becomes vehicle way. Follow vehicle way past cemetery - where vehicle way turns R go ahead through metal gate into field.

E(197)
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ross field, maintaining line, to take stile, and continue ahead to take mid fence bridge. Go ahead across field to meet corner hedge, go with hedge L to exit field by corner stile. Go L 20 paces, then R with hedge L to exit field by corner stile (broken).

E(198)
Go 1/2 R to find gap to L of far corner with plank bridge and ditch. Cross bridge and go 1/4 L to pass by middle of 5 power poles across field to find hedge gap. Take gap and ditch to continue ahead to find mid fence bridge / stile. Take stile go ahead with hedge R to exit by corner stile. Continue ahead with hedge R to exit by grassy corridor and stile and go L on road.

E(199)
Enter
Bridge Inn car park and pass in front to make way to Oxford canal towpath. Go R  under bridge 111, ahead with canal L. The canal skirts round Napton Hill with its high set windmill. Go under bridge 115, lock number 12, leave the canal towpath.  Go R on road over bridge, and after some 15 paces take gate L. Go 1/2 R down field to come to find mid field bridge. Take bridge and go ahead 1/4 R to find stile to L of houses. Take stile ahead behind garage to driveway. Go down driveway to road
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E(200)
Go R on road and where road swings R go ahead on minor road and again where road swings R go ahead to find gateway. Take gate and ahead along side of field, with fence L

E(201)
At field end, take metal gate into the next field, and go with the hedge R. Take gap in field corner and continue ahead with hedge R. Go through metal gate and go with hedge L to exit through metal gate. Go 1/2 R up field to take new large metal gate.

E(202)
Go ahead with fence R to field corner then ahead on tree lined corridor. Go on corridor passing through early gate to come eventually to 7 bar gate at corner. Go L through gate. After some 450m come to timber crossing with handrail over ditch
R.

E(203)
Cross the ditch and a stile into a field of pasture.  Go 1/2 L to far field boundary with stile some 100 paces in from far L corner. Cut across the left hand corner of the next field to another timber ditch crossing and stile.

E(204)
Cross the stile and go R to cut across the nearest corner of the next field.
In quick succession cross three more stiles, to pass through a couple of pony paddocks.  We have now reached the edge of Priors Marston village
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E(205)
The last of these stiles gives into a larger field of pasture, bordered on the left by houses of recent construction. Follow along the boundary at the bottom of the gardens of houses, and look out for a line of concrete garages backing on to the field. At the right hand end of these garages there is a stile, leading to a tarmac track. 

E(206)
Follow  track to  end, to meet road.  There is a pillar box on the left, but you turn R. The road leads past Vicarage Lane and School Lane, and then reaches a small green at which four roads meet.  The war memorial stands on the green.

Priors Marston to Chipping Warden (Ordnance Survey Map - Landranger 151 - Explorer 206)

E(207)
Face war memorial in Priors Marston. Go R and follow the road towards Priors Hardwick. After 100 paces turn R into Hardwick Road. As road turns right go ahead along track to stile.

E(208)
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ake stile and go R to  find mid fence bridge. Take bridge and go 1/2 L to take mid fence metal gate, and ahead on same line to further mid fence metal gate. Take gate and go with fence L 15 paces to corner of paddock. Turn R and go with fence L to exit paddock by metal gate, and then take stile into field. Go L with hedge L, take stile and continue along hedge. At power lines go R and follow power lines to gate at far side of field.

E(209)
Through gate onto drive - turn R. After 30 paces take gate L and go ahead to far L corner of field. Through gate and gate opposite go with hedge R and power lines to end of field and hidden stile, take stile and go 1/2 L to stile at corner of field by barn
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E(210)
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ake stile and go L, pass in front of barn and take right hand gate. Turn R to find far mid hedge gate to road. Cross road and go through gate opposite. Continue uphill with hedge L. Go through small metal gate and continue between row of trees. Take next gate onto wide path between hedges. Path swings L.

E(211)
Go through gate ahead and just after dew pond take gate on L. Head straight across field to R corner of coppice. Continue to end of field with coppice L. Go through gap in hedge to enter second field and after 40 paces turn L through coppice and continue straight ahead with hedge L to large gap at end of field by mixed coppice. Go through gap leaving this coppice to the R
.

E(212)
Turn R, and with coppice R follow edge of field bearing L on corner pass dew pond R. At corner of field go over bridge and continue straight ahead across field and through gap in hedge.
(Ordnance Survey mapping amendment - Follow text instructions shown in italic) Turn L with hedge L and at end of field go through gap in hedge. Turn R with hedge R and follow edge of field for 50 paces, before gap turn L with ditch R. After 40 paces, turn R over bridge.

E(213)
Go ahead 1/2 L across field to find mid hedge gap with ditch bridge. Take bridge and continue across field to find gap. Go with fence R to gate Take stile and through rough ground to find gated bridge. Take bridge turn R to take gate to road. Turn L, pass through gateway, and as road goes up hill take cycle track on R. At end of track join road, going straight on and over main road to Church Road. Continue for 1/2 mile to Lower Boddington
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E(214)
After the road turns right and goes downhill take the footpath to L opposite Sears Farmhouse. Path continues between fences to become lane, follow lane to road. Cross road and continue ahead on track. Turn R immediately after Paradise Farm gate and take fence stile. Go 1/2 L to corner of small paddock and take stile. Go with fence R to field corner and then take L gate. Cross bridge and take further gate L. Go with fence R pass dilapidated stile at field end. Take gap and continue with hedge R, continue with fence R until start of hedge R.

E(215)
AT this point go 1/2 L across field to mid hedge stile. Go through coppice to stile and after stile go 1/4 L to far corner of field. Through gap to road and turn R. Go to road junction and turn L. As road turns R go straight on through gate across field to find gate
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hrough gate and go with hedge R. Go through gate and across field past two trees to mid hedge gap, cross next field to hedge gap - do not take gap stay in field and go L with hedge R. Go half way down field to where hedge goes R. Go 1/4 L to cross field and find mid hedge gap. Go over bridge and straight ahead to wood. Turn L at wood and after 30 paces go through gateway at wood corner.

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o uphill with wood R, and at end of field turn R through gateway. Turn L with hedge L and go through gate. Continue with hedge R and past farm shed. Through gate onto road, turn R and then L after 20 paces to take stile. Go with hedge L. At end of long field cross two stiles and go 1/4 L to gate in L fence. Through gate. Go 3/4 R pass house with large dew pond L to find and take mid fence stile.

E(218)
Straight across field onto track and after some 20 paces go R on path through spinney. Over stile  and continue with hedge R to stile. Go along alleyway, past buildings to stile onto road. Go R along road round bend to junction with A361. Turn L and as main road turns L go straight ahead into Culworth Road. The Griffin Pub is on the L.

Chipping Warden to Middleton Cheney (Ordnance Survey Map - Landranger 151 - Explorer 206)

E(219)
Face Griffin Pub in Chipping Warden. Go R to find parking area. Follow the clearly marked footpath sign on the right across field to the far L corner stile.

E(220)
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ross stile, go ahead some 15 paces and then L with hedge L. At gateway L turn R down field to pass lone tree to find river. Go with river R, ignore bridge R and pass wood to come to stile..

E(221)
Take stile and go 1/2 R up field to find gate. Take gate and go with woods R to exit by gate. Go ahead with hedge L through first field, continue with hedge L in second field to find mid field stile
.

E(222)
Take stile and go 1/2 R down field to find bridge over stream.

E(223)
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ross bridge, go 1/2 R over rise and ahead with poplar trees R to exit by metal gate. Continue with fence R to find mid fence gate. Take gate and go 1/2 L towards series of gates, ignore gates and take stile to R side of gates to lane.

E(224)
Turn R down lane over stone river bridge to T-junction. Go L on road round R hand bend and at L hand bend go straight ahead through hedge gap to field.

E(225)
Go with
hedge R to pass a number of dilapidated vehicles. Continue ahead with hedge R following bridleway. Maintain this direction through fields for approximately 1 mile - note hedge changes to L after a time. Ignore gaps and vehicle way swings away L, but continue until no hedge on L at end of fields. Where hedge finishes go through gate ahead over open field, maintain line to go to L of finger of trees to come to corner gate. Take gate over disused railway line and exit by gate.

E(226)
Go ahead up hill to brow and then ahead keeping the trees and hedge L to exit field by top L field gate. Ahead on farm track walking away from the farmhouse to road.

E(227)
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ross road and continues on a bridle way with bungalows to the left and farm building to the right. Cross minor road to driveway. Take stile immediate R. Go 1/2 L  to aim for mid hedge gap some 50 paces to R of where power cable cross hedge.

E(228)
Through gap and go with hedge L. At field corner go R 40 paces to find stile to road. Cross road go ahead up farm driveway. At end of concrete driveway, before bungalow, take vehicle way R to pass bungalow on your L, f
ollow around, and in 100 yards enter large field.

E(229)
G
o1/2 R diagonally down field to mid hedge gap, R of small tree, some 100 paces in from far R corner.

E(230)
At gap go ahead across
bridge, up bank to road.

E(231)
Cross road and go ahead 1/2 L across field to find far L corner stile.

E(232)
Take
stile and go with hedge R, after approximately 50 paces take stile R to cross  bridge. Go 1/2 L to find mid fence gap. Through gap and go 1/4 R ahead to L of line of low trees.

E(233)
Go ahead with buildings and hedge R to come to field corner
.

E(234)
At field corner go ahead 1/2 L, under power lines, to
far R corner gap. Take stile and go with fence L for 70 paces to come to gap and stone bridge. Cross bridge and go ahead to find stile. Take stile and go R with stream R.

E(235)
Pass through fields with hedge / stream R to finally exit by stile to drive. Go L on drive to road. Cross road and take stile. Go ahead with hedge R
. Exit field by stile and continue ahead up field bending L to come to kissing gate R. Take kissing gate and go with properties to R and L. Maintain line behind properties, ignoring footpaths to L. Come to main road.

 

E(236)
Cross
main road into Glovers Lane on the opposite side. After a few hundred yards turn left into Rectory Lane, follow road to All Saints Church.

 

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