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Packwood House and St Giles' Church

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Packwood House and St Giles' Church
Author: mumnpets, Published: 22 Jul 2014 Walk rating : Rating:star1 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar1 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar1 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar1 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar1 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK
Warwickshire, Packwood
Walk Type: Garden or park
Packwood House and St Giles' Church
Length: 3 miles,  Difficulty: boot iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK
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An easy circular walk around Packwood House estate and the surrounding countryside, going through the park, past the moated Packwood Hall (private) and up to the pretty St Giles' Church.

On this walk you will encounter some slightly uneven sections, some steps, kissing gates and stiles. The field paths may be boggy following wet weather and could be overgrown at certain times of the year. Toilets and refreshments are available at the visitor centre of Packwood House. The car park has gates which are locked at 5:30pm in the summer but earlier in the winter.

The start and end of this walk is the free car park at the National Trust property of Packwood House. The address and post code are Packwood House, Packwood Lane, Lapworth, B94 6AT. Packwood House is 2 miles east of Hockley Heath (on A3400), 11 miles south east of central Birmingham. It is also easily reached from the M42 exit 5 signed Solihull. At the roundabout, take the exit signed Knowle/A4141 Warwick Rd, continue to follow A4141 onto Norton Green Lane, then a sharp right turn onto Darley Green Rd continuing onto Packwood Road then Packwood Lane.

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Walk Sections

Start to Junction
Start to Junction

Start point: 52.3489 lat, -1.7462 long
End point: 52.3433 lat, -1.745 long

Leave the car-park by the vehicle exit, turning left to head up the road (take care as there is no pavement). Pass in front of Packwood House and follow the road until you reach a junction.

Junction to Grove Lane
Junction to Grove Lane

Start point: 52.3433 lat, -1.745 long
End point: 52.3458 lat, -1.7532 long

Turn right at the junction and after a short distance go up a short flight of steps on the right and take the footpath (which is slightly hidden in the hedge). Follow the waymarker posts on the path between a fence and trees. Follow this path for a short distance over a wooden boardwalk and through a kissing gate. Continue across the field veering right to pass through another kissing gate (slightly hidden in the hedge). This leads you into the grounds of Packwood House. Turn left and follow the waymarker posts until you reach a kissing gate out to Grove Lane.

Grove Lane to Glasshouse Lane
Grove Lane to Glasshouse Lane

Start point: 52.3458 lat, -1.7532 long
End point: 52.3457 lat, -1.7638 long

Cross straight over the lane, taking care of any traffic, to join a farm lane signed Malt House Farm. Just before the farmhouse, turn left to continue along the footpath, taking care to walk to the right side of the field and over the stile hidden in a hedgerow. Walk across a field that narrows to reach the road, Old Warwick Road.

Cross the busy road to the pavement, turn right along the road and after a short distance re-cross the road to turn right along Glasshouse Lane, signposted for Packwood.

Glasshouse Lane to Church Sign
Glasshouse Lane to Church Sign

Start point: 52.3457 lat, -1.7638 long
End point: 52.3535 lat, -1.7545 long

Follow this lane (take care again as there is no pavement) passing several houses and Featherstone Grange on the right. Follow the lane for a distance of approximately half a mile.

Church Sign to St Giles' Church
Church Sign to St Giles' Church

Start point: 52.3535 lat, -1.7545 long
End point: 52.353 lat, -1.752 long

Just after reaching Packwood Hall take a right turn up a lane signposted for the church. Follow this footpath to reach a kissing gate into St Giles' churchyard. Walk to the front of the church and follow the grass path under the trees to a hidden kissing gate at the end of the row of cottages, signed for the Millenium Way.

St Giles' Church to Packwood Estate
St Giles' Church to Packwood Estate

Start point: 52.353 lat, -1.752 long
End point: 52.3513 lat, -1.7481 long

Follow this path along the field (which may be overgrown) veering left through a gap in the hedge (the waymarker post is hidden in the hedge). Follow the edge of the field until you reach a gate which leads you onto Packwood Road.

Turn right along the lane, and where the road forks you have two choices. For the short cut simply follow Packwood Lane (left-hand fork) back to Packwood House. For the full walk, at the fork take the footpath on the left, crossing the stile back into the Packwood Estate.

Packwood Estate to Wooden Bridge
Packwood Estate to Wooden Bridge

Start point: 52.3513 lat, -1.7481 long
End point: 52.3504 lat, -1.7447 long

Walk over the field to pass through a gate and cross a wooden bridge.

Wooden Bridge to Packwood Avenue
Wooden Bridge to Packwood Avenue

Start point: 52.3504 lat, -1.7447 long
End point: 52.3487 lat, -1.7409 long

Beyond the bridge, veer left and follow the grassy path to reach Packwood Avenue.

Packwood Avenue to End
Packwood Avenue to End

Start point: 52.3487 lat, -1.7409 long
End point: 52.349 lat, -1.7462 long

Turn right along the tree-lined avenue and this will lead you back to the front of the house. Turn right along Packwood Lane and follow the road back to your starting point.

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Packwood House
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1st Way marker
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Gate into Packwood Estate
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Stile just past Farm
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Exit to Old Warwick Road.
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St Giles's Church

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