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Milverton and the Saxon Mill

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Milverton and the Saxon Mill
Author: kevingurden, Published: 01 Apr 2012 Walk rating : Rating:star1 Milverton and the Saxon Mill Walking Guidestar1 Milverton and the Saxon Mill Walking Guidestar1 Milverton and the Saxon Mill Walking Guidestar1 Milverton and the Saxon Mill Walking Guidestar0 Milverton and the Saxon Mill Walking Guide
Warwickshire, Royal Leamington Spa
Walk Type: Footpaths and byways
Milverton and the Saxon Mill
Length: 4 miles,  Difficulty: boot Milverton and the Saxon Mill Walking Guide
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A walk from Lillington to the Saxon Mill pub via Milverton Church.

The walk follows rights of way across rolling fields which the local farmer should be congratulated for maintaining so well. Sometimes after wet weather the paths can be a little muddy but normally they are an easy and pleasant walk. There are several kissing gates on route but no stiles.

Start from Bamburgh Grove off of Northumberland Road in the North of Leamington Spa. If you are driving parking in Northumberland Road is preferable. Walk to the end of Bamburgh Grove and locate the kissing gate to start. Approximate postcode CV32 6RL.

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Walk Sections

Field Path to Old Milverton Church
Field Path to Old Milverton Church

Start point: 52.3028 lat, -1.5415 long
End point: 52.304 lat, -1.5659 long

Pass through the kissing gate at the end of Bamburgh Grove and follow the path through the bushes. As you come to a field on your left follow the edge keeping the hedge to your right.

The path then heads across the middle of a field, passes through a gap in the hedge and then, again, follows the hedge on your right hand side.

Eventually, after about 3/4 mile you cross a bridge over a single track railway.

Just after the bridge pass through another kissing gate and turn right to follow the road for about 200 yards.

As the road takes a sharp right you'll branch off to the left down a smaller road to Old Milverton Church. Follow this road for 500 yards past some farm buildings until you come to a picturesque church.

Church to the Saxon Mill Footbridge
Church to the Saxon Mill Footbridge

Start point: 52.304 lat, -1.5659 long
End point: 52.301 lat, -1.5722 long

Enter the Church gardens/cemetery via the wooden kissing gate and keep straight on keeping the church on your left. Exit the gardens after about 30 yards through yet another kissing gate.

Head straight on over the brow of a gentle hill to head down through the fields.

If you look over to your left you see the remains of Guy's Cliffe House. This building has an interesting history including a fire during the filming of a Granada produced Sherlock Holmes episode.

At the bottom of the hill another kissing gate gives entry to a long footbridge across some marshy land and then a wooden bridge across the river Avon.

Whilst a little expensive the Pub has great food and a great setting - indoor or outdoor.

Saxon Mill to Old Milverton Church
Saxon Mill to Old Milverton Church

Start point: 52.301 lat, -1.5722 long
End point: 52.3009 lat, -1.574 long

Retrace your steps across the bridges to reach the kissing gate. The original path heads up the hill. Ignore this and turn right after the gate to follow the river southwards towards Warwick.

The path will drift in a curve to the left and up a hill.

At its highest point the path reaches a T-Junction. Take the left direction and walk back toward the church along the brow of the hill.

After a few hundred yards the path will then split. Take the right hand path toward the church (the left hand path leads back to the pub if you are still thirsty).

Enter the church grounds through the side entrance and follow the path between the graves till you reach the Church kissing gate. Pass through and rejoin the road.

Church to Bamburgh Grove
Church to Bamburgh Grove

Start point: 52.3038 lat, -1.5658 long
End point: 52.3029 lat, -1.5415 long

Follow the road back to the village green and turn right onto the main road.

Retrace your steps for 200 yards and enter the kissing gate on the left hand side.

Cross the railway bridge and follow the footpath back across the fields, retracing your steps from the beginning of the walk.

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1 responses to "Milverton and the Saxon Mill"

Nice easy walk. First field you enter can be muddy but the rest of the walk is okay. Lovely open views of the river and Guys Cliffe house after Milverton church. Saxon Mill is a lovely pub especially outside by the river Avon on a warm day.

By Andy24 on 2016-01-01 18:35:34

The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.

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