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Millennium Way: Hunningham and Cubbington

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Millennium Way: Hunningham and Cubbington
Author: Millennium Way, Published: 04 Feb 2017 Walk Rating:star1 Millennium Way: Hunningham and Cubbington Walking Guide star1 Millennium Way: Hunningham and Cubbington Walking Guide star1 Millennium Way: Hunningham and Cubbington Walking Guide star1 Millennium Way: Hunningham and Cubbington Walking Guide star0 Millennium Way: Hunningham and Cubbington Walking Guide
Warwickshire, Leamington Spa
Walk Type: Footpaths and byways
Millennium Way: Hunningham and Cubbington
Length: 5 miles,  Difficulty: boot Millennium Way: Hunningham and Cubbington Walking Guide boot Millennium Way: Hunningham and Cubbington Walking Guide
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A 4.5 mile circular walk from the village of Hunningham, close to Royal Leamington Spa in Warwickshire. This is a pretty walk through open countryside taking in arable fields, pastures and a beautiful stretch of the River Leam and visiting two lovely villages. The first half of the walk follows a section of the Millennium Way, clearly waymarked with the distinctive circular waymarkers.

The walk is relatively flat with just some gentle slopes. You will need to negotiate several kissing gates and footbridges plus two stiles (which should be suitable for most dogs). You may come across cattle or other livestock in some of the fields. Allow 2.5 hours.

The Millennium Way is a beautiful 100 mile walk in the heart of England, from Pershore in Worcestershire to Middleton Cheney in Northamptonshire. The route was created by the 41 Club as a community project, with something to offer every walker or rambler across Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire. This is one of 44 circular walks, each of which incorporates a section of the Millennium Way and is published in partnership with 41 Club.

Hunningham is located about 3 miles north east of Royal Leamington Spa in Warwickshire. The walk starts and finishes outside The Red Lion pub in Hunningham and nearby roadside parking is available in the village. Approximate post code CV33 9DY.

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Walk Sections

Start to Farm Track
Start to Farm Track

Start point: 52.3136 lat, -1.4537 long
End point: 52.3161 lat, -1.4764 long

We start our walk from The Red Lion, near Hunningham. Turn right out of the pub car park to cross the bridge over the River Leam. Hunningham Bridge over the Leam is of medieval origin and Grade II listed. It was rebuilt in 1651 at a cost of £20.

Pass a small road on the left and, immediately after the Severn Trent booster station, take the kissing gate on the left (marked with the distinctive Millennium Way waymarker). Go slightly left across the field to take a kissing gate by a telegraph pole into a second field. Cross this narrow field (with buildings to the left) to take a kissing gate and go ahead across the centre of the third field to take the next kissing gate. Go slightly left across the field to find a kissing gate by a wooden bridge in the far hedge.

Cross the bridge and go ahead (with a hedge on your right) to find a gate within a larger gate, to the left of an isolated building. Take the gate and continue ahead (ignoring a footpath right) with a hedge on your right. Go through the corner kissing gate and cross a small concrete bridge. Follow the path directly ahead, gently uphill to reach a waymark at a farm track. (As you cross the field you have a lovely view of St. Michael's Church at Weston under Weatherley.)

Farm Track to St Mary's Church
Farm Track to St Mary's Church

Start point: 52.3161 lat, -1.4764 long
End point: 52.3119 lat, -1.4966 long

When you reach the waymark post, turn right along the farm track and go downhill for some 75 metres, turning left at the hedge corner. Go ahead (with the hedge on your right) for 75 metres to find a hedge gap which gives access to a metal and concrete bridge. Cross the bridge and continue ahead with the hedge on your left and follow the path to the corner of the field at South Cubbington Wood which lies ahead.

After 25 paces turn left to enter the wood via a hidden waymark. Follow the main path through the wood as it swings right and continue to the far side to exit the wood. Turn left and go with a hedge on your left in the direction of Cubbington village. On reaching the corner of the field, cross a tubular bridge and turn left to follow a path around the field and up towards some houses.

At the houses, turn left along an alleyway for 150 metres to reach St Mary's Church in Cubbington. St Mary’s dates from the early 1100s and it was a chapel for the nearby priory of Leek Wooton. Jane Austin’s brother, James, lived in Cubbington most of his life, and was vicar of St Mary’s from 1792-1820.

St Mary's Church to River Leam
St Mary's Church to River Leam

Start point: 52.3119 lat, -1.4966 long
End point: 52.3061 lat, -1.4721 long

Go past the church and the Kings Head to the road junction. Here we leave the Millennium Way to turn left down New Street. Continue along New Street to where the main road veers sharply right and, at this point, continue directly ahead up Mill Lane following the public footpath sign. After 100 metres take the footpath left along a track to continue along between hedges.

Follow the track gently uphill, at which point it becomes more of a footpath. Keep ahead with a hedge on your left, ignoring any gaps. The edge of South Cubbington Wood soon comes into view. Continue around the edge of the field, keeping the wood on your left. Once past the wood ignore a bridge and footpath left. Instead continue ahead (keeping the hedge on your left) into the next field and heading gently downhill to the field corner. Take the gap into the next field, continuing downhill (still with a hedge on your left) to cross a small wooden footbridge in the field corner.

Continue ahead and, on reaching the waymarker at the hedge, go right (keeping a hedge on your left). Go through a gap to go downhill (now with a hedge on your right) into an area of woodland. Keep ahead through the woodland, emerging to cross a footbridge over the River Leam.

River Leam to End
River Leam to End

Start point: 52.3061 lat, -1.4721 long
End point: 52.314 lat, -1.4539 long

Go diagonally left across the field to meet the fence and then continue along with the fence on your right and the river on your far left. At the end of the fence in the field corner, take the gate right (just before you meet the river swinging in from the left). Go along around the edge of the field (with a hedge on your left), shortly to meet a path joining from the right. Ignore this path and continue along with the hedge on your left and go through a kissing gate then gently downhill (now keeping a hedge on your right) to a large gap in the corner.

Go through the gap over a small stream, keeping the river to your left, and continue across the next field (with a hedge on your right) to take a metal kissing gate in the right-hand corner into the next field. Take the kissing gate and turn immediately right. After approximately 50 metres, take a further kissing gate right and then continue up the field keeping a wire fence on your left. On reaching the lane turn sharp left and stay on the lane to walk between cottages. (You have again joined The Millennium Way at this point).

At the bottom of the lane, bear left past a thatched cottage and take the footpath right, next to the entrance to the churchyard. Follow the Millennium Way waymarker, keeping the church on your left. Once past the church bear slightly left to reach the kissing gate in the corner of the field. Once through the kissing gate, continue along following the river bank, ignoring the stile 50 metres on your right. Continue ahead with the river on your left, to cross the field which brings you back to your starting point at The Red Lion just across the road.

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6 comments for "Millennium Way: Hunningham and Cubbington"

A very pleasant and easy to follow walk through farmland, field and woodland. Minimal roadwalk. Quite muddy in places but free roaming cattle and livestock in some fields so this is to be expected. A really pleasant walk which begins and ends at The Red Lion pub. So no excuse not for some refreshment (or a pint) upon completion! A walk I'd happily do again on a less rainy day. x

By Hannah2017 on 30 Sep 2017

Very nice walk with very good directions Did have dog some fields needed to be careful with livestock but no issues

By EddieC on 23 Jul 2017

A lovely walk in the Warwickshire countryside, easy to follow with some great views including the river Leam. It was nice and dry when I walked it but by the look of the dried up mud some parts especially through the woods I would think that it can be very muddy in wetter conditions.

By bqw50y on 10 May 2017

Our first walk using the app. Great walk with excellent directions. Nice pint at Red Lion at the end.

By merricks on 29 Apr 2017

Very pleasant walk, well marked and easy to follow. Chocolate box finish to the walk as you return to Hunningham and a very welcome glass of cider at the Red Lion on a warm day at the end.

By Jan on 23 Apr 2017

Very pleasant, some livestock and nice river views (not the Lake District of course), circular walk with nice pubs "half way"

By mikoberts on 27 Mar 2017

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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