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Millennium Way: Studley and Morton Bagot

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Millennium Way: Studley and Morton Bagot
Author: Millennium Way, Published: 13 Sep 2017 Walk Rating:star1 Millennium Way: Studley and Morton Bagot Walking Guide star1 Millennium Way: Studley and Morton Bagot Walking Guide star1 Millennium Way: Studley and Morton Bagot Walking Guide star1 Millennium Way: Studley and Morton Bagot Walking Guide star0 Millennium Way: Studley and Morton Bagot Walking Guide
Warwickshire, Redditch
Walk Type: Footpaths and byways
Millennium Way: Studley and Morton Bagot
Length: 8 miles,  Difficulty: boot Millennium Way: Studley and Morton Bagot Walking Guide boot Millennium Way: Studley and Morton Bagot Walking Guide boot Millennium Way: Studley and Morton Bagot Walking Guide
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An 8 mile figure-of-eight walk from the village of Studley in Warwickshire. The countryside is glorious and the walk takes you through open countryside, along riverside and through woodland with a short section along quiet country lanes. The walk incorporates a section of the Millennium Way where you will be guided by the distinctive black Millennium Way waymarkers.

The route includes a few steady gradients and follows a mixture of field, riverside and woodland paths which can be muddy. There are a couple of sections along quiet lanes. You will need to negotiate several kissing gates and footbridges plus one stile (which should be suitable for dogs). You will be sharing several of the fields with livestock. Allow 4 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.

Studley is situated on the western edge of Warwickshire, near the border with Worcestershire. It is 4 miles south east of Redditch and 13 miles north west of Stratford upon Avon. The walk starts and finishes at the car park off Bell Lane (opposite Bell Mead). Approximate post code B80 7AR.

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Start to Track
Start to Track

Start point: 52.2729 lat, -1.8937 long
End point: 52.2787 lat, -1.8664 long

Park in the car park off Bell Lane, the entrance is just opposite Bell Mead. Exit the car park, turning right to reach the T-junction. Go directly across the road to walk between the bollards and continue ahead along the road between houses. At the end of the road (cul-de-sac), go left to enter a narrow passageway between a wooden fence and hedge. Emerging from the passageway, take the wooden kissing gate on your right then go ahead, following the river on your left. Shortly, the river bends sharp left. Continue ahead towards the church and take the footbridge across the River Arrow. Go through a kissing gate to a lane. Go left for a few paces then turn right into the churchyard. The attractive Church of The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary was built in 1105.

Go right past the front door of the church and cross the churchyard diagonally to exit by a wooden gate to the lane. Ignore the footpath opposite, instead go left on the lane then take a metal gate 40 metres ahead, where you will note that you have joined the Arden Way. Continue along the wide grassy track between hedges. Shortly, the track narrows and continues gently uphill (at this point there is a well-marked major diversion around the Studley Castle Marketing Centre Site which is being redeveloped - please follow the appropriate signs to eventually emerge just before the greenhouses).

Go past the greenhouses and stay ahead on the track to pass Wig House on your right. Continue along and, immediately after passing under power lines, take the metal gate on your right into a field. Walk parallel to the power lines crossing diagonally over the field. Exit the field by a metal gate to a track then go right to continue along the track.

Track to Morton Bagot Manor
Track to Morton Bagot Manor

Start point: 52.2787 lat, -1.8664 long
End point: 52.2859 lat, -1.8419 long

After a short while, the track veers to the right by a waypost. Leave the track here and continue ahead on the Arden Way with a hedge on your left. Stay ahead to take a metal gate into the next field and go slightly right, walking beneath power lines to exit into the next field via a small metal gate at the corner of a wood. Continue gently uphill alongside the power lines, keeping the wood on your right. At the brow of the hill, continue on to take the next metal gate ahead. Stay forward, keeping close to a hedge on your right. Ignore two gaps right and, approx 30m before the field corner, take two metal gates on your right (hidden in the hedge) into another field.

Go diagonally right across the field, between a line of four large trees and finding a small metal gate to exit the field. Stay forward to take a kissing gate into the next field. Go left along the field edge, keeping the fence and hedge on your left, to eventually take a kissing gate at the top of the field. Go right after the gate, keeping the hedge on your right and heading up towards the building ahead.

Here you will pass an attractive fishing lake on your right. Take the corner kissing gate into Manor Farm and, almost immediately, take a further waymarked kissing gate to cross a paddock area diagonally and exit at the top corner (just in front of a modern style farmhouse). Stay ahead to take a kissing gate to the lane and stay forward, passing the house on your left. Turn right on the road to pass Morton Bagot Manor on your right.

Morton Bagot Manor to Netherstead Road
Morton Bagot Manor to Netherstead Road

Start point: 52.2859 lat, -1.8419 long
End point: 52.2732 lat, -1.8382 long

Stay on the lane, initially passing Orchard House, for about a third of a mile to reach a road junction. Turn right at the road junction and, when you reach the crossroads, continue over in the direction of Shelfield and Wootton Wawen, eventually to pass under power lines. As the lane gently rises, go past a waymarked footpath on your left and continue gently uphill, shortly to find a waymarked metal gate on your right.

At this point we join the Millennium Way and share this part of the route with both the Arden Way and the Heart of England Way. (From here you will be guided by the distinctive black Millennium Way waymarkers.) Once through the gate, go diagonally left through a small copse, then emerge into field and turn right. Go uphill along the field edge with the hedge on your right. The path gets gradually steeper but then soon flattens out.

At the top of the rise, take a gap right to go over a stile and then immediately turn left to continue with the fence on your left. Take the gate into Bannam's Wood. Follow the path as it winds ahead through the attractive wood. The path through the wood is marked in various places with wayposts, but the footpath is easy to follow. The woodland path gradually winds downhill, veering left on a rough track to reach a gate to the road.

Netherstead Road to Studley Castle View
Netherstead Road to Studley Castle View

Start point: 52.2732 lat, -1.8382 long
End point: 52.2669 lat, -1.8686 long

Here we leave the Arden Way and Heart of England Way and turn right up the road to continue on the Millennium Way. Where the wood ends, continue along the road to pass under power lines and keep a sharp look out for a waymarked gate hidden in the hedge on your left. Take the gate and continue along the field edge with a hedge on your right. At the field corner, take a metal gate then go diagonally left across the next field to exit via a wooden gate. Go right on a wide grassy way, parallel with power lines on your left, to the brow of a hill ahead. At the brow, go down the slope to the bottom to take a gap left adjacent to the start of a hedge.

Go ahead with a hedge on your right to exit the field via a corner gap, then continue with a hedge on your right to exit the next field via a corner gap. Go diagonally left to the field edge by a small transformer fixed to an electricity post, close to large metal barn. Proceed slightly left down a grassy track towards a pylon, past a house with skylights and the entrance to a private driveway (often with barking dogs which are securely contained within a garden) to find a large pylon with overhead cables. When you draw level with the large pylon, do NOT continue to the road, but go right between a wooden fence and hedge to find a metal gate. Take the gate and cross a driveway to take a further gate. Go ahead, eventually to pass under the power lines and pass a solitary waypost to reach the far corner. Go through a passage to find a metal gate.

Take the gate (here we leave the Millennium Way) and go diagonally right to pass between two large trees, then go through a narrow corner gap. Continue on with a wire fence and stream on your right. At the field corner, take a metal kissing gate and go right down a track. After a few yards, you will notice on your far right a building known as Studley Castle, but which in fact is a hotel and conference centre.

Studley Castle View to Castle Road
Studley Castle View to Castle Road

Start point: 52.2669 lat, -1.8686 long
End point: 52.2714 lat, -1.8814 long

Stay on the track which eventually swings right in front of a hedge to a large gap on your left. Take the gap and walk directly ahead over the centre of the field – the footpath here can be a little vague but is usually discernible as it rises very gently to a brow, where you pass a couple of trees and a small pond (heavily overgrown with reeds) on your right.

Continue past the pond and the path gently descends to a gap next to a partially hidden fence post (with no waymarker). Take the gap and continue along a narrow path with a hedge on your left and a wire fence on your right. Stay along the path to take a wooden gate into the graveyard and exit by another gate to the lane. This is Castle Road, with the church opposite which you should recognise from the outward leg.

Castle Road to End
Castle Road to End

Start point: 52.2714 lat, -1.8814 long
End point: 52.2733 lat, -1.8939 long

Go left on the lane, following it round right at the corner to continue past the church on your right. Stay on the lane to reach a road junction. Go left on Hardwick Lane and, a little way ahead where the lane turns sharp left, go straight on through a metal kissing gate and take the left-hand path going diagonally left across the field. (Here you are crossing the remains of an old priory and will notice the typical ridge and furrow topography.)

Take the metal kissing gate in the field corner and stay diagonally left across the next field, eventually meeting and continuing to follow the River Arrow on your left. Shortly we need to take the metal kissing gate left and the footbridge across the river now walking along a fenced path with the river on your right. The path soon swings sharp left and continues with a tall hedge on your left to reach a kissing gate. Take the gate to reach a surfaced track and go right to reach the main road in Studley opposite the Barley Mow pub, which is an option for refreshment. Turn left along main road which soon brings you back to your starting point in Bell Lane. The Bell Inn opposite is another choice for refreshment.

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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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