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Millennium Way: Meer End and Kenilworth

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Millennium Way: Meer End and Kenilworth
Author: Millennium Way, Published: 14 Sep 2017 Walk Rating:star1 Millennium Way: Meer End and Kenilworth Walking Guide star1 Millennium Way: Meer End and Kenilworth Walking Guide star1 Millennium Way: Meer End and Kenilworth Walking Guide star1 Millennium Way: Meer End and Kenilworth Walking Guide star1 Millennium Way: Meer End and Kenilworth Walking Guide
West Midlands, Kenilworth
Walk Type: Footpaths and byways
Millennium Way: Meer End and Kenilworth
Length: 10 miles,  Difficulty: boot Millennium Way: Meer End and Kenilworth Walking Guide boot Millennium Way: Meer End and Kenilworth Walking Guide
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A 9.5 mile circular pub walk from the village of Meer End in the West Midlands. The route leads you through mainly flat countryside, incorporating an interesting church, pleasant woodland and the delightful Kenilworth Castle. The walk incorporates a section of the Millennium Way where you will be guided by the distinctive black Millennium Way waymarkers.

The terrain is relatively flat and the route follows a mixture of field and woodland paths. There are a couple of sections on quiet lanes, plus a stretch on the grass verge of an A-road. You will need to negotiate several kissing gates and footbridges plus 4 stiles. The stiles are fairly easy, with gaps suitable for dogs, and can be bypassed by gaps to the side if needed. You will be sharing several of the fields with livestock. Allow 4.5 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.

Meer End is located about half way between Balsall Common and Kenilworth and is accessed via the A452 and then the A4177 Meer End Lane. The walk starts and finishes at the Tipperary Inn. There is a pub car park if you are having refreshments, otherwise please use roadside parking on Table Oak Lane. Approximate post code CV8 1PW.

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Walk Sections

Start to Woodland Path
Start to Woodland Path

Start point: 52.3667 lat, -1.6419 long
End point: 52.3598 lat, -1.6466 long

Leave the Tipperary Inn car park to the main road (A4177) and turn right in the direction of Warwick for about 100 yards, to take the public footpath left through a metal gate. Keep ahead between a fence and hedge to take a kissing gate right to the field. Go left with the hedge to pass houses on your left, then go across a drive following the yellow waymarker through the next metal gate by a pond on your right. Cross over the next drive to take the two gates through a paddock area, across a track, keeping a bungalow on your left to take the next gate. Continue between a hedge and wooden fence, take the gates across a driveway into a small paddock. Take the wooden waymarked kissing gate directly ahead, past a cottage on your left and following the yellow waymarker.

Go through a metal kissing gate, staying between a hedge and wire fence to the next drive by a corner barn. Go left then right across a stream through a large wooden gate, continuing ahead on a well-defined path. Take another metal kissing gate, go past Blenheim Barn on your left and take a kissing gate right, continuing along a partly boarded footpath. Go through two further metal gates then go left on a bridleway along a lovely woodland path.

Woodland Path to Hill Farm Track
Woodland Path to Hill Farm Track

Start point: 52.3598 lat, -1.6466 long
End point: 52.334 lat, -1.641 long

Keep ahead on the well-defined path through the wood (often muddy), eventually emerging by a waypost into a large field. Continue right with trees on your right, along a wood-side path. Go through the gap ahead at the field corner and turn left to stay on the bridleway, keeping the hedge on your left. Stay ahead, passing to the right of green silos and a metal barn, to join a farm access track. Walk right along the track, under power lines, towards the wood then, after 100yds, turn right (by a waymarker at the corner of the wood) down a wide track, keeping the wood on your left to reach a crossroads of paths (where you will find a waymarker post).

Turn right and continue with a hedge and ditch on your right to the field corner. Cross a stream by a wooden footbridge and go ahead with trees on your left. The path bends right then left and continues gently uphill. Stay uphill with trees on your left and, at the end of the path, take a gap by a waymarked wooden post and follow the waymarker left to take the next metal gate to a field. Cross the centre of the field and exit by a gate to a lane.

Turn left on the lane, passing the entrances to St. John the Baptist Church and Honiley Hall. The church is worth a visit. It was built in 1723 by Francis Smith - reputedly from a sketch drawn on a tablecloth by Sir Christopher Wren who was dining with Francis Smith at nearby Honiley Hall. The stained glass windows are a particular delight. Continue down the lane to the T-junction and turn left, to eventually reach a crossroads where we leave Honiley Road and turn left. Follow the lane round where it veers right and, 60 yards past Hill Farm, take the waymarked track on your left.

Hill Farm Track to Chase Lane
Hill Farm Track to Chase Lane

Start point: 52.334 lat, -1.641 long
End point: 52.3549 lat, -1.6096 long

Go through a metal kissing gate ahead (the gate itself missing) into a field, and continue straight across two fields following the yellow waymarkers. Go through a metal kissing gate next to the large oak tree and continue straight ahead over the next field. Go through next gap (gate missing) and stay ahead over the next field. Go through the next gate, following the yellow waymark diagonally right across the field. Proceed through the field corner gap, keeping a hedge and trees on your right. Pass a small pond on your right then go through a gap (ignoring a footpath immediately right), but go very slightly right (about 1 o’clock) across the next field, following a line of trees on your left, towards the centre pylon directly ahead.

Continue through a mid-hedge gap (gate missing) over a ditch then go across the centre of the next field to pass under power lines. Go through the gap/stile ahead and stay on the same heading through a metal gate, then across the centre of the next field to take a footbridge and metal kissing gate into the next field. Go diagonally left across the field to exit by a metal gate. Go slightly right to the field corner to take a corner metal gate. Stay with the hedge on your right to walk under power lines (you will shortly have a grand view of Kenilworth Castle) and continue ahead on a well waymarked footpath, through a metal kissing gate and wooden kissing gate in the direction of the castle. Stay to the right of the castle and eventually you will exit through a wooden kissing gate to a lane by a car park.

Turn left here, past the entrance to the castle, down a car park access lane to the main road. Turn left on the main road, keeping the castle on your left, to reach the Queen and Castle pub. Facing the pub, go left up the main road (Castle Road) to the bend. You are now on the Millennium Way. Take the lane left (Purlieu Lane). Here you will see the distinctive black Millennium Way waymarker on the waypost. Continue down the lane, go under power lines and, after 20 paces, take a kissing gate right (signposted Chase Lane 3/4 mile.)

Go diagonally left up the field to a gap. Go through the gap and take a well-defined left-hand footpath, keeping ahead to take a mid-hedge kissing gate then go across the field to find a copse at the field corner. Enter the copse and exit by a kissing gate into a field. Go with the hedge on your right to find a kissing gate on your right. Take this gate and go diagonally left across the field towards houses, keeping the farm buildings on your far left to reach and take a kissing gate to the road, Chase Lane.

Chase Lane to End
Chase Lane to End

Start point: 52.3549 lat, -1.6096 long
End point: 52.367 lat, -1.6419 long

Go right on the road for 10 paces, taking a kissing gate left into a field (signposted Meer End). Continue with the hedge on your left to the field corner. Cross a ditch bridge left and go through a small copse then go ahead with a hedge on your left. Go through the next copse, then down the field to find a mid-field gap with a ditch. Cross the ditch and go directly across the field to a hedge, where you will find a waymarker post. At the hedge, go left around the field edge (with the hedge on your right) to exit by a wide field corner gap by another waypost.

Continue round the edge of the next field, keeping the hedge on your right. Go through a gap ahead and turn immediately left, keeping a hedge on your left to pass under power cables ahead. Approx 100 yds after passing under the power cables, watch out for a waymarker post and bear right across the field (in the direction of the house) to the field corner. Continue with the hedge on your left past houses and follow a waymarker sign left, passing by the side of a copse adjacent to the houses to reach a driveway.

At the driveway, turn right walking away from Rudfyn Manor and continue along for approx 100 yds to reach a track entering from the right. At this point turn immediately left to cross the field, passing 10 yards to the left of a large solitary oak tree. Stay ahead across the centre of the field, aiming for a yellow-topped waypost by the field corner edge where you again find a distinctive black Millennium Way waymarker. Follow the waymarker very slightly right then, after 10 paces, take the gap left and turn immediately right to stay up the field with the hedge on your right. Follow around the field edge up the field to the far mid-hedge stile.

Take the stile and go over a ditch bridge. Bear left to a waypost, following the waymarker across the centre of the next field to find a waymarker and kissing gates. Take both kissing gates and go ahead with a hedge on your right to find a mid-field kissing gate/footbridge on your right. Ignore this kissing gate, because at this point we leave The Millennium Way. Instead, stay ahead (keeping the hedge on your right) to take a wide corner gap to reach a large locked gate (Oakwood Security). Turn right here by the side of the gate, down a gravel path past a large green metal barn on your left, emerging onto a track. Stay ahead, following the yellow waymarker and keeping a hedge on your left, to reach the field corner. Go right for 20 paces then go left through a wide gap, then head across the field to find and take a stile to the main road. Go left on the busy main road to walk along the verge, passing St. Michael Stud, eventually returning to your starting point at The Tipperary Inn.

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1 comments for "Millennium Way: Meer End and Kenilworth"

Excellent walk. easy on the legs and beautiful cross country scenery.

By deguara1 on 05 May 2018

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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