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Cawston Greenway and Woods

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Cawston Greenway and Woods
Author: TomSawyer2112, Published: 28 Oct 2017 Walk Rating:star1 Cawston Greenway and Woods Walking Guide star1 Cawston Greenway and Woods Walking Guide star1 Cawston Greenway and Woods Walking Guide star1 Cawston Greenway and Woods Walking Guide star0 Cawston Greenway and Woods Walking Guide
Warwickshire, Cawston
Walk Type: Footpaths and byways
Cawston Greenway and Woods
Length: 4 miles,  Difficulty: boot Cawston Greenway and Woods Walking Guide boot Cawston Greenway and Woods Walking Guide
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A 4 mile circular walk from the village of Cawston on the outskirts of Rugby, Warwickshire. This is a tranquil walk along bridleways and footpaths through a nature reserve, arable fields and some woodland and country lanes. The route is generally flat and easy going, with one very short steep section down the steps of an old railway embankment. There are no stiles or livestock on route. There is a 300-metre stretch of road walking along a lane. Allow 2 hours.

The village of Cawston is located just to the south west of Rugby, on the A4071 and just one mile from the M45. Park in the free car park on Cawston Grange on Gerard Road, next to the Co-op store. Approximate post code CV22 7GU.

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Walk Sections

Start to Cawston Greenway
Start to Cawston Greenway

Start point: 52.3604 lat, -1.3043 long
End point: 52.3642 lat, -1.3108 long

Leave the car park, turn right along Gerard Road for about 50m and then turn right along the tarmac footpath heading towards Cawston Grange School. After 100 metres, turn left at a junction in the path across an open green area with a children's play area on your right. Keep straight on along this path until it meets Cawston Grange Drive (near a small roundabout at the junction with Whitefriars Drive). Cross Cawston Grange Drive and take the gravel path across the open green area. After 25 metres, as the path bends left, keep straight on across the grass to pass a small wooded copse on your left. Keep straight on across the grass and find an opening onto Cawston Greenway Nature reserve in the hedgerow ahead.

Cawston Greenway to Embankment Descent
Cawston Greenway to Embankment Descent

Start point: 52.3642 lat, -1.3108 long
End point: 52.3515 lat, -1.3202 long

Turn left (south west) along the Greenway, now a nature reserve but once the route of the Rugby to Leamington Spa branch railway line. Follow the Greenway for 1.5km to the bridge over the Coventry Road. Approximately 100 metres after the bridge, find a gap in the hedgerow on the left to a path with steps down the embankment. Leave the Greenway here and descend the embankment steps carefully.

Embankment Descent to Cawston Woods
Embankment Descent to Cawston Woods

Start point: 52.3515 lat, -1.3202 long
End point: 52.3501 lat, -1.3099 long

At the bottom of the embankment, turn left and follow the path through the hedgerow into the field. Follow the track at the edge of the field, with a ditch on your left, for approximately 150 metres to a footpath waymarker. At the waymarker, turn left into the next field and then at a fork in the path, take the left fork around the edge of the arable field with a large pond through the trees on your right. At the end of the path along the edge of the field, turn right along a farm track towards Cawston Woods.

Cawston Woods to Lime Tree Village
Cawston Woods to Lime Tree Village

Start point: 52.3501 lat, -1.3099 long
End point: 52.3524 lat, -1.3058 long

Almost immediately after entering Cawston Woods, turn left along another farm track and then, after approximately 30 metres, turn left again off the track and onto a path through the woods. Follow the woodland path generally straight ahead, initially staying within view of the field visible through the trees to your left. Leave Cawston Woods when the path reaches Cawston Lane, opposite Lime Tree Village.

Lime Tree Village to Lime Tree Avenue
Lime Tree Village to Lime Tree Avenue

Start point: 52.3524 lat, -1.3058 long
End point: 52.3547 lat, -1.2999 long

Turn right along Cawston Lane and proceed for about 350 metres until you find a farm track off to the left. Turn left along this farm track and then follow the footpath straight ahead until it reaches Lime Tree Avenue.

Lime Tree Avenue to Cawston Grange
Lime Tree Avenue to Cawston Grange

Start point: 52.3547 lat, -1.2999 long
End point: 52.3585 lat, -1.2968 long

Proceed along Lime Tree Avenue until shortly before it reaches Alwyn Road. Turn left at the path across the small green area at the junction of Lime Tree Avenue and Alwyn Road, to join the Main Street through Bilton Village. Turn left along Main Street, away from Bilton Village centre, and then cross the road carefully. After 100 metres along Main Street, take the tarmac path to the right onto Cawston Grange Estate.

Cawston Grange to End
Cawston Grange to End

Start point: 52.3585 lat, -1.2968 long
End point: 52.3604 lat, -1.3043 long

On entering the Cawston Grange Estate, take the tarmac path to the right around the edge of an open green area and with Bilton Grange High School playing fields on your right. At a fork in the path, take the left fork and then head straight ahead across the road and on towards the Co-op and the starting point car park which will be visible ahead.

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3 comments for "Cawston Greenway and Woods"

Hi, lovely walk and great photos. It is not the old Great Central Line, though. It is the Rugby to Leamington Spa branch line.

ADMIN RESPONSE: Many thanks for letting us know, we have corrected the guide.

By PaulHH on 16 Jan 2018

Lovely walk with lots of new houses going up. Be aware that especially at the beginning of the walk there are lots of dog walkers. We were attacked by 2 different large dogs which spoilt it a bit.

By jilltomordy on 23 Dec 2017

the steep descent of the disused railway embankment described in this walk has been made somewhat easier by the construction of some steps in November 2017.

ADMIN RESPONSE: Many thanks for letting us know. We have updated the guide.

By TomSawyer2112 on 24 Nov 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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free car park
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once the route of the Rugby to Leamington Spa railway branch line, now considerably more tranquil.
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on route between Cawston Greenway and Cawston Woods
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Lime Tree retirement village
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Lime Tree Avenue, Bilton

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