GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Avon Dassett Walk

6 miles (9.7 km)

This pretty little Warwickshire village is located in a lovely spot on the edge of the Cotswolds. The major settlements of Banbury and Warwick are also close by.
This circular walk from the village visits two of the highlights of the area at Burton Dassett Hills Country Park and the National Trust's Farnborough Hall.
The walk starts in the village where you can pick up the Warwickshire Centenary Way and follow the waymarked footpath north to Bitham Hill and Burton Dassett Hills. There's fantastic views over the surrounding area from this elevated park.
After exploring the park you can pick up a country lane and follow it south east to visit the neighbouring village of Farnborough where you'll find the historic Farnborough Hall. The Grade I listed hall dates from the 18th century and is surrounded by attractive parkland and gardens. From here you can pick up a country lane heading west past the pretty Stourland Pool to return to the village.

Postcode

CV47 2AS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Avon Dassett OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Avon Dassett Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Avon Dassett

  • Farnborough Hall - This National Trust owned site is located in the village of Farnboroughin rural Warwickshire.
  • Banbury - Explore the area surrounding the Oxfordshire town of Banbury on this long circular walk
  • Warwick - A circular walk around the town of Warwick, visiting the castle, the River Avon and the Grand Union Canal.
  • Burton Dassett Hills Country Park - This super country park is comprised of a group of ironstone hills which rise to 203m (667 ft)
  • Warwickshire Centenary Way - Starting at Kingsbury Water Park (video below) in the north of the county this lovely walk takes you through the River Tame Valley, Atherstone Ridge, Nuneaton, Coombe Abbey Park at Coventry (video below), Kenilworth, Warwick, Leamington Spa, Burton Dassett Hills, Edge Hill, Shipston on Stour and Ilmington Downs before finishing at Upper Quinton.
  • Oxford Canal Walk - Follow the Oxford Canal from Oxford to Coventry on this splendid waterside walk
  • Clattercote Reservoir - This small reservoir is located just south of Claydon in Oxfordshire.
  • Boddington Reservoir - Enjoy a peaceful walk around this pretty reservoir near Banbury
  • Broughton Castle - Enjoy a short stroll around Broughton Castle and Broughton park on this interesting walk in Oxfordshire
  • Wroxton Abbey - This walk explores the Oxfordshire village of Wroxton and the splendid grounds of a fine Jacobeanmansion
  • Bodicote Circular Walk - This short circular walk explores the countryside around the Oxfordshire village of Bodicote near Banbury
  • Kings Sutton - This attractive West Northamptonshire village is a lovely place to start a walk
  • Adderbury Circular Walk - This three mile circular walk explores the countryside around the Oxfordshire villages of Adderbury and Bodicote
  • Adderbury Lakes - Enjoy a short walk around this pretty nature reserve in the Oxfordshire village of Adderbury
  • Southam - The Warwickshire market town of Southam is located in theStratford-on-Avon district of the county
  • Harbury - This pretty village is located close to Southam and Leamington Spa in the county of Warwickshire
  • Edge Hill - This walk visits Edge Hill from the village of Ratley in Warwickshire

Pubs/Cafes

Back in the village head to the Yew Tree for some well earned refreshment. They do a fine Sunday roast and have a lovely garden area for warmer days. You can find them on Main Street at postcode CV47 2AS for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The country trails make for a fine dog walk and the Yew Tree mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the south west there are some nice woodland trails on Edge Hill. Here you'll find some fine views and the site of the Battle of Edgehill, the first battle of the English Civil War fought in 1642. The area includes an excellent, elevated pub where you can enjoy views over the battlefield.
Just to the east you could enjoy some waterside walking along the Oxford Canal Walk or around the pretty Clattercote Reservoir.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Warwickshire Walks and the Cotswolds Walks pages.

Photos

The Avon in Avon Dassett - geograph.org.uk - 1991112

The Avon in the village

Avon Dassett - geograph.org.uk - 1992671

Avon Dassett street view

Burton Dassett Toposcope View - geograph.org.uk - 1832357

Burton Dassett Toposcope View

Burton Dassett Hills Country Park - the Beacon - geograph.org.uk - 1953176

Burton Dassett Hills Country Park

Church of St. John the Baptist, Avon Dassett - geograph.org.uk - 117215

Church of St. John the Baptist, Avon Dassett. The Church is built on the side of a steep hill, surrounded by trees, with the road passing closely by.

Gate to Farnborough Hall - geograph.org.uk - 1994497

Gate to Farnborough Hall

Sourland Pool - geograph.org.uk - 1994487

Sourland Pool, Farnborough

Farmland, Avon Dassett - geograph.org.uk - 663464

Farmland, Avon Dassett. On the opposite hillside you can make out the obelisk in Farnborough Park.

GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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