Avon Dassett Walk
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.
PostcodeCV47 2AS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Avon Dassett Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Walks near Avon Dassett
- Farnborough Hall - This National Trust owned site is located in the village of Farnborough in 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, Avon Dassett, 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 Jacobean mansion
- 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 the Stratford-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
- Tysoe Windmill - This circular walk visits the historic Tysoe Windmill in the Stratford-on-Avon District of Warwickshire.
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.
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.
Follow the Warwickshire Centenary Way south west and you will soon come to neighbouring Tysoe where you could enjoy a climb to the Tysoe Windmill. The photogenic old mill sits on top of a 184 metre hill with excellent views over the Cotswolds.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Warwickshire Walks and the Cotswolds Walks pages.