GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Coombe Abbey Country Park

4 miles (6 km)

Explore500 acres of beautiful gardens, sculptures, woodland and lakes in this country park near Coventry. The park has a number of walking trails taking you through the Wildflower Meadow, the Formal Victorian Gardens and Arboretum, the Capability Brown landscaped deer park and peaceful woodland. There is also a lovely lakeside path with splendid views of Coombe Abbey. The park has very good facilities with a Visitor Centre and Discovery Centre with interactive exhibits.
To extend your walking in the area you could visit the nearby Brandon Marsh. This lovely nature reserve has nice footpaths taking you around a series of lakes and lagoons.
The Centenary Way long distance trail also runs along the eastern edge of the park. You can pick this up to further explore the countryside surrounding the park.

Postcode

CV3 2AB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Coombe Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Coombe Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

There's a good on site cafe where you can enjoy some refreshments after your walk.

Dog Walking

The parkland and woodland trails are a great place to bring your dog for a walk with on lead and off lead areas. There are water bowls provided at the visitor centre. The cafe mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Warwickshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Coombe Abbey (geograph 2410448)

Coombe Abbey and gardens

Lake, Coombe Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 190502

Lake, Coombe Abbey. Topiary in the formal gardens of Coombe Abbey and brandy bottle lilies in the lake. The sculpture 'Fisherman and Nymph' is by Percy Bentham. The plaster original was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1922. It was cast in bronze and presented to the city by the Coventry Boy Foundation and installed in 1968.

Coombe Abbey Country Park Heronry - geograph.org.uk - 34699

Heronry. This area of Coombe Pool within the park is protected as an Heronry complete with a hide for visitors to watch at a discreet distance.

Coombe Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 36038

The abbey seen from the footbridge across the lake. The former Abbey has seen many uses. At one time it was a hostel for apprentices from Coventry industries, and it was also a venue for Medieval Banquets for many years. Today it is an "Hotel like no other" with large rooms furnished in some cases with four poster beds and reputedly ghostly visitations!

By the Wrautum, Coombe Park - geograph.org.uk - 378262

By the Wrautum. Coombe Park Gorse, just in bloom, and silver birch by the footpath the Park. The pines border the Wrautum, an open area of grassland.

Tree lined drive, Coombe Park - geograph.org.uk - 920016

Tree lined drive, Coombe Park. The avenues of trees flanking the main entrance into Coombe Abbey and park. The Abbey and the 150 acre park was purchased by Coventry City Council in 1964, opened to the public in 1966 and established as a country park in 1968. The Abbey buildings, representing a mixture of periods from the 12th century to the 19th, were taken over by a hotel chain in 1992 and restored, opening in 1994. The park remains open to the public.

Bird of prey, Coombe Park - geograph.org.uk - 378216

Bird of prey sculpture. Carved from the trunk of a sycamore tree in the woodland area of the park. There is also a badger peeking out from the lower part, looking extremely worried as it's dwarfed by the bird.

Table-ready duck - geograph.org.uk - 378186

A mallard hogging the bird table at Coombe Pool whilst a disgruntled chaffinch looks on (at the same time as cleverly merging into the undergrowth)

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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