Explore the beautiful gardens of the Tudor Coughton Court, before a lovely waterside stroll along the River Arden on this walking route in Warwickshire. The grounds include the walled garden, lake, knot garden, vegetable garden, orchard and bog garden. You can then continue through the meadow and the pretty bluebell wood before joining the Arden Way towards Spernall. You then return to the house with a waterside stretch along the River Arden.
The Tudor house has been home to the Throckmorton family for 600 years. It has a place in English history for its role in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 as some of the conspirators rode directly back there after it failed.
Coughton Court is located near Redditch and Stratford Upon Avon.
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Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The Inkberrow Walk visits the site from the nearby village. It's a worthy place to visit with a picturesque village green, a historic church and a fine local pub. The settlement is also notable as the model for Ambridge, the setting of BBC Radio 4's long-running series The Archers.
In Redditch there's Arrow Valley Country Park to explore. The attractive park includes a popular lakeside trail with a visitor centre and cafe as well.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Warwickshire Walks page.