GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hampton in Arden Walks

4 miles (7 km)

This West Midlands based village includes a train station, a good 17th century village pub and a pleasant local nature reserve for easy walks.
This circular walk from the village takes you to the Marsh Lane Nature Reserve and Ryton Lake. You can start the walk at the train station and head east to Patrick Farm. Here you turn south to visit the reserve and the pretty lake where you can see various water loving birds on the water. The site also includes feeding stations which attract a variety of species including Nuthatch and Great Spotted Woodpecker. Birds of prey such as osprey and buzzards have also been sighted at the reserve.
In the area there are nice views of the River Blythe which runs along the western side of the reserve.
Head west from the reserve and you can visit the pretty Ryton Lake before heading north to return to the village.

Hampton in Arden OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hampton in Arden Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Hampton in Arden

  • Berkswell - This village near Coventry has a number of good waymarked footpaths to try
  • Balsall Common - This village near Coventry is surrounded by some lovely countryside with a major long distance trail running right through it.
  • Coventry - This long circular walk uses a mixture of waymarked footpaths and minor roads to take you to some of the highlights of the city
  • Coventry Canal - Enjoy waterside cycling and walking along the 38 mile long Coventry Canal towpath
  • Brandon Woods - These woods near Coventry have a network of good footpaths to follow around the 178 acre site
  • Kenilworth - A short circular walk around the Warwickshire town of Kenilworth, visiting St Mary's Abbey, Abbey Fields and Kenilworth Castle
  • Coventry Way - This walk circles the countryside around Coventry taking you through some fine Warwickshire countryside and a series of interesting villages.
    The walk starts at Meriden and heads towards Kenilworth with its impressive castle - described by architectural historian Anthony Emery as the 'finest surviving example of a semi-royal palace of the later middle ages, significant for its scale, form and quality of workmanship'
  • Brandon Marsh - This lovely nature reserve near Coventry has some nice footpaths taking you around a series of lakes and lagoons
  • Ryton Pools Country Park - Enjoy a cycle or walk around this lovely park in Ryton, Warwickshire
  • Kenilworth - A short circular walk around the Warwickshire town of Kenilworth, visiting St Mary's Abbey, Abbey Fields and Kenilworth Castle
  • Hearsall Common - This area of common land is located just to the west of Coventry city centre and is a nice place for a peaceful afternoon stroll
  • Heart of England Way - Follow the Heart of England Way through the Midlands of England
  • Coventry Way - This walk circles the countryside around Coventry taking you through some fine Warwickshire countryside and a series of interesting villages.
    The walk starts at Meriden and heads towards Kenilworth with its impressive castle - described by architectural historian Anthony Emery as the 'finest surviving example of a semi-royal palace of the later middle ages, significant for its scale, form and quality of workmanship'
  • Warwickshire Millennium Way - Follow the Millennium Way through the Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Northamptonshire countryside from Pershore to Middleton Cheney
  • Solihull - This large town is located in the West Midlands, near Birmingham

Pubs/Cafes

Head to the White Lion for some refreshments after your walk. The friendly pub dates back hundreds of years and includes a lovely garden area to relax in on summer days. They serve good home cooked food and have a fine selection of drinks. You can find them on the High Street at postcodeB92 0AA for your sat navs. The pub is also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

You can continue your walking in the area by visiting the neighbouring villages of Berkswell and Balsall Common to visit. The former is particularly noteworthy with its Norman church, Grade II listed 16th century inn and the Berkswell Windmill which dates back to 1826. The epic Heart of England Way can also be picked up in this area.
For more walking ideas in the area see the West Midlands Walks page.

Photos

Pool in Marsh Lane Nature Reserve - geograph.org.uk - 2002068

Pool in Marsh Lane Nature Reserve

River Blythe to East of lake at Ryton End - geograph.org.uk - 2002057

River Blythe to East of lake at Ryton End

Windmill Farm and Windmill - geograph.org.uk - 2502255

Windmill Farm and Windmill

Lake at Ryton End - geograph.org.uk - 46596

Lake at Ryton End

Farmland south of Hampton in Arden - geograph.org.uk - 2502262

Farmland south of Hampton in Arden

Path leading back to Hampton in Arden from Marsh Lane - geograph.org.uk - 2002082

Path leading back to Hampton in Arden from Marsh Lane

Hampton in Arden - war memorial on High Street - geograph.org.uk - 2692709

High street in the village

Hampton in Arden - post office and White Lion pub - geograph.org.uk - 2692706

Village view - post office and White Lion pub

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