This lovely circular walk takes you around the Saxon Mill fields near Warwick and Leamington Spa.
The walk starts at the Saxon Mill pub, a converted old mill with a working water mill. The pub sits on the western side of the River Avon where you can cross to the other side on the footbridge over the rushing weir. You then head east across the fields where footpaths lead along the river towards Milverton. On the way you'll pass the interesting Guy's Cliffe House. The photogenic ruined house dates from 1751 and is a Grade II Listed Building.
At the outskirts of Milverton you turn around and follow other paths up toward Old Milverton before returning to the pub. Here you can enjoy refreshments outside on the splendid riverside terrace.
To continue your walking in the area, head south into Warwick to pick up the Warwickshire Centenary Way and the Grand Union Canal Walk.
Saxon Mill Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Saxon Mill Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Saxon Mill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Saxon Mill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To the north there's the nearby village of Leek Wootton where you can explore The Warwickshire Golf and Country Club and see the 19th century Woodcote Estate, site of the headquarters of Warwickshire Police. Near here there's also the historic Stoneleigh Abbey to explore. The 16th century abbey estate includes some beautiful landscaped parkland, lovely gardens and river views.
To the west you'll find one of the historic highlights of the area at the National Trust's Baddesley Clinton. There's a splendid moated manor house, bluebells in the adjacent Hay Wood and an expansive estate to see here.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Warwickshire Walks page.