GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Walk around Wellesbourne

5 miles (8 km)

This large village in Warwickshire has some nice riverside trails and a significant National Trust property to visit. There's also a noteworthy ancient pub to investigate after your exercise. The inn has a fascinating history stretching back hundreds of years.
This walk from the village first heads south along the River Dene to visit the historic watermill before heading north to visit the splendid Charlecote Park. The Watermill dates back to the early part of the 19th century and sits in a picturesque riverside spot just a mile south of the settlement. The National Trust owned Charlecote includes a splendid deer park and pleasant woodland trails.
You could extend the walk at the start by continuing south east to Combrook where you could visit the lovely Compton Verney. Here you'll find Capability Brown landscaped grounds surrounding a fine Georgian Mansion.
For more detail about the history, architecture and the village's local airfield see the informative wikipedia page.

Postcode

CV35 9LX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Wellesbourne OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Wellesbourne Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Wellesbourne

  • Charlecote Park - Enjoy an easy walk around the beautiful Charlecote Park in Wellesbourne, Warwickshire
  • Oakley Wood - Enjoy a peaceful woodland walk through Oakley Wood, near Leamington Spa
  • Chesterton Windmill - This walk visits a 17th century windmill neary Harbury in Warwickshire
  • Harbury - This pretty village is located close to Southam and Leamington Spa in the county of Warwickshire
  • Snitterfield - This pretty Warwickshire village is directly on one of the UK's major waymarked footpaths
  • Welcombe Hills Country Park - Enjoy wonderful views over Stratford-Upon-Avon and the surrounding Warwickshire countryside in this elevated country park
  • Stratford Greenway - This 5 mile cycling and walking trail runs along a disused railway line from Stratford Upon Avon to Long Marston
  • Stratford Upon Avon Canal - Enjoy waterside cycling and walking on this 26 mile canal which runs from Stratford Upon Avon to Birmingham
  • Stratford Upon Avon - The Warwickshire town of Stratford Upon Avon is famously associated with William Shakespeare
  • Compton Verney - This walk explores the Capability Brown landscaped grounds surrounding this Georgian Mansion in Warwickshire.

Pubs/Cafes

The Kings Head is a good choice for some post walk refreshment. It's a historic place dating all the way back to the 1600s. The inn was notably used as a hospital during the English Civil War (1642–1651). You can find them on Warwick Road at postcode CV35 9LX for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The river trails make for a pleasant dog walk. The Kings Head mentioned above is also dog friendly with water and treats available.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

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

Photos

Wellesbourne Water Mill - geograph.org.uk - 89870

Wellesbourne Water Mill. This mill on the River Dene dates from 1834, as can be seen from the brickwork. It has been restored to working order and is open to the public on some weekends. In 1990 it won a conservation award for Wind and Watermills. The mill is driven by a large breastshot waterwheel and is used to produce wholemeal and white flour, semolina and bran.

River Dene, Wellesbourne - geograph.org.uk - 2499300

River Dene

Path to Wellesbourne Water Mill - geograph.org.uk - 2496627

Path to Wellesbourne Water Mill. This is a view of the path running south from the village to the mill. Farms with horses dot the route.

Chestnut Square, Wellesbourne (geograph 2496331)

Chestnut Square, Wellesbourne. A view of some of the picturesque thatched dwellings in the village. The half timbered house in the centre (behind tree) is the grade II* listed Little House.

The Dene in Charlecote Park - geograph.org.uk - 1567556

The Dene in Charlecote Park. The River Dene meets the River Avon near Charlecote House, about 300 metres from here.

River Dene in Charlecote Park - geograph.org.uk - 1567599

River Dene in Charlecote Park. Looking upstream. The section of fence in the foreground exemplifies the style used around the park. The variable height of the uprights confuses the deer and prevents them from jumping it, apparently.

GPS Files

GPX File

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