GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Welcombe Hills Country Park

2 miles (3.5 km)

Enjoy wonderful views over Stratford-Upon-Avon and the surrounding Warwickshire countryside in this elevated country park.
The park can be reached by following the Monarch's Way north from the Stratford-Upon-Avon (about 1 mile) or by parking at the provided car park. The area is also a nature reserve with grassland, woodland and ponds. Look out for Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker and Great Spotted Woodpecker. You may also see deer on the hills.

Postcode

CV37 0NR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Welcombe Hills Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Welcombe Hills Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

The park is a popular place for dog walkers so there's a good chance you'll see other owners on your visit.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Follow the Monarch's Way south from the park and it will take you into Stratford Upon Avon. There's nice river walks, the famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre and easy trails along the Stratford Upon Avon Canal to enjoy here. Head north west along the canal and you could visit the Edstone Aqueduct, the longest cast iron aqueduct in England. There's great views from the top of this significant local structure.
Heading north will take you into the village of Snitterfield where there's the Snitterfield Bushes Nature Reserve and a nice local pub with a particularly lovely garden.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Warwickshire Walks page.

Photos

Wood in Welcombe Hill Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 2307980

Wood in Welcombe Hill Country Park

Monarch's Way passing Clopton Tower - geograph.org.uk - 1279851

Monarch's Way passing Clopton Tower

Seat in Welcombe Hills Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1279875

Seat in Welcombe Hills Country Park

Obelisk to the Philips family, Welcombe Hills Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1279905

Obelisk to the Philips family. A fine 19th monument. Its future welfare may be compromised, however, by vigorous growth of elder at its foundations, and the fact that the lower part of the lightning conductor's earthing strap is missing.

Welcombe Hotel - geograph.org.uk - 1690323

Welcombe Hotel. Country house built for Mark Philips by Thomas Newby to designs by Henry Clutton 1866-80, a hotel since 1931. The obeliskin Welcombe Hills can be seen beyond. Mark Philips, 1800-73, was an important Manchester politician, one of the first members of Parliament for Manchester in 1832, who was much involved in reform and education; he retired to his Warwickshire estate in 1847.

Cottage in the Woods - geograph.org.uk - 121649

Cottage in the Woods

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Welcombe Hills Country Park.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Welcombe Hills Country Park.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)