COUNTRY WALK; Stroll over the watery past of town's castle.
3 1/2 miles Map 955
The volunteers of the Kenilworth Footpath Preservation Group maintain their footpaths to the highest standard.
I have no hesitation in choosing this walk for all the family.
The great lake of more than 100 acres that once surrounded the castle was created by the damning of the Inchford Brook, which we cross on the walk.
A plan exists to restore the lake as a protection against local flooding.
How To Get There:
In Kenilworth, park at the Brays car park (see map).
Leave the car park through the coach exit and cross the marked stile next to a notice board. With the castle to the right and the hedge on your left proceed on a well worn path through the meadows.
Eventually the path leads to a stile hidden in a field corner. Follow the arrow over the middle of the field to a footbridge next to a marker post.
In the next field bear diagonal left towards the left side of the nearest pylon.
Climb the stile and cross three fields in the same direction to a signpost where the path divides. Our path turns left on this side of the hedge to pass a pond and continues through the centre of the field ahead.
Climb a stile in the wooden gate and follow the arrow through the centre of the field to a lane. Turn left and follow the lane over a ford to a right angle bend. Turn left into the drive of Fernhill Farm.
In 120 yards bear left off the drive at a signpost, and follow the path through the centre of the field to a hedge gap and another signpost. Here the path divides again and a large free standing oak tree is to your right.
Turn right along this side of the hedge to the field corner and the farm on your right. Climb the stile and cross the meadow diagonal left to a field gate.
Ignore the path on your right and go forward along the cart track.
At the top of the incline where the castle comes into view bear left through a marked hedge gap and descend through the middle of the field to a stile next to a red field gate.
Continue along the hedge on your left to a third red field gate next to the farmhouse. Turn left onto a tarmac drive and follow it bearing right to return to the Brays car park.
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|Publication:||Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)|
|Date:||Mar 13, 1999|
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