An easy walk along country lanes and field paths, taking in Baddesley Clinton, Rowington Church and the Heart of England
Way. Baddesley Clinton was the home of the Ferrers family for 500 years. The moated manor house includes three priest holes and a wealth of paintings by one of its Victorian residents, Rebecca Dering.
Uneven sections with some steps, kissing gates and stiles, field paths will be marshy following wet weather. Take care on roads. Livestock (and their droppings) are present, along with some water hazards (ponds and ditches). Dogs welcome on leads on public footpaths; dogs are not permitted within the property.
THINGS TO SEE
St Michael’s Church, Baddesley Clinton
Built of Arden Sandstone from the same quarry as the house at Baddesley Clinton, the church dates from 1305. Many owners of Baddesley are buried here, including Nicholas Brome (d.1517) who is buried standing up just inside the door, as penance for murdering the local priest.
Along the Heart of England Way there are panoramic views of the countryside, which look particularly beautiful in the late
afternoon sun (between points 3 and 4 on the map).
St Lawrence’s Church, Rowington
The church dates from the early 12th century and the top course of red sandstone on the tower came from Kenilworth Priory as a gift from Mary I. The church has six bells, the oldest of which is from 1609.
* Trail - Walking
* Grade - Easy
* Distance - 2.8 miles (4.5 km)
* Time - 1 hour 30 minutes
* OS Map - Explorer 221
Open all the time
- Baby changing facilities
- Coach parties accepted
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Gift shop
- National Trust Property
- On-site catering
- Picnic site
- Public toilets
- Wheelchairs available
- Accepts groups