Apps, Town Maps, Walking & Cycle Routes and Podcasts
This page contains a host of information that will help you plan your visit to Shakespeare Country:
There are a number of SmartPhone Apps covering towns and main attractions in Shakespeare Country, scheduled to become available during 2012 and details of these will be made available on our APPS page.
You can download a variety of information from Shakespeare Country, including street maps of the main towns, a series of Podcasts and a set of local and national cycle routes.
There are numerous wonderful walks around Shakespeare Country.
Some of them have been published in book form and are available from our online eShop .
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust have published a walk from Stratford Town Centre to Anne Hathaway's Cottage taking about 35 minutes each way.
- Walk from the Birthplace in Henley Street, the High Street and Chapel Street
- Turn right into Chestnut Walk walking to Evesham Place
- Turn onto the Footpath by Woodstock Guest House
- Cross Shottery Fields
- Follow signs to Anne Hathway's Cottage
The National Trust have set a number of walks based around the properties that they run:
- Hidcote Oak Tree Walk
- 1 mile (1.6km) - easy
- A short circular walk following the waymarkers. The ground can be muddy, especially after wet weather. Dogs are very welcome but please keep them on a lead near livestock.
- Packwood House to Baddesley Clinton walk
- 8 miles (12.9km) - moderate
- Beautiful walk through Arden countryside, taking in two tranquil Warwickshire properties
- Baddesley Clinton - Heart of England Way Countryside Walk
- 2.8 miles (4.5.km) - easy
- An easy walk along country lanes and field paths, taking in Baddesley Clinton, Rowington Church and the Heart of England Way
- Upton House and Gardens: ley line walk
- 5.5 miles (9km)
- Circle Alfred Watkins's Cotswold ley line for a taste of Civil War history
Podcasts / MP3 Downloads
Podcasts are downloadable audio files which you can listen to on your computer, mobile phone or on an MP3 player such as an iPod.
Talking the Walk, a series of podcasts for Shakespeare Country, take you to the heart of some of England's loveliest historic towns:
- Compton Verney
- Shipston on Stour
- George Eliot Country - Driving Tour
- George Eliot Country - Walking Tour
They are made to complement the Heritage Walk maps - not as traditional audio guides to get you from A to B - but to add colour to the history and life of the place. You don't even need to do the walk to enjoy them!
The Royal Shakespeare Theatre have issued two free downloadable self guided tours in MP3 format to guide you around the new theatre which was opened in 2011 and its new Tower.
- Royal Shakespeare Theatre - Theatre Tour (31 Minutes)
- Royal Shakespeare Theatre - Tower Tour (6 Minutes)
Local and National Cycle Routes
There are a number of cycle routes that have been set around Shakespeare Country. Some of these have been set by the local councils and some set as part of the National Cycle network.
Click on the link below to be taken to our cycling page.