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Walking Route

VAQAS NATIONAL TRUST

Heart of England Way countryside walk

Heart of England Way countryside walk

Heart of England Way countryside walk

Contact

National Trust

01564 783 294

Address

Rising Lane,
Knowle,
Solihull,
West Midlands,
B93 0DQ

Details

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.

TERRAIN

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.

Hilltop views

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

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsGift shopNational Trust PropertyOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

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    Location

    Directions

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    Map reference: SP 199715  Lat: 52.34121 Long: -1.70932

    6 miles south of M42, exit 5

    Parking: free

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

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