Allesley Park to Coundon Wedge
Look closely for the
history all around
Transcript of a Coventry Evening Telegraph Country Walk with
Ron Weston 6-May-2006 , with updates where needed
4 miles, Map 221 Explorer
THIS walk in the Allesley Village area includes the walled garden
from C1780 whose restoration lies today in the hands of a group of
The garden once produced fruit and vegetables for the Lord of the Manor whose
house stood on the site of the present hall now used as a care home. Yet
more volunteers look after the village conservation area and the Jubilee Nature
Reserve while Coundon Wedge is tended by the Coventry Countryside Project.
Take your time and look closely for bits of history dotted about the
HOW TO GET THERE:
From Coventry follow the Allesley Old Road from the top of Four Pounds Avenue
for one mile to Allesley Hall Drive on the left and follow it to the free car
park. GR 301801.
- Follow the walled garden sign straight ahead past Dovecote Cottages on the
left to reach the walled garden also on the left. [The garden
is open daily from about 9:30am to 5pm (Golf Hut staff should open it each
day). For more details about the garden, see Allesley Park Walled Garden
] Continue on the path to circle the far end of the park and
follow it to the children's play area on the right.
- Turn left over the footbridge spanning the Birmingham Road and in a few
yards double back down the Tarmac path to enter the Jubilee Nature Reserve and
follow the trail to join the road.
- Turn left for 150 yards and at the far side of the Elms Hotel turn right
into an unmarked footpath and follow it into the churchyard. [To the
left of the entrance to this path is a gate into the Rob and
Molly Anderson Memorial Garden ]
- Bear right past the church and exit into a meadow through a kissing gate
in the corner and turn diagonal left to join Church Walk.
- Turn right for 65 yards and turn left into the woodland burial ground at
the kissing gate and follow the hedge on your right through the next two
- Go forward over the brick footbridge and turn sharp right to follow the
river beneath the road bridge into a meadow.
- Turn left to cross a footbridge when it comes into view and continue
parallel with the road through the fields until the path turns right into the
- Join the lane through the gate and turn right to pass a farm on the left
and continue to the perimeter fence of the school on the right.
- Turn right into the meadow and ignore the enclosed path on your left but
bear left around the school to pass through a field gate in the right
- Walk on along the railings of the school playing fields for 160 yards and
enter the meadow on your right through a kissing gate and continue on the
other side of the hedge into the corner.
- Exit at a cluster of gates and turn left along the edge of the wood and at
the top turn right to the next corner.
- Ignore the gate on the left and turn right to pass the allotments and go
straight ahead into a meadow and follow the hedge on the left to the
- Turn left along the brook and go on to the far end of the pond with a
bench seat and turn right over a footbridge.
- Go forward into the meadow and retrace your steps beneath the road bridge
and climb the steps on to the road.
- Turn right to the 40mph sign and turn right into Church Walk to return to
the gate where you made the earlier exit.
- Head for the church and go straight ahead through the churchyard to
descend the steps into Allesley Village.
- Cross into the lane opposite and recross the footbridge into the park and
go forward to reach the hall and the car park.
End of transcript - other information below
Good for Dogs rating:
Some parts good for dogs, but other parts involve farmland.
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