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Coundon Wedge to Allesley Village

Explore the legacy of Saxon Times

Transcript of a Coventry Evening Telegraph Country Walk with Ron Weston 7-Jan-2006 , with updates where needed

4 miles, Map 221 Explorer

Take a step back in time on this fine walk.

It begins through the newly-planted Coundon Wood before heading into the delightful English countryside which is Coundon Wedge. It is a legacy from the Anglo-Saxon period and the best example of unspoiled Arden in Warwickshire.  Allesley Village is a conservation area with a Grade A-listed church, the 16th-century Rainbow Inn and a number of historic buildings.  Imagine the excitement as the mail coaches thundered in from Birmingham and London.


From Coventry follow the Tamworth Road B4098 to the edge of the city and just before the Royal Court Hotel on the right turn left into the Coundon Hall sports fields and park.  GR 312 819.

Route Directions

End of transcript - other information below

Good for Dogs rating: 1 dog 

Some parts  good for dogs, but other parts involve farmland or crossing busy roads.


For a more detailed map see Map22 K7 to J11 and Map21 I11 to I21 (best viewed together on All Maps page)

If you would like to extend this walk, a good choice would be to link it to the Allesley Park & Village walk - a walk by Keith Draper and published in the Coventry Evening Telegraph in 2001.  The two paths share the route from Allesley Church to the Rainbow Inn.  The Allesley Park route also allows a visit to Allesley Park Walled Garden.


Wedge - leaving Wedge Wood and walking towards Allesley Church
Coundon Wedge - leaving Wedge Wood and walking towards Allesley Church

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