East of Fillongley
Stroll back to the era of
Transcript of a Coventry
Telegraph Country Walk with Ron Weston
7-Jul-2007, with updates where needed
4 miles, Map221 Explorer
THIS fine walk, "Two Castles and a Manor", is taken from a book of 21
local walks produced by A Coventry Way Association.
An updated edition, priced £6, will be on sale at Kingsbury Water Park,
Coombe Park, WH Smith, Waterstone's and Go Outdoors in time for the Godiva
Festival on July 13.
HOW TO GET THERE:
FROM Coventry follow the Tamworth Road B4098 to Fillongley and turn right
into Church Lane to park at the roadside. GR280871.
- WALK on along Church Lane to the main road and
cross into Berryfields and follow it to the end. Enter the farm drive
and bear right into a field, where the path divides.
- Turn sharp right to the hedgeline and turn left
through the gates to reach a waymark post on your right. Turn right over
the sleeper bridge and turn left into a field. Turn left along the
stream and at the corner turn right to a hedge corner and veer left to join
- Head up to the main road and cross carefully to a
stile on the left side of the Weavers Arms and cross the meadow to a kissing
gate in the far left corner. Follow the enclosed path out to the road
and turn right to the far side of Croft Cottage and turn right into a field
entrance. Aim for a stile in the left corner and maintain direction with
the hedge on the right. At the corner turn left to a hand gate and turn
right through the garden to join the road.
- Cross to a kissing gate and follow the hedge on your
right to the next gate at the bottom of the field. Turn right for 25
yards and then left up the next field with the hedge on the right. At
the top, pass through two more kissing gates to exit on to the road and cross
to the next gate a little to your left. Descend to the right corner and
climb the stile to go forward to a waymarked hedge corner and continue on the
field edge around the private garden.
- Exit into a wooded area of land and go forward on the
wide path through the trees to enter a field. Go ahead to a gate at a
private garden and remain on the right side of the property to join the main
- Turn right to Wood End Lane and turn left to enter the
field through a kissing gate. Follow the hedge on the right to its
corner and go ahead to the next gate in the left corner. Continue down
the fields with the hedge on the left to cross a culverted stream and go on
along the wire fence to a stile near the corner.
- Turn sharp right and follow the hedge on the left to
cross a footbridge and go on with the hedge on the right to pass a pond and
descend to a stile. Cross the narrow field and continue with the hedge
on the right as far as you can go. Turn left to the other side of the
field and cross the sleeper bridge next to a hand gate.
- Follow the wire fence past the castle site to a
kissing gate and turn right into the corner. Turn right through a hand
gate and over a footbridge to climb the steps and go out to the main
road. Church Lane is opposite to your left.
End of transcript - other information below
Good for Dogs rating:
Some parts good for dogs, but most parts
Stile Free Route?
This route is being targeted by A Coventry Way Association (ACWA) to become a
stile-free walk. Over the last year the number of stiles have been reduced
from about 24 to about 9. ACWA & WCC are working on plans to
replace these ASAP.
For a more detailed map see "Map221 Explorer" or "A
Coventry Way, 21 CIRCULAR WALKS Walk 17A" or a few yards on Map11 E1-E2