A circular walk around Packwood

Packwood House, Packwood Lane, Lapworth, B94 6AT

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Come and enjoy a stroll around Packwood House © Sally Renwick

Come and enjoy a stroll around Packwood House

Follow the signs to Packwood Church © Sally Renwick

Follow the signs to Packwood Church

St Giles Church, Packwood has tales to tell © Sally Renwick

St Giles Church, Packwood has tales to tell

Route overview

An easy walk around Packwood House, going through the park and up to the church. Packwood was transformed by Graham Baron Ash in the 1920s, from a 17th-century farmhouse into a dream-like vision of a Tudor country home.

Route details

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Packwood Countryside stroll, Warwickshire
  • Directions
  • Route
  • Bus stop
  • Parking
  • Toilet
  • Viewpoint

Start: Packwood House car park, Grid Ref: SP174725

  1. Turn left out of the car park and head up the road until you reach a junction.

    Show/HidePackwood House

    The interiors at Packwood are the creation of Graham Baron Ash. Restoring the house in the 1920s, he bought furniture, tapestries and whole interiors from other houses being demolished at the time.

    Come and enjoy a stroll around Packwood House © Sally Renwick
  2. At the junction, take the footpath on the right and follow the way marked posts across the fields to the lane.

  3. Cross the lane to join a footpath on the opposite side, following this along a track. Before the farmhouse, turn left to continue along the footpath taking care to walk to the right of the field and over the stile hidden in a hedgerow. Walk across fields to the road, keeping the pond to your left.

  4. Turn right along the road for a short way before turning right along Glasshouse Lane, signposted for Packwood.

  5. Follow this, passing Fetherston House on the right. Ignore the first footpath on the right and continue on to the next, just after Packwood Hall.

  6. Follow this footpath around the Hall to St Giles's Church.

    Show/HideThis sign shows you the way

    There are lovely views across the field from here and a spell of easy walking along the track.

    Follow the signs to Packwood Church © Sally Renwick
  7. Walk to the far right of the churchyard to a kissing gate towards the end of the row of cottages, signed the Millenium Way. Follow this path along the fields which leads you to Packwood Lane.

    Show/HideSt Giles's Church, Packwood

    The church dates from the late-13th century. The tower was built at the expense of Nicholas Brome, Lord of Baddesley Clinton Manor, who discovered the priest 'chockinge his wife under ye chinne', and murdered him on the spot. As a penance, after pardons from the Pope and the King, he financed the towers at Packwood and Baddesley churches.

    St Giles Church, Packwood has tales to tell © Sally Renwick
  8. Turn right along the lane, and where the road forks take the footpath on the left, back across the park to join Chestnut Avenue.

  9. Turn right along the Avenue to take you back to the front of the house.

End: Packwood House car park, Grid Ref: SP174725

  • Trail: Walking
  • Grade: Easy
  • Distance: 3 miles (4km)
  • Time: Allow 1.5 hours
  • OS Map: OS Explorer 220 Grid Reference: SP174725
  • Terrain:

    Uneven sections with some steps, kissing gates and stiles, field paths may be marshy following wet weather. Take care on roads. Livestock (and their droppings) are present, along with some water hazards (ponds and ditches). Dogs on leads on public footpaths; dogs are not permitted within the property.

  • How to get here:

     

    By foot: Millennium Way passes through the park at Packwood

    By bus: From Stratford-upon-Avon, alight Hockley Heath, 2 miles

    By rail: Lapworth 1.5 miles

    By road: 2 miles east of Hockley Heath (on A3400), 11 miles south east of central Birmingham

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