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Coughton Court and Kinwarton Dovecote


Extend a visit to Coughton Court with a gentle walk through the Warwickshire countryside to Kinwarton Dovecote, a rare survival of a 14th-century dovecote.

Coughton Court and Kinwarton Dovecote
Discover the Dovecote on a walk from Coughton Court Abi Cole


Map route for Coughton Court and Kinwarton Dovecote walk
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Coughton Court Visitor Centre, grid ref: SP083606


With visitor reception behind you walk along the drive in front of the house, passing the 16th-century gatehouse and the Church of England Church next to the Court.

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At the end of the drive you will see the Roman Catholic Church of Saints Peter, Paul and Elizabeth on your left. Cross the road into the field and walk diagonally left across two fields to a footbridge and rejoin the lane.

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Follow the lane for 300 metres and turn right into Church Farm.


Pass through the farm and carry straight on until you reach a fork and take the right hand fork leading to a farm building.


At farm building turn left along the edge of the field and then turn right, walking along the field edge leading to a left turn into the Industrial Estate.


Coming to Estate Road, cross straight over, walk to the end of the road and into the field.


Walk up the field hill to join the Arden Way at the top and go through the hedge to turn right.


Follow the path keeping to the left and come out on the Alcester/Great Alne road.


Turn left and follow road to Great Alne until you come to a right turn sign posted Kinwarton and the Dovecote. Take this road down to farm bearing left towards the Church. The Dovecote is straight ahead.

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A small door gives access into the Dovecote, given to the National Trust in 1958.

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Retrace your steps to the main road, turn right along the road and back up Coughton Fields Lane on the left.


After a farm on the right, climb a stile on the right and follow the Monarchs Way, climbing gently across the fields until you meet a road.


Turn left along the road, and after some houses, left again along a track now following the Arden Way.


Follow this track for 2 miles, passing newly planted woodland, a private venture to re-plant the Forest of Arden, and Windmill Hill. The track then joins Coughton Fields Lane, turn right along the lane, and right again along the drive back to Coughton Court.


Coughton Court Visitor Centre, grid ref: SP083606

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Coughton Court and Kinwarton Dovecote


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

Coughton Court and Kinwarton Dovecote

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Coughton Court and Kinwarton Dovecote

How to get here

Coughton Court, near Alcester, B49 5JA
By train

Redditch 6 miles

By road

2 miles north of Alcester on A435

By foot

Arden Way passes the end of the drive

By bus

From Redditch or Stratford-upon-Avon

By bicycle

NCN5 0.5 mile

Coughton Court and Kinwarton Dovecote

Facilities and access

  • Restaurant - hot lunches or home-baked cakes
  • Picnic area available adjacent to car park
  • Toilet facilities
  • Free parking Including motorhomes
  • Dogs welcome, on leads, in car park and on public footpaths. Sorry not in gardens or house