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Packwood House to Baddesley Clinton walk


A beautiful walk through the Arden countryside, taking in the Stratford-upon-Avon canal and two tranquil Warwickshire properties.

Cross the moat to see what lies inside Baddesley Clinton estate

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, whilst just over the fields Baddesley Clinton is a secluded, intimate estate which was home to the Ferrers family for 500 years.

Seven cows grazing beneath a tree
Keep an eye out for cows on your walk National Trust


Map route for Packwood House to Baddesley Clinton walk
© Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey


Packwood Lane, on the Causeway, grid ref: SP174722


Turn left out of the car park and walk along Packwood Lane with the house on your right, to reach the junction with Rising Lane.

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Turn right at the junction, walking along Rising Lane until you reach a fork in the road.


At the fork, take the left hand lane and turn left over a canal bridge. Cross the road and on the far side of the bridge, take the footpath down to the towpath.


Turn right along the towpath, following the Stratford-upon-Avon canal past a series of locks. Shortly after the canal goes under the railway is Kingswood Junction - where the South Stratford Canal meets the Grand Union Canal. Turn left over the bridge and carry on along the towpath.


At bridge 65 take the steps up to the road, turn right along the road, past the Navigation Inn and take the footpath on the left signed for the Heart of England Way.


Follow this along a drive, through a stable yard and across the fields to meet the drive at Baddesley Clinton. The house and gardens are well worth a visit, and the restaurant serves hot and cold lunches, teas and a selection of homemade cakes.

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Visitors on the bridge across the moat at Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire.
Baddesley Clinton enjoys the support of the Walsall Association National Trust Images / John Millar


To visit Baddesley, turn right and follow the drive to the car park and visitor reception. The walk continues left along the drive, passing Badgers' Dell on the right just before the drive curves to the left.

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At the end of the drive, cross the road and walk up the lane opposite. Look out for a public footpath sign on the left and follow the path across the fields, going through a series of kissing gates to rejoin the road at a canal bridge.


Turn right along the road, taking a footpath on the right, just after the railway bridge. Follow this down a drive and to the right along a hedge lined path which circles round to the left.


Emerge onto a lane and take the footpath signed opposite, heading up the field with the hedge on your left to meet a road.


Turn right along the road, taking a footpath on the left by the sign for Packwood House. Follow the avenue back to Packwood, crossing over Two Pits Pool and onto Chestnut Avenue from where you get a beautiful view of the house.

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Packwood House, on the Causeway, grid ref: SP174725

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Packwood House to Baddesley Clinton walk


Uneven sections with some steps, kissing gates and stiles, field paths may be marshy following wet weather. Livestock are present, along with some water hazards (ponds and ditches).

Dogs on leads on public footpaths; dogs are not permitted within the properties.

Packwood House to Baddesley Clinton walk

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Packwood House to Baddesley Clinton walk

How to get here

Packwood Lane, Packwood Lane, Lapworth, B94 6AT
By train

Lapworth 1.5 miles (2.4km).

By road

2 miles (3.2km) east of Hockley Heath (on A3400), 11 miles (17.8km) south east of central Birmingham.

By foot

Millennium Way passes through the park at Packwood. Heart of England Way crosses the drive at Baddesley Clinton.

By bus

From Stratford-upon-Avon, alight Hockley Heath, 2 miles (3.2km).

Packwood House to Baddesley Clinton walk

Facilities and access

  • Car park, toilets, refreshments and shop available at Packwood House and Baddesley Clinton
  • Dogs on leads on public footpaths; dogs are not permitted within the properties