Second World War walk

Discover Coleshill's hidden Second World War history on this informative autumn walk through village, woods and parkland at the home of the British Resistance.

  • Booking essential

Coleshill House was the hush hush headquarters of Churchill's secret army, or the Auxiliers. Discover the detailed history of their training and visit some of the remaining Second World War features around the village, including the Guard House and the original prototype underground training bunker or operational base (OB). Plus, check out our newly built and refurbished replica "funk hole" and see our new display of artefacts including a rare copy of a Stand-Down letter.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £5.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 01793 762209
Suitability
Children welcome (12+)
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Park and meet at the Coleshill Estate Office car park.
What to bring and wear
Please wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions. Flat sturdy shoes/boots/ wellingtons advisable.
Accessibility
This is a fairly long, flat walk through the village, woods and fields.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
13 July 2017 18:00 - 20:00 Available
17 September 2017 10:00 - 12:00 Available
7 October 2017 14:00 - 16:00 Available
11 November 2017 14:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Lynda Tuckwell
Email
lynda.tuckwell@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01793 762209

Upcoming events

Second World War Operational Base open afternoon

Sun 09 Jul 2017
14:00-17:00
Descend into darkness and imagine life as a sabateur exploring our secret underground replica bunker on this family-friendly open afternoon. Coleshill Mill will also be open so why not pay a visit and see flour being made? (Dependent on water level)

Coleshill Mill open afternoon

Sun 09 Jul 2017
14:00-17:00
Ever wondered how grain is turned into flour? Visit our restored working mill at Coleshill and find out more... you can also explore our replica Second World War Operational Base which will be open this afternoon.

Second World War walk

Thu 13 Jul 2017
18:00-20:00
Discover Coleshill's hidden Second World War history on this informative autumn walk through village, woods and parkland at the home of the British Resistance.

Big Camp 2017

Sat 15 Jul 2017
14:00-23:45
Come and join us for the Big Camp at Buscot - your one chance a year to camp by the River Thames at Buscot village. Please check our website for booking details in late May.

River ramble

Sat 29 Jul 2017
14:00-15:30
Kids will love this gentle, but probably rather wet, afternoon ramble along the River Cole.

Go bats at the barn

Fri 11 Aug 2017
20:00-21:30
Visit historic Great Coxwell Barn and get up close and personal with these nocturnal creatures with the help of our local bat expert.