Things to see and do at The Buscot and Coleshill Estates

Visitors walking dogs

Explore Buscot and Coleshill on foot and soak in the atmosphere of these very English villages, whatever the season.

Farmland rambles

 
Dig out your walking boots and stride out on one of the many walking trails across the estates. Download Coleshill's red walk and green walk. They're both flat circular walks along lanes, fields, parkland and farm tracks and will take about two hours.
 

Explore Coleshill village's secret past

 
Potter around Coleshill and stumble across our secret Second-World-War history, admire the Victorian model farm buildings and discover the tragic fate of Coleshill House, which was ravaged by fire.
 

Badbury Hill

 
Visit the beechwoods at Badbury clump, the site of a former Iron Age hill fort, well known locally for their springtime bluebells. Explore the adjacent woods tumbling down the hillside, perfect for family adventures and dog walking. Adrenalin junkies can bring their mountain bikes for some mud splattered action.
 

Buscot weir and lock

 
Soak up the tranquility of life on the river at Buscot. Experience the peace of Brandy Island, see a working lock or simply listen to the water rushing over the weir. Nothing beats dining al fresco, so why not pack up a picnic for a lazy day by the Thames.
 

Something to see in every season

  • Spring - see the countryside burst back into life. Highlights include the spectacular display of bluebells at Badbury Clump. This is the site of a former Iron Age hill fort which has been replanted with beech trees.
  • Summer - we have a great diary of events for you to enjoy with all the family. Join one of our rangers for a gentle river walk, go bug hunting for dragonflies, or track nocturnal beasts on our night-time bat walk.
  • Autumn - the season of mists, mellow fruitfulness and funghi hunting. How many varieties can you spot? Soak up the autumn colours, make wild art and forage for blackberries when you visit at this time of year.
  • Winter - wrap up in your thermals, and work off the excesses of the season with some winter walking. Appreciate a different type of beauty with frosted spiders' webs, the chocolate earth of ploughed fields, stark tree silhouettes or even a dusting of snow over the parkland

 

Buscot history walks

 
Explore Buscot on foot and learn how different generations of the Loveden family and other wealthy land owners left their distinctive mark on the village, before it was left to us in 1956.
 

Mill open afternoons

 
See how flour is produced by a working water mill at Coleshill. The mill is open every second Sunday of the month, from April to October, 2-5pm and will be working if water levels are high enough.
 

Coleshill map and village guide

Plan your visit by downloading our map of Coleshill village which shows accessible areas and a 30 minute short walk through the fields.