Walking

Walking trail

Coleshill red walk

Walking trail

Soak up the history of Coleshill on this gentle stroll through park and farmland. Starting at the estate yard, formerly a Victorian model farm, then heading out across parkland refashioned in the late 18th century in the style of ‘Capability’ Brown, and enjoying the romance of a mock castle. Follow the red way markers on this walk.

Coleshill Park in May, The Buscot and Coleshill Estates Oxfordshire

Map

Map for Coleshill red route 09 08 16

Start:

The estate yard car park at Coleshill SU235935

1

Park in the estate yard at Coleshill Village. Turn right out of the estate yard. Enter the Park beside Lower Lodge through a gate beside a cattle grid.

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2

Follow the concrete track for 750m, turn right towards Waterloo Copse. Alternatively, bear right and walk down to the River Cole. Go through a kissing gate then straight ahead towards Waterloo Copse. Pass through a kissing gate and continue to Waterloo Lodge.

3

Continue through the gate past Park Lodge and through Waterloo Copse and past Waterloo Lodge.

4

Continue up the track. When level with Strattenborough Castle, turn left along a Trust permissive grass track path with the hedge to your right.

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5

Follow the track and continue along the edge of the next field to woods until eventually you come to a junction. Turn left and walk through the avenue planted with young lime towards Ashen Copse Farm.

6

Continue on track, past Ashencopse Cottage on the right and Ashen Copse woods on the left.

7

Walk past farm and immediately turn left. Flamborough Woods are to your right.

8

At the corner of Flamborough Woods, go through a gate and cut diagonally across a field. Go through a kissing gate into a grass field. Cross the field and go over a bridge with two gates into Coleshill Park. Return to Coleshill village across the Park through a number of kissing gates. The site of Coleshill House was above to your right, as you leave the Park. (The site of Coleshill House is not open to the public, but can be seen during guided history walks of the village) Turn left at the crossroads to walk back to the estate yard, or turn right and walk up the hill 100m to visit the Guard House.

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End:

The estate yard car park at Coleshill SU235935

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Coleshill red walk

Terrain

A flat walk following farm tracks and footpaths across fields and parkland. Some tracks and footpaths may be muddy and uneven, especially after rain, so care and suitable footwear are recommended. The route goes through a farmyard and fields, where there may be stock, so dogs must be kept under control at all times. There are a number of stiles, gates and a small footbridge.
Coleshill red walk

Contact us

Coleshill red walk

How to get here

Address
The Buscot and Coleshill Estate Office, Coleshill, Swindon, SN6 7PT
By train

Swindon station is 10 miles away

By road
Coleshill Estate office is located in Coleshill village, which lies on the B4019 between Faringdon and Highworth. From Highworth, enter the village and turn right after the bridge at the bottom of the hill. Follow the road around to the left and then turn left into the Estate Yard. From Faringdon, enter Coleshill and pass the Radnor Arms on the right and take the first turning left. Follow the road around to the right and then turn into the Estate Yard.
By bus

Swindon to Carterton (passing close to Swindon train station), alight Highworth, 2 miles

By bicycle

NCN45, 10 miles. Regional Route 40: Oxfordshire Cycleway

Coleshill red walk

Facilities and access

  • Car parking at Coleshill Estate Yard is limited, but free
  • Public toilet facilities at the Estate Yard
  • There is no visitor centre at the Buscot and Coleshill Estates, but the estate office is generally open on weekdays from 9am-5pm.
  • Tea, cakes and sandwiches are available from Coleshill Community shop (not NT)
  • Pub grub and fine ale at the Radnor (not NT)