Walking

Walking trail

Coleshill green walk

Walking trail

Delve into the family history of our village's former first family, the Pleydell-Bouverie's, during this gentle stroll through the heart of the Coleshill. Soak up traditional rural life crossing farmland, before returning through our Capability Brown styled parkland. Finally catch a glimpse of our village's secret Second World War history. Follow the green way markers on this route.

Interior of the Guard House at Coleshill, Oxfordshire

Map

Map route for Coleshill green walk

Start:

The estate yard car park at Coleshill SU235935

1

Park in the estate yard in Coleshill village. Turn left out of the estate yard, walk up hill and turn left again towards the village. Cross the main road and walk down the lane opposite, on the left of the green with the church on your right.

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2

Go through the gate into a field and turn immediately right and continue straight on past a small playing field.

3

Cross road and continue over a stile along the line of a hedge. Walk past the end of Fern Copse to the right, crossing a stile and bridge.

4

Continue alongside the hedge line to Brimstone Farm.

5

Turn right at the farm and along drive.

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A short cut can be taken after the double bend in the drive, by turning right and passing Fern Copse again and heading to Cuckoopen Plantation, where you turn right to skirt the woods, then enter and return to the village by a woodland track.

7

Cross road to Colleymore Farm. Walk through farm and bear right.

8

Turn right opposite cottage to Ashen Copse Farm. Keep to the edge of the field and bear right to a stile. Continue past with the farm buildings on your left.

9

Go onto the farm drive and cross road with wood to your left. Pass Flamborough Woods to your right.

10

At the corner of Flamborough Woods, go through a gate and cut diagonally across the field. Go through a kissing gate into a grass field. Cross the field and go over a bridge with two gates into Coleshill Park. Continue across the Park through several kissing gates.

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11

Return to Coleshill through two more gates beside Courtleaze. The site of Coleshill House was above to your right as you leave the Park. At the cross roads, turn right and head up the road to the Guard House, before returning straight back down hill to the estate yard.

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End:

The estate yard car park at Coleshill SU235935

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Coleshill green walk

Terrain

A flat walk along lanes, footpaths through fields and parkland and farm tracks. Some tracks and footpaths may be muddy and uneven, especially after rain, so care and suitable footwear are recommended. The route goes through two farmyards and fields, where there may be stock, so dogs must be kept under control at all times. There are a number of stiles and gates and the walk crosses the B4019 road.
Coleshill green walk

Contact us

Coleshill green walk

How to get here

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

Swindon train station is 10 miles away

By road

Coleshill village is on B4019 between Faringdon and Highworth.

By bus

Take the Swindon to Carterton bus (passing close Swindon train station), to Highworth, which is 2.9miles from Coleshill.

By bicycle

NCN45, 10 miles. Regional Route 40: Oxfordshire Cycleway

Coleshill green walk

Facilities and access

  • Car parking limited, but free, in Coleshill's estate yard.
  • Public toilet available in the estate yard
  • Cakes, tea and sandwiches available at Coleshill Community shop (not NT)
  • Pub food available at the Radnor Arms (not NT)