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Warwickshire Walk
Hartshill Country Park near Nuneaton

County/Area - Warwickshire

Author - David McMahon

Length - 2.0 miles / 3.3 km    Ascent - 330 feet / 100 metres

Time - 1 hours 20 minutes    Grade - easy

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Walk Route Description

Photo from the walk - Hartshill Country Park near Nuneaton
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This Warwickshire circular walk explores the Hartshill Country Park, which lies to the West of the Hartshill village a few miles north of Nuneaton. Hartshill can be reached by Stagecoach route 48 with a change at Nuneaton if travelling from Leicester or Coventry. On street parking is also available but do not inconvenience local residents and businesses.

The walk starts from the Stag & Pheasant at Hartshill Green (grid ref. SP325945). With your back to the pub, turn left and left into Trentham Road. Turn left along an alleyway just before the Trentham Road sign, go through the barrier and take the gate on the right. Continue along the rough, stony footpath until you reach a junction with a gate to the right (grid ref. SP322950). Ignore this gate and turn left climbing the slope on the fringe of the wood. When you reach a junction with another path bear right and follow the path until you reach the top. Walk through the barrier and then turn left along the tarmac path.

When you reach the play area, go the left of it and follow the track to the right of the wooden fence. At the end of wooden fence follow track as it swings away to the left. Go right at the fork. When you reach a possible exit onto a road, continue straight ahead. Shortly afterwards take the right-hand fork and continue to a plain wooden post where you go straight ahead. At another gateway to the road turn left. When you reach a T-junction go right. At the next gate to the road bear left. When the track narrows take the right-hand fork and follow a corrugated fence passing the cemetery. Go over a footbridge, up a flight of steps and onto the road. Turn left along the road passing the remains of Hartshill Castle back to your starting point.

Please note that near to the starting point of this walk is an information board which gives details of a much longer walk.

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Walk 1614 Berkswell from Meriden using the Millennium Wayeasy/mod8.0 miles

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Walking in Warwickshire

The county of Warwickshire is in the English Midlands. The north and centre of the county are the areas with the highest population density. The north offers undulating countryside in contrast to the largely rural and sparsely populated south, which contains a small section of the Cotswolds. The highest point in the county, at 261 m (856 ft), is Ebrington Hill, on the border with Gloucestershire. The featured walks include sections of the Millennium Way and Heart of England Way.

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