Hartshill Hayes Country Park (route 2 )
County/Area - Warwickshire
Author - David McMahon
Length - 1.7 miles / 2.8 km Ascent - 310 feet / 94 metres
Time - 1 hours 10 minutes Grade - easy
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Walk Route Description
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A short Warwickshire circular walk exploring Hartshill Country Park, near Hartshill village which lies 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 towards Trentham Road. Turn left along an alleyway just before the Trentham Road sign, go through the barrier and take the left-hand path . Go down the flight of steps and continue along the path as it undulates through the wood. When you reach the opposite edge of the wood turn left and follow the edge of the wood uphill. Follow this 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.
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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