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Stage 5: Henley-in-Arden to Bidford on Avon — Heart of England Way

Stage 5: Henley-in-Arden to Bidford on Avon — Heart of England Way

Difficult
05:32
13.0 mi
2.3 mph
650 ft
800 ft
Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
2.44 mi
© OSM

Bannam's Wood

Hiking Highlight

8.24 mi
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Alcester Town Hall

Hiking Highlight

10.6 mi
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St Milburga's Church

Hiking Highlight

13.0 mi
Destination

Map

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Tour Profile

Waytypes

Mountain Hiking Path: 0.75 mi
Hiking Path: 256 yd
Path: 1.35 mi
Footpath: 8.09 mi
Street: 1.42 mi
Road: 1.18 mi
State Road: < 109 yd

Surfaces

Natural: 256 yd
Unpaved: 9.87 mi
Paved: 1.53 mi
Asphalt: 0.64 mi
Unknown: 0.78 mi

Weather Forecast

Dan Hobson planned a hike.

December 14, 2020

Comments

  • Dan Hobson

    You explore fine Warwickshire countryside dotted with ancient woodlands, historic buildings and Roman towns on this stage.

    Hike west through fields from Henley-in-Arden and rise through Bannam's Wood, a remnant of the ancient woodland that once covered this part of the country.

    The trail then heads south over Round Hill, cuts west through woodland on Lodge Hill, skirts around Alne Wood and continues through farmland.

    Upon reaching Alcester, it is worth taking some time to explore the town. Founded in Roman times and with many medieval buildings, there is much to see. There is ample opportunity for a pit-stop, too.

    Green lanes lead to Wixton, where you find a pretty 12th-century church in peaceful countryside. Here, you join the River Arrow briefly, cut through Broom village and finish in Bidford on Avon a short step later.

    Within the village you find a couple of places to stay and plenty of places for food and drink.

    • December 15, 2020

Dan Hobson

Stage 5: Henley-in-Arden to Bidford on Avon — Heart of England Way