Sunday March 31, 2024 09:30

Brinklow

Paul and Tricia Raby

Brinklow by Paul and Tricia Map

As usual, we will meet at the village car park (///loses.always.huts) by 9.30 a.m.

Note: Brinklow is about 20 miles (35 minutes) from Fleckney so the official driver’s fee will be £4.

Starting from St. John the Baptist Church, Broad Street, Brinklow, Rugby CV23 0LN (///stealing.sized.late), This is a moderate walk from Brinklow Castle (with earthworks that you can climb!), along the Oxford canal, through fields/woods, along some quiet roads, over the river Avon, passing through Church Lawford and past church remains at King’s Newnham. Coffee stop on Bridge 37 (Bodley’s Bridge) over the canal around 11 am. Picnic lunch at 12.30-1 pm at The Old Smithy in Church Lawford (outside tables if weather is ok). We can get hot/cold drinks from the pub. There are also a couple of pubs just along the road from where we are parking in Brinklow where we could have a drink at the end of the walk. Please park considerately by the church on the B4455. There are around 4 stiles – all reasonable, the terrain could be muddy if wet. One path from the canal up to a bridge is quite narrow.

Walking poles may be helpful when climbing the earthworks!

Header photo of Brinklow Castle by Paul R. Davis (Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales)


Away Breaks for 2024

10 to 12th May - Nene Valley (Helen Morrison and Janet Earwaker)
28th to 30th June - Derbyshire (Janet Earwaker and Kathy Kilsby)
3rd to 5th September - Somerset Levels (Tony and Kathy Kilsby)

General information:

The Fleckney Walking Club meet every other Sunday for a walk of about 6 to 9 miles with a pub stop somewhere along the route.
What3Words is used to pinpoint start and other relevant locations for the walks.
We leave Fleckney village car park at 9:30 a.m. (///loses.always.huts).
For these walks you are advised to wear good quality walking boots and carry weatherproof clothing.
We suggest you also bring refreshments as a coffee stop and/or a picnic stop is also usually on the cards.
For those who are car sharing to walks outside of Fleckney, passengers are requested to subsidise their driver by the amount of 20p per mile (one way). For example, if the start of the walk was 10 miles from Fleckney the fee would be 10 x 20p = £2.

If you fancy leading a walk, there are plenty of ideas for walks here.

During the summer months we also have Thursday evening walks of about 4 to 5 miles in length.
These generally start and end at a not-too-distant village pub!
We meet at the village car park, by 7 p.m. (///loses.always.huts).

In the event of a walk being cancelled due to inclement weather (or any other reason) the walk leader will communicate the cancellation to club members by email and be at the start meeting point to advise anyone who turned up regardless.

The annual cost to join the Fleckney Walking Club is £10 (Sundays and Thursdays) or £5 (Thursdays only) payable on your first walk.


You can find The Fleckney Walking Club Group on Facebook. This is a private group but you are welcome to apply to join us.


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