Sunday, 30th June, 2019
Brinklow > Hungerfield > Little Lawford > King’s Newnham > Bretford
Map and Elevation
Walk Leader: Kathy Kilsby
Parking in Brinklow should not be too difficult as the main (Broad) street is quite wide, and there are two pubs with car parks!
Park at, or near, The Raven pub and head towards the church. Just before the church is a gate leading to Brinklow Castle. Go through the gate and take the path around the site of the Motte and Bailey and continue until you reach a stile that takes you to the junction of Ell Lane, Rugby Road, and Brinklow Road.
Head east along Brinklow Road until you reach the bridge over the Oxford Canal. Take the steps down to the canal towing path but don’t go under the bridge. Turn right and head south along the towing path for 2 miles.
Leave the canal at Walton’s Bridge and stroll through two fields past the end of the disused canal into another field. Cross this field and then turn left onto the footpath that takes you to Little Lawford. A stile will take you onto Little Lawford Lane where you turn right once again and follow the lane for not quite half a mile.
Just after a secluded little house you will see a wooden gate on your right and a metal one on your left. Take the latter and follow the footpath on to and around Manor Farm and past the fish ponds and through a gate onto Kings Newnham Road.
Turn right and then, at the junction, take the road to Bretford – Shakespear’s Avon Way. After 1.5 miles, the road comes out onto the B4455, The Fosse Way. You will see the Queen’s Head just up the road – it would be rude not to call in for refreshments!
Turn left out of the pub and head for the No Entry signs. Immediately after the building on the right, Bretford Villa, turn up the side of the house and follow the footpath, for about one and three-quarter miles, all the way back to Brinklow.