16 Outdoors- Other to explore in Warwickshire
Warwickshire is a county in the West Midlands region of England. The county town is Warwick, and the largest town is Nuneaton. The county is famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon and Victorian novelist George Eliot, at Nuneaton. It is a popular destination for international and domestic tourists to explore both medieval and more recent history.
Abbey fields is set in the dramatic valley of Finham Brook and enjoys views of the historic town and Kenilworth Castle. The park was once farmland belonging to St Mary's Abbey, which was dissolved in the middle of the sixteenth century and is now ruined. St Nicholas Church, with origins from the twelfth century, remains in the park. As the largest park in the town, it hosts a number of well-known events each year.
Anne Hathaway’s Cottage was originally a farmhouse. It was built in 1463 of cruck construction, when the building would have comprised of just three rooms. The kitchen and parlour still remain from the original medieval construction. The first Hathaway to live in the cottage was Anne’s grandfather John Hathaway, who was a tenant sheep farmer. Anne, later Shakespeare’s wife, was born in the cottage in 1556.
Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve is a 200-acre nature reserve which features a wide variety of large pools, bird hides, woodland walks and wildflower meadows. and it is a Site of Special Scientific Interest on the banks of the River Avon. The site is particularly important for birdlife, with a wide range of breeding and wintering birds—237 different species had been recorded up to the end of 2018. The reserve also supports a variety of mammals and insects, over 500 species of plant, and more than 5
Broomey Croft Children's Farm is the perfect family day out location Situated in the heart of Kingsbury Water park within 600 acre of glorious countryside. you can play, pet the animals, relax, eat delicious food, have a ride on the tractor and breathe in the fresh air.
Burton Dassett Hills Country Park is a country park in southeastern Warwickshire, England. It was created as a country park in 1971 and is run by Warwickshire County Council. The area comprises a group of ironstone hills, which are named after the village of Burton Dassett which is located in the hills. The hills rise to 203m (666 ft) above sea level and are situated half a mile east of the M40 motorway.
The country park, covering 137 acres of woodland and open hilltop has magnificent views across the Anker Valley. Renowned for glorious displays of bluebells in the Springtime, the park can take your breath away all year round with its hillside location offering spectacular panoramic views over four counties on a clear day.
Hatton Adventure World is a family extravaganza of Farm Animals, Exotic Creatures, Shows, Seasonal Events and masses of outdoor and indoor Adventure Play. There's an exciting programme of special demonstrations every day with extra weekend and holiday children's activities, so there's always something new to see at Hatton Farm Village.
Kingsbury Water Park has 15 lakes situated in over 600 acres of country park. Stroll along the surfaced paths, explore hidden corners, spot birds and wildlife, or why not hire a bike! Whatever your idea of a countryside visit is, you will find it at Kingsbury. It is renowned for its birdlife, and is popular with birdwatchers. It is bordered on the western edge by the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.
Mary Arden's Farm is a working farm that keeps pace with the season so there is always something new to see and do. You will find animals at the farm including donkeys, goats, sheep and more. Palmer’s Farmhouse is a fascinating Tudor house and actually much nicer than Mary Arden’s house. Watch fascinating falconry displays and try your hand at archery, or visit the timber-framed adventure playground to let off some steam.
Kinwarton Dovecote is circular 14th-century dovecote situated on the edge of the village of Kinwarton, near Alcester, Warwickshire, England. The dovecote is in the ownership of the National Trust and is a scheduled monument. The building still houses doves to this day and is noted for its "potence" which provides access to the nesting boxes.
Pooley Country Park has over 62 hectares of beautiful land for you to explore, including the huge environmental education area with natural pools and woodland habitats right next to the Coventry Canal. There are so many things to see and do at Pooley Country Park.
Ryton Pools Country Park is a country park one mile south west of the village of Ryton on Dunsmore in Warwickshire, England. The park occupies an area of about 100 acres and contains four pools, the largest of which covers approximately 10 acres . Professional park rangers are employed to look after the varied flora and fauna of the park as well as the general maintenance of pathways and buildings.
The Stratford Greenway is a wide flat pathway out in the open countryside of Stratford on Avon. Ideal for beginners, young children, and trailers.The Greenway is traffic free, but you will need to cross some minor roads along the way. As you travel the route you can spot wild plants such as walnut trees, cowslips, knapweed, wild carrot and tansy.
Ufton Fields is a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest and local nature reserve in Warwickshire, England. It is situated on the A425 close to the village of Ufton, between Southam and Leamington Spa. The reserve is owned by Warwickshire County Council and is administered and run by the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. It covers an area of 77 acres .
Umberslade Estate is a 17th-century mansion converted into residential apartments situated in Nuthurst near Tanworth in Arden, Warwickshire. It is a Grade II* listed building. The old manor house was replaced between 1695 and 1700 when Smith of Warwick built the new mansion for Andrew Archer, Member of Parliament for Warwickshire. The estate passed to his son Andrew Archer, 2nd Baron Archer, after whose death in 1778 it was ultimately settled on his daughter Sarah, Countess of Plymouth.
Warwick Racecourse is a horse racing course in Warwick, England. It is a National Hunt racing course and has a programme of 25 meetings throughout the year, many of which are televised. The first stand was built in 1808, and its most recent redevelopment was completed in 2018. In the racecourse is a nine-hole golf course and a golf driving range. The area is a popular place for local people to walk their dogs. There is parking next to the course and it is a five-minute walk away from the town