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Arrow Mill, Alcester and the River Arrow Walk

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Alcester, Warwickshire, England

Arrow Mill, Alcester and the River Arrow Walk is a 3.7 mile loop trail located near Alcester, Warwickshire, England that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length 3.7 mi Elevation gain 492 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Walking Lake River Views Wildlife Historic site Pub walk
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A circular pub walk from Arrow Mill near Alcester in Warwickshire. Arrow Mill is surrounded by a spectacular, secluded riverside setting and has been beautifully refurbished to create the ideal country pub. The walking route heads north, visiting the isolated church in Arrow and emerging into the meadows alongside the River Arrow. A quick loop around the Roman market town of Alcester reveals a wonderful mix of historic buildings, some dating from the 1400s, before the riverside meadows lead you back to Arrow Mill. The walk is relatively flat, with just a few short slopes along the way. It follows a mixture of roadside pavements and grass meadow paths. The meadow paths can be muddy at times and, as some of the meadows are flood plains for the River Arrow, the walk should not be attempted after unusually prolonged periods of heavy rain. You will be sharing some of the meadows with sheep, so take particular care with dogs. You will need to negotiate a few kissing gates, two wooden stiles (with fence gaps suitable for dogs up to Labrador size) plus two footbridges that have metal bar-type stiles at each end (these should be simple for dogs to negotiate, but humans may need to stretch a little to clear them!). Allow 2 hours.

The Arrow Mill pub sits on the banks of the River Arrow, just south of Alcester and about 8 miles west of Stratford-upon-Avon. The mill is accessed from the road that runs between Alcester and Wixford and is opposite the entrance gates for Ragley Hall (which is marked with brown tourism signs). If you are coming by car, the pub has its own large car park and if you are coming by bus, there are bus stops at the end of the pub's driveway. Approximate post code B49 5NL.

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Will Saunders
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Mya Glynn
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Hiking

Amazing easy to follow perfect for all abilities and dogs

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ian gray
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Hiking

Dog friendly Open air we did walk alongside the road at one point as we could not find the rest of the trail, so make sure you have a well behaved/disciplined children plus dogs on the lead. lovely peaceful little walk

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Vicky Search
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WalkingOver grown

Great little walk. Did this with my mum. She wasn’t very impressed that it was a kilometre longer than I had advertised!!! It was steady enough for her not to be too bothered though and the scenery was pleasant along the river. We took a slightly different route back not along the road by the mill which is very fast and feels dangerous, it wouldn’t be great with kids but now I know the short cut is definitely take that instead.

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Hayley W
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Walking

Nice flat walk, would advise if parking in the Arrow Mill to cut through the field on the right as you are walking towards Radley Hall (weather depending) as it is safer than crossing such a fast and busy road or if you can park by Arrow Village Hall. Really good directions and notes on the history of Alcester.

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Sam Marie
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Muddy

An enjoyable flat walk, we parked at the village hall and went from there. The route was easy to follow seeing some lovely nature spots and some lovely historical buildings in Alcester Town.

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Kayla Spooner
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Richard Neal
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Super walk around Alcester. Nice drink and food at Arrow Mill also. Definitely recommend this walk. Ground is flat, good for dogs. Could get muddy in parts when wet. Lots of places to stop for drink / food in Alcester.

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Matthew Knight
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lamul Kimpasi
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Jodie Duval
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Paul Gregory
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Tom Phillips
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Hannah Lockyer
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Matt Neville
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Miles Griffin
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Richard Neal
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