The Falcon Shotteswell and Horley Walk

MODERATE 1 reviews

The Falcon Shotteswell and Horley Walk is a 9.7 kilometer loop trail located near Shotteswell, Warwickshire, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

Distance: 9.7 km Elevation Gain: 218 m Route Type: Loop

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A circular pub walk from The Falcon near Warmington in Warwickshire. The Falcon boasts fine food, an extensive list of spirits, wines and local beers and an outstanding view across the local countryside. The walking route explores this rural corner of Warwickshire and adjacent Oxfordshire, taking in the rolling landscape of pastures, crop fields and quaint villages. You will enjoy a remarkably peaceful journey, belying the walk's proximity to towns and motorways, across beautiful countryside and with glorious views throughout. The route includes many climbs and descents throughout and, combined with the soft and uneven ground underfoot, this will give you quite a workout. The paths across the crop fields and pastures can be very muddy at times and can be also quite narrow or overgrown in parts, so good boots and long trousers are recommended (plus a change of shoes for the pub). You will need to negotiate several steps, footbridges and kissing gates plus 14 stiles. About half of the stiles are enclosed with wire fencing so dogs will need a lift over these ones. You will cross several pastures holding cattle, a couple holding sheep and one horse paddock. The route requires you to cross a fairly busy B-road twice and also leads you across a small grass airstrip, so take particular care at these points. Approximate time 3 to 3.5 hours.

Friday, July 22, 2016

We too came across the cows and we're not able to complete our walk. We skirted around the first field of cows, but the cows blocked our path next to the stile in the second field. We then turned back only to come face to face with the large bull on the way back. It was a bit scary, but we were fine. Had a nice meal in the Falcon afterwards.

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