Penn and Coleshill circular walk

Start: Penn

Finish: Penn

Length: 7 miles 11.5 km

Weather: Damp and humid

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This walk is from the Cicerone guidebook Walking in the Chilterns, route no. 21. There is one variation that I did when leaving Coleshill. In hindsight it was probably not the best option because I got slightly lost by Luckings Farm.

There are a few gaps in the route photos due to rain, when my camera went back in the rucksack. I did the walk on my birthday and coincidently it is also the 50th walk I put up on the website.

 

Follow the track from Widmer Pond, Penn to the left of the Red Lion pub, to Puttenham Place, where the Chiltern countryside will open up before you.

Puttenham Place Penn walk

 

Looking southeast from near to Puttenham Farm.

Penn and Coleshill

 

Walking beside a hedgerow I spotted this interesting bundle of foliage. I'm fairly certain it isn't a birds nest. Answers on a postcard will be gratefully received.

Penn and Coleshill

 

Penn and Coleshill

 

Downham Grove seen off in the distance (not part of this walk).

Downham Grove

 

The path leading into Brook Wood.

Penn and Coleshill

 

The path from Brook Wood to Common Wood Lane, where you turn right.

Penn and Coleshill

 

Pond number 2, Gawde Water.

Gawde Water

 

Coleshill Larches.

Coleshill Larches

 

Penn and Coleshill

 

All Saints Church, designed by architect George Street, in a Neo-Gothic style.

Penn and Coleshill

 

Pond number 2.

Penn and Coleshill

 

Coleshill is the birth place of poet and politician Edmund Waller (1606 to 1687).

Penn and Coleshill

 

Coleshill has a windmill.

Penn and Coleshill

 

The view of Hertfordshire House from Luckings Farm. Hertfordshire House was one big building site and apparently being done-up by its new owner, a hedge-fund manager. Very nice too, it looked.

Be careful not to follow the track seen here, but the one that runs parallel with it on the other side of the hedge.

Penn and Coleshill

 

Pass through this gate.

Penn and Coleshill

 

Fagnall Lane.

Fagnall Lane

 

The route crosses Horsemoor Lane thanks to two gaps in the hedge.

Penn and Coleshill

 

Looking from Branches Wood down to Penn Bottom.

Penn and Coleshill

 

The entrance to Twichels Wood.

Twichels Wood

 

Back at Penn and it's pond.

Penn and Coleshill