Coleshill circular walk no.4

Start: Coleshill

Finish: As above

Length: 10.87 km / 6.75 miles

Weather: Sunny, with a cold wind.

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This is based on a walk from the Cicerone guidebook, Walking in the Chilterns, route no. 21. I did a few slight variations and started from Colleshill and not Penn Ponds.

Due to all the rain in the past few days, this was a very muddy walk and from that point of view not very enjoyable. However, I was glad to get out and exercise before the next day of eating and drinking

 

The path heading out of Herts Wood looked more like a stream.

Coleshill circular walk no.4

 

I have not come across alpacas in the same field before, so was not sure about their temperament. These two were okay, but there was another who stared at me and took steps towards me, so I gave them all a wide berth.

Coleshill circular walk no.4

 

Coleshill circular walk no.4

 

Mud was to feature heavily on this walk, infact there were not many sections of the route that were dry and easy to walk on.

Coleshill circular walk no.4

 

Looking over towards Fragnall Lane and Glory Farm... I think.

Coleshill circular walk no.4

 

A Chiltern 'clump'.

Coleshill circular walk no.4

 

Looking back at the Chiltern 'clump'. I think these are where chalk or flint pits were dug, but not filled in and the trees serve as a reminder to the farmer not to plough that area.

Coleshill circular walk no.4

 

Brook Wood.

Coleshill circular walk no.4

 

Coleshill circular walk no.4

 

Looking back, I had walked from left to right along the hedge.

Coleshill circular walk no.4

 

Brook Wood.

Coleshill circular walk no.4

 

I walked down Wood Lane, crossed over Penn Street and up into the woods towards Penn House.

Coleshill circular walk no.4

 

These 'preserved', intricately carved doors were at the back of Penn House.

Coleshill circular walk no.4

 

Coleshill circular walk no.4

 

Donkeys in a field near to Coleshill.

Coleshill circular walk no.4

 

Back to All Saints Church, Coleshill.

Coleshill circular walk no.4