Looking for somewhere in Coventry and Warwickshireto enjoy a walk with a delicious picnic?
At Coombe Abbey Hotel, we can recommend plenty of local trails to try with your household. Now the weather is getting warmer, unlimited outdoor exercise is allowed and our Kiosk In The Park has reopened, you can really make a day of it.
Scenic walks are a treat at any time of the year, and especially now, when it is evident that more and more people are using their time to make the most of walking. With this in mind we have highlighted our favourite walks, beginning with our own stunning 500 acres to our favourite walks nearby.
Coombe Abbey Park
At Coombe Abbey, we have a wonderful range of scenic walks you can enjoy with your family, as well as space to sit down, relax and indulge in a socially distanced picnic. You are welcome to bring your own or you can buy hot and cold drinks, snacks, chips and ice cream from our Coombe Abbey Kiosk.
Take a day out for a scenic walk here at Coombe Abbey and stroll through history. Our grounds were designed by Capability Brown back in the 18th century (between 1771 and 1776), when he was commissioned by Lord Craven to convert Coombe Abbey Hotel’s 17th century park into a new style ‘landscaped park’.
Our grounds also have a range of woodland walks with native English trees and giant redwoods; conservation areas; wildlife (look out for the Heron standing ground), our impressive Coombe Lake; gardens and Arboretum.
Our Coombe Abbey Cafe is also serving cold drinks and ice cream through a window counter service, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to stop and refresh on your walk.
The Brinklow Circuit
In the nearby, historic village of Brinklow, there is the Brinklow Circuit, a circular walk that takes you over farm fields, rolling countryside, roads and the Oxford Canal that runs through it.
With steps down to the canal, and steps up to Brinklow Castle (one of Britain’s finest Motte and Bailey castles), there’s plenty to see; and on your way through, you can take a detour through to Coombe Abbey and stop by our Coombe Kiosk for refreshments.
Coventry’s War Memorial Park
Coventry’s War Memorial Park opened in 1921 as a tribute to Coventrians who died between 1914 and 1918 fighting in the First World War. Covering over 48 hectares featuring open grassland and formal parkland, it’s the perfect place for a socially isolated walk with family and a great place for dog walks too.
A reservoir and Country Park, Draycote Water offers a relaxing day out with the opportunity to take a leisurely stroll through the 24 acre country park, bird watching, cycling and fishing. Fishing is operated by Fishery Management UK and is currently appointment only.
Enjoy a safe stroll
Which walk will you choose to do first? Whichever route you take, we hope you have an enjoyable day out and due to the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, we would like to remind you to please adhere to the current guidelines at all times when you are out.
These include: maintaining a distance of at least 2 metres from other visitors and staff at all times, respecting any instructions and signage in place, keeping dogs on leads and children close by at all times, maintaining good hygiene and avoiding touching hard surfaces where possible.
Pre-order your Afternoon Tea picnic
For a sweet treat on your day out, why not indulge with our new Afternoon Tea takeaway service. Available to enjoy in the park or at home from 20th June, you can pre-order our renowned Abbot’s Afternoon Tea now.
With home-made scones, mini cakes and delectable finger sandwiches, choose your preferred date, time and quantity before confirming your collection time.
Discover more about our Afternoon Tea Collection services, and pre-order yours today for a tasty reward at the end of your walk.
Stay safe, and we hope to see you at Coombe Abbey and our Coombe Abbey Park very soon.