Coombe Abbey is renowned for its well-established grounds and several walking trails, but because of this, we’re often struggling for space to accommodate all the cars. You don’t need to drive to enjoy the walks at Coombe Abbey, when you could spend part of your day walking to us. So, if you live in Coventry, here are some local routes you can take to make the most of your day.
Walk 1 – Starting from Walsgrave
Starting off from the Walsgrave area, the route begins near the Asda on Brade Drive, located at the back of the University Hospital. Follow the path until you reach a turning where you will take a right. Stay on this path which will direct you through the farmer’s field. You will then reach a bridge, cross over this and you’ll be brought out at the back entrance into Coombe Abbey park.
Walk 2 – Starting from Binley Woods
This route is a little more off the beaten track, quieter, and the most straightforward. Begin the walk in Binley Woods in Brandon, follow the straight trail path through the centre of the woods. Remain on this trail until you come out by the main entrance of the park.
Walk 3 – Starting from Binley
An alternative route from Binley is by starting on Brinklow Road. Follow this road East all the way down until you reach the main entrance of the park located on your left.
Coombe Abbey Walks to Enjoy at the Park
Once you’ve arrived at Coombe Abbey, you’ll most likely be looking for a little bit of respite. This can be found either in the park café, bringing a picnic to enjoy in our park, or by indulging in our Afternoon Tea. You could even take part in one of the many activities we offer here, from fishing and orienteering, to Go Ape and the climbing forest, before heading onto your next walk around Coombe Abbey.
There are three main trails you can take, depending on how long of a route you wish to complete. Redwood Grove and The Spinney will take you 1.5 miles around the gardens and arboretum, where you can soak up the stunning formal gardens, landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th century. If you fancy a slightly longer stretch, then Heron’s Way will take you on a 2-mile trail, which is also a great location for wildlife and bird spotting. Finally, you can discover the Capability Brown trail just shy of 2.5 miles. Here you can discover the rich history, our old deer park and beautiful views over the abbey.
If you find you’re a little exhausted from your walk to us, then a relaxed walk around our beautiful grounds will suit you nicely. We have a range of different parks and scenery where you can walk until your feet won’t carry you any longer.
Enjoyable Walks at Coombe Abbey Without Driving
We want you to enjoy all the walks here at Coombe Abbey, but you don’t have to drive to us to be able to do this. Walking from your local area will not only extend your walk but give you alternative ways of reaching us.