Sunday, 7 June 2015

Magnificant Views - Sunday 7th June

We awoke to a lovely sunny morning with not a breath of wind so we were up early and I took Ecco a walk across the fields and up the hill where there are lovely views across the Warwickshire Countryside to Coventry in the west.IMG_6612

Rugby and the cement works in the east.IMG_6614

and the wind farm near to Hillmorton locks in the distance.IMG_6616

Down in the valley on the other side of the hill the church and village at Church Lawford.IMG_6613

We walked down the hill into Kings Newman as I could see an unusual tower and wanted to investigate. It turned out to be St Laurence's church which was built in the 12th century, and partially demolished in1795–97, leaving just its mostly 16th-century tower now no longer used.A

Walking back along the lane we came to these fishing pools with a public footpath running through them. The path is part of the Shakespear’s Avon Way, an 88 mile route which follows the course of the River Avon as closely as possible using existing public footpaths, bridleways and a few minor roads, from its source at Naseby to its confluence with the Severn at Tewkesbury. The main towns it passes through are Warwick, Stratford upon Avon and Evesham. Naseby, Tewkesbury and Evesham were the sites of decisive battles.IMG_6624

Returning to the top of the hill we could look down on the marina nestled in the corner of a large field and screened by trees from the access lane and main canal.IMG_6628

To the west across the corn fields is All Oaks Wood which was thinned out last year but which has now grown back and seems quite dense as you drive or sail through it.IMG_6610

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