Find hundreds of places to explore on foot on our walking map and lots more walking ideas. Begin trail. Cross the metalled lane this le to Westcote Manorslightly to the left, for a few paces to re the path on the other side of the lane.
Terrain How to get here Facilities and access Print-friendly version. This is about half way through the walk so you may wish to take a rest. A ley line walk from Upton House and Gardens A circular walk tracing the ley lines across Edge Hill that amateur archaeologist Alfred Watkins first discovered in Look out for the pub with octagonal tower where King Charles I raised the Royal Standard, with another said to be haunted by the ghost of an opposing Roundhead.
Enjoy a short circular walk from Upton House car park to the Edge for arable ambling, panoramic vistas, big skies and the frisson of a historic battle. Just a few paces down to your left across a stile you will find a stone bench where you can sit and take in stunning uninterrupted views. The English Civil War continued for four years.
The path climbs the hill then drops down to another stile beside a gate. Viscount Bearsted chose this property for his hunting retreat in the area until his acquisition of Upton House which in due course he vested to the National Trust.
Directions via Google Maps. The Rose and Crown is a year-old, Gradelisted inn. Turn right into the lane and walk to the T junction with the A Turn right again along the wide grass verge, which le back to the National Trust car park on your left. Cross the lane, go through the gate and cross the field via the diagonal path to the gate set in the fence. You will soon spot the unmistakable octagonal tower of the Castle Inn on your right. Please check directly with any places mentioned for up-to-date opening information.
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About ley line-run
In spring and summer the ancient woodland is rich in wildflowers Ley line gliding for the rest of the year the leaf fall reveals vistas across the plains to the west. The King unexpectedly encountered Parliamentary forces near Edge Hill and, on 23 October, descended the steep slope to engage in what was to be the first major battle of the English Civil War. Neither side was capable of inflicting a decisive result and around combatants died. Take the straight, diagonal path to Sugarswell Lane the first time you cross the Cotswold ley. Once over the stile walk across the lane to the left of the tree and continue forwards along the left side of the hedge.
Share: Twitter Facebook Pinterest. Built to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Edgehill, it was inspired by Guys Tower at nearby Warwick Castle and is reputed to be the spot where King Charles raised his standard before engaging with Oliver Cromwell's opposing parliamentary forces on the plains below. Retrace your steps to take the track towards Manor Farm.
Parts are slippy in wet weather especially along the edge of the Edgehill ridge. Probably one of those who saw fit to flee the scene, he was out of luck - he was beheaded here. Just before the farm gate, cross the stile in the corner to the right. Dogs are not permitted within the grounds at Upton House assistance dogs excepted.
Its inglenook fireplace is reputedly haunted by a roundhead from the Battle of Edgehill. Look out for birds surfing the updraught caused by the escarpment; gliders from Shenington Gliding Club might also be circling above you.
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At the farm turn right on to the short metalled lane, then left at the T junction to the A road at Sun Rising Hill. Continue along the edge to the next iron gate and through the woodland, passing the paddocks on the right and the stables to the left.
About ley line-run
At this point you can cut the walk short and return to Upton House by turning right onto the road, past the Castle Inn, then after 1 mile 1. Otherwise cross the road to take the turning posted for Ratley village. NCN5 5 miles; Oxfordshire Cycleway 1. In the car park, with your back to the main road, head for the grassy knoll, then proceed through the kissing gate set in the fence line.
A haunted inn The Rose and Crown is a year-old, Gradelisted inn. Once the road bears to the left you need to take the right turn onto a track heading towards Manor Farm.
Ley line gliding
Follow the path to a stile; cross the stile and walk, with the barns to your right, to another stile. Gates locked at 5. To your left, see a panoramic view of south Warwickshire, at a height of feet metres above sea level.
Continuing alongside the hedge le to the other side of the valley and Uplands Farm. Continue for around yards metres to the bottom of the hill in Ratley village. We are only accepting card payments. Cross the A diagonally to the left for a few paces, then take a footpath, marked by a yellow-painted-post, which continues through the trees along the line of the ridge.
Ley line gliding
Continue on until you come to a small area that opens out to the left, and going downhill is a track known as King John's Lane. Upton House Car Park: Free hardstanding for cars and coaches with grass-surfaced overflow. Stay on the path, with the hedge on your left, until you come to a metalled road.
It includes a of stiles and is steep in places including a long flight of steps. You made it. The surrounding land is not in the care of the National Trust; take care to follow the Countryside Code. Cross the valley to the kissing gate set in the hedge.
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Whatever your choice continue along the ridge-line path, past an obelisk, and within a few minutes you approach 'Jacob's ladder', a long flight of stone steps leading up to a B road. Picnic tables. Cross the area to the path and continue along the ridgeway.
Telephone: : uptonhouse nationaltrust. When the farm buildings come into view, continue on the left to a stile. It crosses farmland in many places so dogs must be kept under close control. Cross the stile and walk a short way through the trees to an open field. However there is another chance to divert for refreshment, this time to the Rose and Crown, by continuing to follow the road as it bears left until you come to the end of the village.
A ley line walk from upton house and gardens
A longer climb follows to the far right corner of the field with an open byre near one more stile - to the left of three trees. You will find a noticeboard with information about the battle, halfway along the fence line. You will see some ruined Ley line gliding either side of the track, which le down to the end of the village of Radway.
The path here is spectacular in any season. With a distant view of the Malvern Hills on your left continue north along the ridge line of the Edge, which marks the north-eastern extremity of the Cotswolds. Continue on to the next gate and proceed through this. Opening hours are Mostly easy-going on established footpaths and fields. Continue along the line of the ridge, catching glimpses through the trees of the plains below.
Pass through the gate and turn right on to a bridleway. Keep to the right. Take great care crossing, as there is no pedestrian footpath.