King’s Newnham and Brinklow
Today’s walk, organised by Western Midlands Group, will will take us alongside the Oxford Canal, across the West Coast rail line and Fosse Way.
It’s a mixed route involving roadside sections, field and footpaths. As we’ll not be gaining height of any impact views will be pleasant rather than impressive. Unless there is a hard-frost on the day there’s sure to be some muddy segments. Please ensure you’re suited and booted for the weather and terrain.
The 'History' element of the walk is a visit to the well preserved site of Brinklow's Norman motte-and-bailey castle known locally as The Tump. We'll also be passing by the remaining tower of the now demolished Church of St. Laurence, some lovely canal architecture including an iron-bridge at the entrance to the now defunct Fennis Farm Arm of the Oxford canal.
Post walk there are a couple of village pubs within a few minutes walk of the carpark that should offer refreshment.
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