S. Mids – Warwickshire and Northamptonshire border walk

Sixteen hardy souls including one new member gathered in the pretty Warwickshire village of Priors Marston on a misty Februrary morning for a 9.2 mile walk exploring the north-eastern edge of the south midlands region.  From the village, footpaths took us eastward over the border into Northamptonshire where a hill climb led us to a local landmark the Charwelton BT tower with lovely views (even on an overcast morning) and our refreshment stop.   Onward across rolling fields we arrived at the small village of Charwelton for our Lunch stop and an opportunity to visit the tiny chapel with it's interesting mural.

The afternoon provided some long hoped for sunshine as we trekked over several muddy fields, (despite the walk leader's best efforts to avoid the worst of it) to the attractive village of Hellidon, admiring the air shafts of the long disused Catesby railway tunnel on the way.   From Hellidon we crossed the local golf course and make our way back to Priors Marston for our walks end and a much deserved (and needed) drink in The Hollybush, the village pub.

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