Kenilworth Castle to Warwick Castle The Castle Ride

Kenilworth Castle to Warwick Castle ‘The Castles Ride’

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A 12 miles long cycle ride which takes you from Kenilworth castle in the north through the Warwickshire countryside and villages to the famous Warwick Castle on the banks of The River Avon. Cycling along rural lanes and ‘b’ roads the route is also suitable for road bikes. Some hills but nothing too difficult.
Kenilworth is perhaps best known for Kenilworth Castle, which was built about 1120. The medieval castle is best known for its extensive water defenses, plus the ruins of the ornate Great Hall. Its later history includes the visit of Elizabeth I (it still boasts Tudor
buildings and gardens) and the dramatic slighting by Cromwell’s troops, leaving an open side to the fine Norman keep.

Starting from Castle Road, Kenilworth, situated by Kenilworth Castle. Cycle south along Castle Road for about 500 Yards where the road changes its name to Borrowell Lane B4103.

 

About 300 yards along Borrowell Lane you come to a roundabout. At the roundabout TURN RIGHT on to The Square B4103. Continue along The Square which changes its name to Warwick Road and after 600 yards you come to another roundabout. At the roundabout TURN RIGHT keeping to Warwick Road.

Approximately 200 yards after the roundabout TURN RIGHT along Rouncil Lane. Now
cycle along Rouncil Lane out in the Warwickshire countryside for about 3 miles until you come to the outskirts of the village of Beausale village. As you approach the village you come to a turning on your left. IGNORE this turning and continue along the lane ahead of you which then bends sharply to the left and brings you out at a‘t’ junction in the village of Beausale.

At the ‘T’ junction TURN LEFT along Honiley Road which takes you through the small village and after 250 yards you come to another ‘T’ junction. At the junction TURN LEFT and then IMMEDIATE RIGHT up the hill on Kites Nest Lane.

After half a mile TURN LEFT towards Wedgnock. Cycle along this lane for a mile and a half where you pass over the Warwick By-Pass A46 and come to a ‘T’ junction with Wedgnock Lane.

TURN RIGHT along Wedgnock Lane and then after 150 yards TURN Left along Cape Road (take in the centre of Warwick as the traffic can be busy at times). Then cycle along Cape Road over the railway line and at the end of Cape Road you come to a ‘T’ junction with Priory Road. At the junction TURN LEFT THEN IMMEDIATE RIGHT on to The Butts A425.

After a few hundred the road runs on to Castle Hill, cycle along Castle Hill for 150 yards until you come to a roundabout where you TURN RIGHT along the road (sign posted) which takes you down to the Warwick Castle. The end of your ride.

Warwick Castle is a medieval castle in and it sits on the River Avon. The castle was built by William the Conqueror in 1068 and must be one of the most famous castles in Britain. Warwick the county town of Warwickshire boasts history from the Anglo Saxon, Vikings and medieval times. In 1694 a lot of the medieval town was destroyed in the fire in the town. Toady it has its own university and has many shops and café’s to explore before you cycle back on your return journey.

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