National Trust Trail: Ley Line Walk from Upton House

On a hot day in May, I met with two friends, Jodie and Nikki, and we went for a walk on the National Trust’s trail along the Ley Line from Upton House and Gardens in Warwickshire.

We parked at Upton House and after a very helpful National Trust employee pointed us in the right direction, we soon found ourselves on the trail.

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Following directions that Nikki had printed, we continued to follow the Ley Line track. It was glorious weather and everything seemed to be buzzing with life.

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The three of us wandered through fields, admired the wildflowers and chatted non-stop.

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Although it seemed like we knew what we were doing, we did manage to go the wrong way. Twice. *Insert the facepalm emoji here!* But alas, we were able to correct ourselves quickly and stumbled upon ‘the Edge’.

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The fields below were steeped in local history, being the site where the Battle of Edgehill took place in 1642. It felt amazing and humbling to be there.

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We stopped for a rest, awed by the views that had greeted us. This also gave us the perfect opportunity to pose for some photos – well, it would have been rude not to!

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After a short while, we carried on the trek into the woodland. It felt as if we’d stepped in to a fairytale! The pathway ahead looked ethereal and everywhere we turned was a mass of green and wildflowers. It was beautiful.

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We also met the cutest group of dogs including the one below, who was desperate for us to throw the stick!

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We’d not kept a careful eye on the time and realised the car park would soon be shutting and so, we pumped up our gears and tried to get a shifty on. Unfortunately, we missed out part of the trail to ensure the gates didn’t get locked. But the walk back was great nonetheless!

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Once safely back at the cars, we nipped down the road to The Castle at Edgehill. This pub is one of the grandest I’ve seen and do scrumptious chips – the cider went down rather nicely too!

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With our glasses empty and skin feeling sun-kissed, we headed over to Nikki’s flat for an evening of food and films.

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It was a lovely way to end an absolutely lovely day.

National Trust Trail: Ley Line Walk from Upton House - Amy Tinson Photography

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