Wondrous Warwickshire | Burton Dassett Hills Country Park

Good Morning World!

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Burton Dassett Hills Country Park is located in Southam, Warwickshire; a mere short journey from the famous Shakespearian town of Stratford-Upon-Avon, and 30 minute drive from my hometown in Oxfordshire. The country park is filled with a vast array of rolling hills and spectacular views where you can see for miles into several county’s. The site contains a small woodland and surfaced footpaths, as well as the hills containing a wealth of historical interest including quarry remains.

The hills are a great place for a family picnic and a favourite stop for dog walkers, so there is no doubt Burton Dassett has something for everyone. I first visited this beautiful hill site with my boyfriend where we brought a picnic, lay on the top of a hill and enjoyed each others company; in addition the miles of unexplored green fields means that we needed no encouragement to investigate.

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Other attractions at Burton Dassett include an ice cream van and coffee van which come on weekends and school holidays to provide refreshments in the summer which from my experience are much needed. These privileges are a near necessity when visiting these hills, as it being hills there is nearly no shade so its impossible to stay cool, or keep out of the sun. Remember the sun cream guys, especially since it was 30 degree Celsius when we went, which isn’t a lot for some countries but if there is a stereotype about us brits its that we cant handle the heat and love to speak ill of the weather. Haha!

The admission to the hills is free however you do pay £2 for parking which is a little cost for a big day out, and remember to bring exact amount as the machines do not give change.

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I could not urge you enough to visit this delightful countryside gem, it really is an exceptional day out for everyone.

Happy Exploring!

Love Georgina xx

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5 thoughts on “Wondrous Warwickshire | Burton Dassett Hills Country Park

  1. The whole feel of the place, with the rugged high landscape and sheep wandering across the lane in the mist, feels very different to the rest of Warwickshire. The church there, known as The Cathedral of The Hills, has a beautiful mediaeval simplicity and craftsmanship and seems to be untouched not only by the elaborate ornateness of more recent times but also the worst destruction of the Reformation, as it still has wonderful ancient wallpaintings of figures and trailing foliage. A great way to blow away the cobwebs and destress is to walk up to the hills from Northend or Fenny Compton.

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