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Balsall Common Circular Walk

Parks & Walks

The Balsall Common Circular Walk is a gentle 5 mile loop trail along The Millennium Way, starting at Ye Old Saracens Head pub and meandering across flat farmland & open countryside.

  • Distance: 5 miles
  • Time: Allow 2-3 hours
  • Rating: Gentle
  • Starting Point: Ye Old Saracens Head pub, Balsall Common, CV7 7AS
  • Access: There are 11 stiles and the walk is dog friendly.

Visit the Millenium Way Website for further details and full access to the waypoints and maps.

This gentle 5 mile circular walk starts from Ye Old Saracens Head pub, on the B4101 near Balsall Common and meanders across mostly flat farmland & open countryside. Take time to explore Berkswell with it's historic church, in particular the fascinating underground crypt, find the village green and the stocks.

Points of Interest

  • Ye Old Saracen’s Head Pub is a 16th century building, part of a number of scattered groups of 16th and 17th century buildings across what is now the village of Balsall Common.
  • Berkswell Hall is a 19th century country house, now converted into residential apartments. Grade II* listed. A manor house has existed since 1556 but the present house dates from 1815. Between 1815 and 1860 it was a school, but restored as a house and sold to Joshua Wheatley in 1888. In 1984 the estate was sold for redevelopment but the surrounding land is still owned by the Wheatley family.
  • Berkswell is an interesting village with a lot of history. For detailed notes on the features and history of the village, see here.
  • Ram Hall, which is passed about 800m southeast of the village, was built about 1600 and is grade II* listed. The early staircase is said to conceal a priest’s hole.
  • Lavender Hall Farm, also grade II* listed, is a 16th century building, refaced in red brick in the 17th century.

Visit the Millenium Way Website for further details and full access to the waypoints and maps.

Did you know there are 44 circular walks covering the entire length of the Millennium Way? They range between 3 and 10 miles in length. Visit for the full collection!

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