Starting in the Medieval market town of Henley in Arden with its half timbered buildings and the earthwork remains of "Beaudesert Castle" the route passes through the village of Ullenhall and then the magnificent "Coughton Court" home of the Throckmorton family who were associated with the "gunpowder plot" of 1605.
The shorter route then returns to Henley passing huge swathes of newly planted trees and some of the remnants of the Ancient Forest of Arden in the form of "Bannams Wood" and "Clouse Wood".
The way then skirts Oversley Wood and several more thatched hamlets before arriving at Aston Cantlow. A sharp left turn and in about a mile and a half we rejoin the short route through the swathes of newly planted trees.
Included in your entry fee two native broadleaf trees (one per 10k entrant), will be planted in the "Heart of England Forest". The planting will take place in the season immediately after the event.
The Heart of England Forest is an exciting and ambitious project. They are planting tomorrow'sgreat native woodland one tree at a time. A new broadleaf forest across south Warwickshire and Worcestershire - from the ancient Forest of Arden, south to the edge of the Vale of Evesham, that's for everyone to enjoy. Founded by the late publisher and poet Felix Dennis, so far over 4,000 acres of new woodland has been created, that's more than 1.8 million trees. The dream is for it to become 30,000 acres, but with patience and support who knows how far it will grow! The Heart of England Forest is a charity registered by the Charity Commission for England and Wales (no. 1097110)