What better way to enjoy the glorious display of autumn colours than to take a long walk – and then end up in the pub! Within Warwickshire (www.withinwarwickshire.co.uk) outlines the top pub walks in the county for taking in the sights and enjoying local fare. The 4.3-mile Ilmington and Cotswolds walk starts in the village of Ilmington, taking in stunning views over the Vale of Evesham from Ilmington Down, the highest point in rural Warwickshire, and is best savoured with a drink and pub meal in the 400-year old Howard Arms.

The Kings Head at Aston Cantlow claims that William Shakespeare’s parents tucked into their wedding breakfast there after marrying in the village church in 1557; take a 5.5-mile circular walk via paths and bridleways to this lovely Tudor pub or enjoy some canalside rambling, taking in Baddesley Clinton, closely linked to the gunpowder plot of 1605, and Packwood House on the Lapworth and Two National Trust Houses route, finishing up in the Boot Inn country pub in Lapworth.

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