Leisure Drives Around South Warwickshire

Working with Shakespeare Country Tourism, The Open Road have helped to plan four leisure drives around South Warwickshire and the north of The Cotswolds.


Each drive is around 40 to 50 miles long and carefully planned to avoid the main towns giving you an opportunity to see the countryside. Each run is designed to take around half a day including stops for a picnic, pub lunch or at a suitable attraction or country house.

Take one of our specially chosen routes to see the beautiful countryside around Stratford - or wander as you will. 

We provide a full colour Leisure Drive leaflet to all our customers but if you wish to look at the routes in detail before you hire a car, you can select them from the list below:

The Arden Tour  The Arden was the name once given to the land north of the River Avon. In Shakespeare's time much of this countryside was covered in the Forest of Arden and this is where, in As You Like It, Shakespeare's Rosalind tutored Orlando in the ways of love. This tour passes through some of Warwickshire's prettiest villages

The Edgehill Tour  Starting in Warwick, this tour crosses the Fosse Way - built by the Romans from Exeter to Lincoln - and takes you out to Edgehill - with some of the finest views over South Warwickshire

The Stoneleigh Tour  The Stoneleigh Tour starts from St Nicholas' Park in Warwick and takes you through the historic town and the north of Royal Leamington Spa. It then leads you through rolling Warwickshire countryside to the market town of Southam before heading north to take in Stoneleigh and Kenilworth


The Stour Tour  This tour starts from Stratford-upon-Avon and takes you through the southern-most part of Warwickshire and the edge of the Cotswolds. This part of South Warwickshire is characterised by gently rolling open countryside.


Another drive to enjoy is the Blossom Trail in the beautiful Vale of Evesham, just the other side of Stratford upon Avon.


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