Leisure & Tourism

Baxterley Village

Leisure Activities

The outstanding natural beauty of the area with its wide diversity of fauna and flora make it a haven for cyclists and walkers.

The Parish Church is one of the best in the area with its spectacular stained glass windows and rare architectural features. It is well known for its annual flower festival and the masses of spring flowers in its grounds.

The area is rich in history with extensive archaeological finds at the nearby Roman Fort of Mancetter.  Also it now seems fairly certain that the true site of the Battle of Bosworth was fought close by as can be clearly seen by the ‘compensation orders’ granted by Henry VII for damage caused by his troops  as awarded to the Abbey of Merivale and nearby villages.

Arden Trail

The area’s superb scenery and points of interest have resulted in the Lottery Funded Arden Trail which is well mapped and used by walkers. There are also established cycle routes and historic public footpaths.

For details please see www.northardenheritagetrail.co.uk

Rachel Stephens – Community Development Officer
01827 719 301 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Baxterley is expanding as a centre of equestrian activity. There are now several livery stables offering a range of services from horse riding to stabling.

Horse riders enjoying the countryside are a daily feature of our lanes and roads.

For more details please contact: Baxterley Equestrian Centre 01827 872 222

The arts

The Arts are also well covered by the newly invigorated North Warwickshire Arts which runs groups and workshops for artists, musicians, poetry readings, pottery, drama – groups and other crafts.

Contact North Warwickshire Arts 


Baxterley has a well established Bowling green and Bowls Club.


Also see ‘Friends of Atherstone: www.friendsofatherstone.org.uk