The lovely grounds of Compton Verney near Stratford on Avon is the latest venue for Talking the Walk. Compton Verney is a grade one listed mansion that is now and art gallery housing the permanent Peter Moores Foundation collection as well as exhibitions by contemporary artists. The grounds were designed by the famous Capability Brown and are well worth a visit in their own right.

Talking the Walk won Silver in Best Tourism Experience category the 2007 Excellence in Tourism Awards for the West Midlands!

The walks feature on the South Warwickshire Tourism's website Shakespeare Country (, as well as the Visit Britain and Enjoy England websites.




Compton Verney - Capability Brown designed the grounds of this grade one listed mansion near Stratford

Compton Verney

Shipston on Stour - an unspoilt market town on the edge of the Cotswolds

The bridge at Shipston on Stour

Southam - the route to the Holy Well, newly restored to its former glory

The 'Halliwell' today and below and artist's impression

Warwick - more than just a remarkable castle

Walks in production: Stratford Upon Avon, Kenilworth, Alcester.




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Talking the Walk - a collection of free audio walks that take you to the heart of a place with the people who know it best - the people who live there.

The history, the ghosts, the gossip, the things that only a local would know and you might miss out on if you visit with just a map and a guide book!

Even if you can't travel to the town we aim we take you there in your imagination - armchair tourism at its best...

Each walk has a dedicated page where you can listen to the walk, download the mp3 file or subscribe to the complete series.