A good walk: Brailes Hill, Warwickshire

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Christopher Somerville

Published at 12:01AM, May 9 2015

All the birds in Warwickshire were singing their little heads off as we
climbed away from Upper Brailes and up Gilletts Hill.

On top of the hill, a great swathe of green bearded barley glistened in the
sunlight. We dropped down through Ashen Coppice to a wonderful westward view
� cornfields, rapefields, hedges, pastures and red-roofed farms stretching
away for 15 miles or more. Cloud shadow darkened the nearer ground, but a
single pale church spire rose to the northwest, brilliantly lit in a ray of
sun.

Chiffchaffs, whitethroats and blackbirds warbled fit to beat the band. We
skirted above handsome

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