Country Parks in Warwickshire

Burton Dassett Country Park

25747_103095013058276_7859621_n “Unspoilt, rolling hills – that’s what you will discover at Burton Dassett Hills. Whether you are walking, flying a kite or just sitting in your car, the magnificent views from these hills are breathtaking. The site comprises a series of rugged hilltops affordinfg spectacular views in all directions and Fox Covert, a small woodland with a surfaced footpath. Opened as a country park in 1971, the 100 acres contain a wealth of historical interest such as the prominent beacon, quarry remains and the nearby 12th Century All Saints Church.”

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Warwickshire Country parks are the perfect atmospheric location for films and other productions. Use of locations is by permission only, a fee will generally be charged, and insurance must be held by the user. If you would like to find out more please contact the Visitor Manager, on 01827 872660, or email:parks@warwickshire.gov.uk All of the country parks are suitable for filming locations:

The evening of October 23 1642

The young cavalry officer Oliver Cromwell took no part in the battle of Edge Hill as he had arrived too late in the day. He was not with the forces at Kineton but had ridden directly from Huntingdon and arrived in time to over view the final action from Burton Dassett.As darkness thickened, Parliamentarian soldiers climbed Burton Dassett Hill and lit the fire on the old Beacon tower. The message was passed to watchers at Ivinghoe, 42 miles south east in Buckinghamshire and thence to London.

Burton Dassett’s Iron Age hill fort is a protected listed ancient monument. This was once a fortified site of the Dubonni. They were a Celtic tribe that farmed this area 2000 years ago.The Dubonni cut a huge hill side figure of a horse on the red soil of Edge Hill. Hence the name ‘Vale of the Red Horse’.

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James Bond flying machine lands at KingsburyFrom June 1st 2013

The world’s most exciting water based flying machine is now ready to take off in the Midlands on Hemlingford Lake at Kingsbury Water Park.

Based on the famous James Bond jet pack from the film Thunderball, the Jetlev-Flyer is the ultimate adventure for thrillseekers who want to experience the adrenaline rush of flying across the water. Take off for the new venture at Kingsbury Water Park starts from June 1 and bookings are now being taken.

The Jetlev-Flyer has become a popular attraction for holidaymakers in America and Dubai and has recently landed on these shores – the Kingsbury Jetlev will be one of two operating in the country. It has already been seen in action by TV viewers on Channel Five’s Gadget Show and the BBC’s Daredevil programme.

The Jetlev-Flyer is now available to hire at Kingsbury for £100 for a 30 minute flight under instruction. Wetsuits and safety communications are all provided for participants to learn to fly the Jetlev-flyer under the supervision of qualified Jetlev pilots. Places can be booked on the ultimate flying experience by email to gary@jetlev-flyeruk.com or calling 07842 348 185.

Paula Cheesman, Country Parks Manager, said: “To be the one of the first venues in the country to be home to the Jetlev experience will certainly make a big splash for Kingsbury Water Park.

“We anticipate that this new venture will attract lots of people wanting a ‘red letter day’ or maybe a special birthday event. It offers something completely different to what is already on offer at the park and we look forward to seeing it in action on June 1.

“And even for those not flying, the Jetlev will make for a good spectator sport!”

The 600 acre North Warwickshire park is already home to a popular jet bike hire along with other visitor attractions such as pedal boats, miniature railway, fishing and much more.

For more information about the Jetlev visit the website at www.jetlev-flyeruk.com

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