Burton Dassett Hills

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A view of the hills
Snow covered Burton Dassett Hills
All Saints Church, Burton Dassett

Burton Dassett Hills Country Park is a country park in southeastern Warwickshire, England.

It was created as a country park in 1971 and is run by Warwickshire County Council. It comprises a group of ironstone hills, which are named after the tiny village of Burton Dassett which is located in the hills. The hills rise to 203m (666 ft) above sea level and are situated half a mile east of the M40 motorway.

The area was once extensively quarried for ironstone and a short industrial railwayEdge Hill Light Railway – existed for this purpose until the 1920s.

Of interest at the site is a 12th-century parish church at the old village of Burton Dassett. Outside the church is a holy well which still provides water. The park is also highly popular with flyers of kites and radio-controlled gliders.

Impressive views across the surrounding countryside can be seen from the hills; towns and other features that are viewable are described by a toposcope. On a clear day places as far afield as Coventry (more than 20 miles way) can be seen. The park and the church were used as a location in the Tom Selleck 1990 film Three Men and a Little Lady.

A panorama of Burton Dassett Hills

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Coordinates: 52°09′51.93″N 1°25′17.31″W / 52.1644250°N 1.4214750°W / 52.1644250; -1.4214750