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Warwickshire Walks

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Arden Way26 miles (42 km)This circular walk takes you on a tour of the beautiful Forest of Arden in Warwickshire. The route starts and ends near Henley in Arden railway, first taking you to Ulenhall before heading towards Studley where you will pass the impressive 19th century Studley Castle which is now a luxury hotel. You then join the River Arrow leading you to Coughton. Here you will find the 16th century Tudour house Coughton Court which has a place in English history for its role in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 as some of the conspirators rode directly back there after it failed. View Full Details>>
Ashby Canal22 miles (35 km)Follow the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal from Bedworth in Warwickshire, to the little village of Snareston in Leicestershire. The towpath runs for just over 20 miles with prettyhedgerows, reeds, countryside views and lots of wildlife to look out for on the way. View Full Details>>
Avon Valley Footpath10 miles (16 km)This delightful riverside walk takes you from Stratford Upon Avon to Marcliff View Full Details>>
Baddesley Clinton2 miles (3 km)Enjoy a walk through the delightful grounds surrounding this moated manor house near Warwick. In the grounds you will find woodland trails, a lake and a walled garden with flower borders and fruit trees. The walk then continues into the adjacent Hay Wood where there are miles of peaceful woodland trails to enjoy. The house itself has a delightful courtyard, with yew trees, lawns and brick paths. Inside you can explore the Tudor Kitchen, the 16th century Great Halland the library. View Full Details>>
Battlefields Trail20 miles (32 km)This interesting walking trail links three of England's most significant Battlefields: View Full Details>>
Birmingham and Fazeley Canal15 miles (24 km)Enjoy a walk or cycle along the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal from the city centre of Birmingham to the town of Fazeley in Staffordshire. Along the way there's lots of pretty locks, old bridges, nature reserves and wildlife to look out for. View Full Details>>
Brandon Marsh2 miles (2.5 km)This lovely nature reserve near Coventry has some nice footpaths taking you around a series of lakes and lagoons. There's 220 acres of reedbeds, willowcarr, grassland and woodland to explore. There's also views of the River Avon, a nature trail and a brass rubbing trail. Look out for wildlife including Otter,Bittern,Badger,Great Crested Newt,Long-eared Owl. View Full Details>>
Brandon Woods2 miles (3.5 km)These woods near Coventry have a network of good footpaths to follow around the 178 acre site. Since 1981 the site has been maintained and improved by voluntary workers from the Friends of Brandon Wood and is now reverting to natural broad-leaved woodland. The site is great for flora and fauna with over 330 plant species and more than 50 species of tree.Look out for pretty wildflowers including lesser celandine, wood anemone, primrose, bluebell, ragged robin, bee and spotted orchids, germander speedwell and birdsfoot trefoil. Also keep your eyes peeled for wildlife including Muntjac deer, buzzard, sparrowhawk, kestrel and great spotted woodpeckers. View Full Details>>
Burton Dassett Hills Country Park3 miles (5.5 km)This super country park is comprised of a group of ironstone hills which rise to 203m (667 ft). As such there are splendid views over the surrounding Warwickshire countryside from Burton Dassett. There are 100 acres to explore with sites of historical interest such as the beacon, quarry remains and the nearby 12th Century All Saints Church. View Full Details>>
Charlecote Park2 miles (4 km)Enjoy an easy walk around the beautiful Charlecote Park in Wellesbourne, Warwickshire. It's a splendid place for a stroll with miles of footpaths taking you around the extensive estate. You can walk along the River Avon and see the waterfall before ambling around the large lake. Then cross the River Dene to the Deer Park where there are several fallow deer to observe. You can also explore the grand Victorianhouse. It has been home to the Lucy family for centuries with the parkbuilt in 1558 by SirThomas Lucy. See the porch built for the visit Elizabeth Iand explore the Great Hall with centuries of Lucy family portraits. View Full Details>>
Coombe Country Park4 miles (6 km)Explore500 acres of beautiful gardens, woodland and lakes in this country park near Coventry. The park has a number of walking trails taking you through the Wildflower Meadow, the Formal Victorian Gardens and Arboretum, the Capability Brown landscaped deer park and peaceful woodland. There is also a lovely lakeside path with splendid views of Coombe Abbey. The park has very good facilities with a Visitor Centre and Discovery Centre with interactive exhibits. View Full Details>>
Cotswold Round217 miles (349 km)Travel through some of the most beautiful countryside and prettiest villages in England on this circular walk View Full Details>>
Coughton Court2 miles (4 km)Explore the beautiful gardens of the Tudor Coughton Court, before a lovely waterside stroll along the River Arden on this walking route in Warwickshire. The grounds include the walled garden, lake, knot garden, vegetable garden, orchard and bog garden. You can then continue through the meadow and the pretty bluebell wood before joining the Arden Way towards Spernall. You then return to the house with a waterside stretch along the River Arden. View Full Details>>
Coventry Canal38 miles (61 km)Enjoy waterside cycling and walking along the 38 mile long Coventry Canal towpath. Walkers can follow the whole of the route while cyclists can enjoy lovely sections through Coventry and from Marston Junction to Nuneaton. View Full Details>>
Coventry Way40 miles (64 km)This walk circles the countryside around Coventry taking you through some fine Warwickshire countryside and a series of interesting villages. View Full Details>>
Draycote Water5 miles (8.5 km)Enjoy a lovely waterside cycle or walk around the delightful Draycote Water Country Park near Rugby View Full Details>>
Earlswood Lakes3 miles (5 km)Enjoy a stroll along these three reservoirs and into the adjacent woodland on this lovely walk in Solihull. There's a good footpath running along the lakes which includes a visit to Terry's Pool. This wildlife reserve, has a rich variety of plant and animal life including otters and turtles.Along the shore you'll see lots of prettywillowtrees and plants such as great willowherb,betony,gipsywortandyellow flag iris. The walk also takes you into the delightful View Full Details>>
Ebrington and the Foxcote Estate4 miles (6.5 km)This circular walk takes you around some beautiful countryside on the Gloucestershire/Warwickshire border in the Cotswolds AONB. It's a fairly easy walk, running for about 4 miles on good footpaths marked with yellow and blue arrows. View Full Details>>
Grand Union Canal Walk145 miles (234 km)Follow the towpath of Britain's longest canal from London to Birmingham on this fabulous waterside walk. You start in West London in a lively and attractive area with canalside bars and restaurants, before heading towards the Chiltern Hills, on through rural Northamptonshire and Warwickshire and into the Birmingham suburbs. Highlights include
  • Little Venice - the start of the walk in West London with trendy bars/cafes and historical old factories and warehouses. From here the towpath follows the Paddington Canal Arm to Hayes.
  • Iron Trunk Aqueduct - a magnificent Georgian structure, which carries the Grand Union Canal over the River Ouse, connecting the villages of Cosgrove and Wolverton
  • Willen Lake - Milton Keynes most popular park with cycling, pedalos, mini-golf and a cafe.
  • Tring Reservoirs - These four reservoirs in Tring are one of the best places for birdwatching in England. They are located next to the Wendover Canal Arm which will take you into the town of Wendover.
  • Linford Lakes-this lovely nature reserve in Milton Keynes has a number of pretty lakes and ponds
  • Hatton Locks - located near Warwick, this flight delivers 21 locks in less than two miles
  • The Canal Museum - located at the lovely village of Stoke Bruerne the museum houses stories, films, collections and displays all about our waterways.
  • Cassiobury Park and Whippendell Woods are right next to the canal in Watford and are worth exploring if you have time.
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Hartshill Country Park2 miles (2.5 km)Enjoy 137 acres of woodland and open hilltop with magnificent views across the Anker Valley View Full Details>>
Hatton Locks5 miles (8 km)This circular walk visits a flight of 21lockslocated on theGrand Union CanalinHatton, Warwickshire. The locks run for nearly 2 miles just to the west of the city of Warwick. The route takes you along the canal and then into the surrounding countryside and woodland. View Full Details>>
Heart of England Way101 miles (163 km)Follow the Heart of England Way through the Midlands of England. The walk starts from Milford Common on Cannock Chase and heads through Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire before finisihing at Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds. View Full Details>>
Henley in Arden Circular Walk6 miles (10 km)This circular walk explores the villages, rivers, canals and countryside surrounding the charming town of Henley in Arden in Warwickshire. It makes use of the Heart of England Way and the Stratford Upon Avon Canal to explore the area on good, waymarked footpaths. View Full Details>>
Kenilworth2 miles (2.5 km)A short circular walk around the Warwickshire town of Kenilworth, visiting St Mary's Abbey, Abbey Fields and Kenilworth Castle. It's a delightful area for a stroll with historic ruins, the Finham Brook, a pretty lake and attractive parkland. View Full Details>>
Kingsbury Water Park3 miles (4.3 km)Explore 15 lakes in over 600 acres of country park on this super cycle or walk in Warwickshire. There are many miles of surfaced paths around the lakes, with a bridleway around the southern perimeter of the Park. These are suitable for cyclists and bike hire is available in the park. Please note that no cycling is allowed through the Woodland Walk, around the Nature Reserve at the Broomey Croft side of the Park, or in the Visitor Centre courtyard. View Full Details>>
Knowle Canal Walk11 miles (18 km)A waterside walk along the Grand Union Canal starting from the village of Knowle near Solihull. It's a lovely section of the canal, taking you from the Grade I listed Grimshaw Hall in Knowle, to the moated manor house at Baddesley Clinton. The walk is just over 10 miles, taking in some lovely Warwickshire countryside, pretty locks, and two historical buildings. View Full Details>>
Leamington Spa10 miles (16 km)A figure of eight circuit around the Warwickshire town of Royal Leamington Spa. The route visits many of the highlights of the area including the River Avon, River Leam, Newbold Comyn Park, Jephson Gardens, Leam Valley Nature Reserve and the Grand Union Canal. It's a great place for a walk with long waterside sections, some lovely countryside and attractive parkland to explore. View Full Details>>
Macmillan Way290 miles (467 km)This long distance path links Boston in Lincolnshire to Abbotsbury in Dorset. It is promoted to raise money for the charity Macmillan Cancer Relief.
The route starts from Boston and then runs across the Fens to Bourne before joining the limestone belt. You then head to Stamford and then along the shoreline of Rutland Water to Oakham. The trail then heads south and west via Warmington to Stow-on-the-Wold, then into the Cotswolds via Cirencester and Tetbury to Bradford-on-Avon. After leaving the Cotswolds you follow the path through Somerset passing Castle Cary before entering Dorset and the final section to Abbotsbury via Sherborne. View Full Details>>
Middleton Lakes2 miles (4 km)This splendid RSPB nature reserve has several well laid out walking trails to try. It covers 400 acres with several lakes and pools, meadowland, a canal and the River Tame. There's lots of birdlife to look out for such as bittern, little egret, common pochard,tufted duckandsmew. You may also see otters, butterflies, damselflies and dragonflies in whats is one of the best wildlife sites in the midlands. View Full Details>>
Midland Link20 miles (32 km)Enjoy lakes, canals, woodlands and historic villages on this waymarked walk through the Worcestershire and Warwickshire countryside. View Full Details>>
Monarch's Way615 miles (990 km)This incredible 615-mile walk approximates the escape route taken by King Charles II in 1651 after being defeated in the Battle of Worcester. View Full Details>>
Newbold Comyn3 miles (5 km)This super park in Leamington Spa, lies on the River Leam and covers 300 acres. The park is perfect for a relaxing riverside stroll or cycle with National Cycle route 41 passing through the park. The park includes Leam Valley local nature reserve, a Wetland area with a bird hide, woodland, meadow and riverbank habitats. View Full Details>>
North Worcestershire Path31 miles (50 km)This walk runs from Bewdley to Shirley, West Midlands through four beautiful country parks. View Full Details>>
Nuneaton Rotary Walk24 miles (39 km)This super circular walk was devised by the Nuneaton Rotary Club and takes you on a tour of the countryside, parks and canals around Nuneaton. The walk begins at Weddington, by the River Anker and passes Hartshill, Higham on the Hill and Hinckley. View Full Details>>
Oakley Wood2 miles (2.5 km)Enjoy a peaceful woodland walk through Oakley Wood, near Leamington Spa. The wood covers 47 hectares (116 acres) and consists of ancient woodland with lots of bluebells and wildflowers in the spring and summer months. It's also a significant butterfly site containing 70% of Warwickshire's butterfly species including Clouded Yellow, Large White, Small White and Small Tortoiseshell. You can also look out for deer and a variety of woodland birds including spotted woodpecker and blackcap. View Full Details>>
Oversley Wood2 miles (3.5 km)Follow the woodland trails through the delightful forest on this circular walk in Alcester. The woods are located just to the south of Alcester. You can easily reach them from the town by following the Arden Way over the River Arrow and past Oversley Green. There's also a car park in the north eastern corner just off the A46. This will give you access to miles of good woodland trails. It's great in the spring and summer with lots of bluebells and wildflowers to enjoy. Look out for butterflies, badgers and lots of birdlife as you make your way through the woods. View Full Details>>
Oxford Canal Walk77 miles (124 km)Follow the Oxford Canal from Oxford to Coventry on this splendid waterside walk. You follow the towpath of the canal for the duration of the route meaning this is a fairly easy walk (providing you don't do at all at once!) View Full Details>>
Packwood House3 miles (5 km)This tudor house in Lapworth has nice footpaths to follow through the grounds and surrounding countryside. The house has gone through a major restoration project and includes a fine collection of 16th-century textiles and furniture. It's surrounded by a lovely park with a lake, pretty gardens, fine topiary and woodland. There's also herbaceous borders, wildflower meadows and a beautiful orchard. View Full Details>>
Pooley Country Park6 miles (9 km)This cycle or walk takes you around the lovely Pooley Country Park in Warwickshire. In the park you will find the Coventry Canal, a number of pretty lakes and the ruins of a Benedictine priory. The Alvecote Priory was founded in 1159with the main entrance arch still standing at around 20 feet high. View Full Details>>
Rollright Stones6 miles (10 km)This walk follows the Shakespeare's Way long distance footpath from Chipping Norton to the Rollright Stones on the Oxfordshire/Warwickshire border. This fascinating group of Neolithic and Bronze Age megalithic monuments consists of three groups: the King's Men stone circle, the Whispering Knights burial chamber and the single King Stone. It is said that the stones are a representation of a king and his knights who had been turned to stone by a witch. View Full Details>>
Ryton Pools Country Park5 miles (8.7 km)Enjoy a cycle or walk around this lovely park in Ryton, Warwickshire. The park covers 100 acres and includes a number of cycling and walking trails, a large area of peaceful woodland and the four tranquil pools after which the park is named. Ryton Pools also includes a visitor centre, bird hides and a miniature railway. View Full Details>>
Shakespeare's Avon Way92 miles (148 km)This terrific waterside walk follows the River Avon from its source near Naseby to its confluence with the Severn at Tewkesbury. View Full Details>>
Shakespeare's Way146 miles (235 km)This walk follows a route that Shakespeare may have taken when travelling between Stratford-upon-Avon and London. The path passes through the Chilterns, Oxford, Blenheim Park, the Cotswolds, the valley of the River Stour and the Thames Valley making for a beautiful and varied walk. There are lovely waterside stretches along the Oxford Canal and the River Thames into London. View Full Details>>
Shustoke Reservoir2 miles (3 km)Enjoy an easy circular walk around this pretty reservoir in Coleshill, Warwickshire. A good footpath runs around the perimeter of the water, with woodland and wildfowers around the water's edge. The River Bourne also runs through the site. View Full Details>>
Solihull Way19 miles (30 km)Starting at View Full Details>>
Stratford Greenway5 miles (8 km)This 5 mile cycling and walking trail runs along a disused railway line from Stratford Upon Avon to Long Marston. The greenway follows the route of the old Honeybourne Line passing the Stratford Upon Avon Racecourse before crossing the River Avon and the River Stour. You then pass Milcote where there is a nice picnic area with a refurbished railway carriage cafe. It's about half way along the route so a nice place to stop for refreshments. The final section takes you through the countryside to the finish point at the village of Long Marston. View Full Details>>
Stratford Upon Avon3 miles (5.5 km)The Warwickshire town of Stratford Upon Avon is famously associated with William Shakespeare. It's a very attractive place with a fascinating history and a number of great walks to try. This short circular walk takes you along the River Avon to the Stratford Upon Avon race course. It's about 1.5 mile walk along the river to the course with the option of returning on the opposite side by crossing the river at the bridge near the race course. View Full Details>>
Stratford Upon Avon Canal26 miles (42 km)Enjoy waterside cycling and walking on this 26 mile canal which runs from Stratford Upon Avon to Birmingham. The whole route can be walked while cyclists can enjoy the sections from Stratford Upon Avon to Wilmcote at one end and through the outskirts of Birmingham at the other. View Full Details>>
Tamworth Canal Walk4 miles (6.5 km)This walk follows the towpath of the Coventry Canal through Tamworth, from Fazeley Junction to Pooley Country Park. It's a very pleasant section of the canal, running for just over 4 miles with pretty locks, barges, old bridges and tree lined sections. View Full Details>>
Warwick5 miles (8.5 km)A circular walk around the town of Warwick, visiting the castle, the River Avon and the Grand Union Canal. View Full Details>>
Warwickshire Centenary Way98 miles (158 km)Starting at Kingsbury Water Park (video below) in the north of the county this lovely walk takes you through the River Tame Valley, Atherstone Ridge, Nuneaton, Coombe Abbey Park at Coventry (video below), Kenilworth, Warwick, Leamington Spa, Burton Dassett Hills, Edge Hill, Shipston-on-Stour and Ilmington Downs before finishing at Upper Quinton. View Full Details>>
Warwickshire Millennium Way100 miles (161 km)Follow the Millennium Way through the Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Northamptonshire countryside from Pershore to Middleton Cheney. The walk visits Stoulton, Inkberrow, Henley in Arden, Meriden, Kenilworth, Leamington Spa, Warwick, Long Itchington, Chipping Warden before finishing at Middleton Cheney. The walk includes waterside stretches along the River Avon, the Grand Union Canal and the Stratford Upon Avon Canal. View Full Details>>
Welcombe Hills Country Park2 miles (3.5 km)Enjoy wonderful views over Stratford-Upon-Avon and the surrounding Warwickshire countryside in this elevated country park View Full Details>>
Whichford Wood1 miles (2 km)Enjoy a short, peaceful stroll through these delightful woods on the edge of the Cotswolds. The area consists of Broadleaved and conifer woodland with a number of woodland walking trails to try. There are lovely views over the surrounding Warwickshire countryside from the forest too. Look out for various wildflowers, bluebells and wildlife including fallow deer. After your walk you can enjoy refreshments at the pub in the village of Whichford. View Full Details>>

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