A Coventry Way: 21 Circular Walks

Parks & Walks

Ages:

  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults

Venue:

Outdoor

Cost:

Free

Description

A Coventry Way

“A Coventry Way” is a 40 mile long distance countryside route around the outskirts of the city of Coventry. Rarely more than 5 miles from the centre of Coventry, the majority of the path is off-road, and passes through mainly agricultural land in Warwickshire and Solihull. If you're interested in the full walk, find the details here.


21 Circular Walks around Coventry

There is a series of circular walks linked to the "A Coventry Way" route, ranging from 2.5 to 12 miles in length. The walks are contained within an area of a 6.5 mile radius from the centre of Coventry, and can be accessed using public transport.

Accessibility: All routes are off-road in the countryside with regular stiles to pass through. Scroll down for some shorter, stile-free routes.

Selecting the links below will allow you download the individual walks, direct from the "A Coventry Way" website. For each walk there is a map, route details, some local history and wildlife notes. A pdf viewer is required to read/print these files.

Walk 1 – Four Greens

  • Start: Junction of Hockley Lane and Eastern Green Lane
  • Distance: 7.0 miles (Shorter option 5.5 miles)

Walk 2 – Two Greens, a Common and a Well

  • Start: Berkswell Station or The Bear Inn, Berkswell
  • Distance: 5.5 miles (Shorter option 4.5 miles)

Walk 3 – Around Burton Green

  • Start: The Peeping Tom, Cromwell Lane
  • Distance: 7.0 miles (Shorter option: 4.5 miles)

Walk 4 – The Castle, Common & Manors Beyond

  • Start: Kenilworth Castle car park off Castle Road
  • Distance: 9.0 miles (Shorter option: 8 miles)

Walk 5 – Town & Country

  • Start: War Memorial Park, Coventry
  • Distance: 12 miles (Shorter option: 7 miles)

Walk 6 – After Tea

  • Start: Vicarage Road, Stoneleigh
  • Distance: 3.5 miles

Walk 7 – As Far As Cubbington

  • Start: Old School in lay-by at Bubbenhall
  • Distance: 9 miles (Shorter option: 3.5 miles)


Walk 8 – Five Villages

  • Start: Lay-by adjacent to old school on A445
  • Distance: 10 miles (Shorter option: 8.5 miles)

Walk 9 – Dunsmore Heath

  • Start: War Memorial Main Street, Wolston
  • Distance: 9.0 miles (Shorter option: 5.5 miles)

Walk 10 – Limestone Trail

  • Start: Priory Road, Wolston
  • Distance: 8.5 miles (Shorter option: 5.5 miles)

Walk 11 – The Abbey

  • Start: Coombe Abbey Visitor Centre
  • Distance: 9 miles (Shorter option: 6.5 miles)

Walk 12 – Eight Bridges

  • Start: Barr Lane, off Broad Street, Brinklow
  • Distance: 8.5 miles (Shorter option: 7 miles)

Walk 13 – Withybrook Wander

  • Start: Junction of Overstone Road & Featherbed Lane
  • Distance: 7.5 miles (Shorter option: 6 miles)

Walk 14 – Through Bulkington

  • Start: Rose & Castle, Ansty Grid
  • Distance: 8.0 miles (Shorter option: 5.5 miles)

Walk 15 – The Canal Trail

  • Start: Hawkesbury Junction, north Coventry
  • Distance: 8.0 miles (Shorter option: 6 miles)

Walk 16 – Breach Brook Route

  • Start: Corley Ash, Junction of Tamworth Rd & Square Lane
  • Distance: 7.5 miles (Shorter option: 6 miles)

Walk 17 – Two Castles & A Manor

  • Start: Fillongley, junction of Coventry Road & Church Lane
  • Distance: 5.5 miles (Shorter option: 4 miles)

Walk 18 – Three Corleys

  • Start: Corley Moor
  • Distance: 7.5 miles (Shorter option: 6.5 miles)

Walk 19 – Ancient Arden

  • Start: Junction of Watery Lane & Green Lane, Corley Moor
  • Alternate start at The White Lion pub in Allesley
  • Distance: 8 miles (Shorter option: 6 miles)

Walk 20 – Around The Dome

  • Start: Old Road, Meriden
  • Distance: 7.5 miles (Shorter option: 5.5 miles)

Walk 21 – The Broad Ridge

  • Start: Queen’s Head, Old Road, Meriden
  • Distance: 4 miles (Shorter option: 2.5 miles)

Stile Free Walks

If you are looking for shorter, stile-free walks, these can be found here. These walks start and finish at The Bear, Berkswell.

  • Walk 2S - Distance: 1.3 miles
  • Walk 2T - Distance: 2.1 miles
  • Walk 2U - Distance: 1.8 miles

Find all the details here.


Buy (or download) the book

The 21 Circular Walks plus book describes the 21 walks, each with a map and a route description. Every walk has its own wildlife notes, written by local ecologist Ian Tanner, and brief interest/history notes. Details of bus routes and bus stops are given, together with suitable car parking places. The latest edition was published in 2019. It is available to purchase from local outlets and can also be downloaded in a pdf version by following this link.


Full credit to the A Coventry Way Association for these fantastic walks. They organise Work Parties to clear overgrown footpaths and install and maintain kissing gates, footbridges and way-mark posts so that A Coventry Way and the 21 Circular Walks remain open for walkers to enjoy. Find more information and all of the walks at www.acoventryway.org.uk.



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Contact details

Address:

Coventry