Canley Ford

Parks & Walks

Ages:

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

Venue:

Outdoor

Cost:

Free

Description

Canley Ford is situated between Hearsall Golf Course and Stivichall Common. It forms part of the Millennium Green Local Nature Reserve, and is a great place for all the family to explore.

The main footpath through Canley Ford is along Canley Brook, which itself is worth exploring for wildlife, and it's a great paddling spot for dogs!

There is a small wood to explore, and three picturesque meadows... ideal for a picnic amongst the flowers and wildlife.

Things to look out for:

In the Wildflower Meadow, there is a striking sculpture of a Phoenix - erected as part of the Pheonix Initiative to revitalise and improve the Coventry area.

Watch where you're walking and you may find some pretty stone mosaics on the ground!

In one of the meadows there is a small pond, where Damselflies and Tadpoles can be found!

Walking Trails:

There is a lovely circular walking route from War Memorial Park along Canley Brook. The route is 6 miles, unfortunately not accessible for buggy's.

Find the route details here.

Accessibility:

The main footpath along the stream is buggy friendly, however please note there are kissing gates and steps on to the meadows, so we advise leaving the buggy at home.

Dogs: 

A great place for dog walking. Watch out for the signs, as some of the meadows only permit dogs on a lead.

Parking:

There is limited layby parking on the Canley Ford road. Or we recommend parking at War Memorial Park and walking to Canley Ford from there. See the above walking trail.

Maintenance:

The area is well maintained by Friends of Canley Ford - a group of volunteers who are committed to improving the environment in and around Canley Ford for conservation and wildlife purposes.

Open hours

MondayOpen 24 Hours
TuesdayOpen 24 Hours
WednesdayOpen 24 Hours
ThursdayOpen 24 Hours
FridayOpen 24 Hours
SaturdayOpen 24 Hours
SundayOpen 24 Hours