Canley FordParks & Walks
- All the family
- Under 5s
- School age
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. Check out our YouTube video here!
Canley Ford | Family Friendly Walks in Coventry
The area around Canley Ford is a great place to take a stroll and is very popular with families with young children and dog walkers.
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 Resting Kestrel - created by the Polish-born sculptor Walenty Pytel. He was kidnapped by the Nazis as a young child but was rescued by his mother and brought to England where he grew up and developed his talents as an artist.
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!
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.
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.
A great place for dog walking. Watch out for the signs, as some of the meadows only permit dogs on a lead.
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.
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.