GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Pooley Country Park

6 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.
There's also Pooley Hill to climb where you can enjoy panoramic views over the surrounding area.
Park facilities include a Visitor Centre & Tea Room.
If you're coming from the centre of Tamworth you could follow the Coventry Canal to the park on our Tamworth Canal Walk.

Postcode

B78 1JA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Pooley Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Pooley Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

There's an on site visitor centre and tea room selling a good range of meals, snacks and drinks.

Dog Walking

The park is great for dog walkers you'll probably see other owners on your visit. The woodland trails at the nearby Hopwas Woods are another ideal place to walk your dog in the area.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the south of Tamworth you'll find the RSPB's Middleton Lakes Nature reserve. The expansive reserve includes lakes, river trails, meadows and an abundance of wildlife.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Warwickshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Moorings, Pooley Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 2432781

Moorings, Pooley Country Park

Cycle and footpath trails, Pooley - geograph.org.uk - 2432832

Cycle and footpath trails. Photo with several mountain bikers (mtb) on the surfaced trails in the park.

Pooley Heritage Centre - geograph.org.uk - 2432718

Pooley Heritage Centre

Path to Pooley Heritage Centre - geograph.org.uk - 2432655

Path to the Heritage Centre

Water and Railway - geograph.org.uk - 1338826

Water and Railway. This lake is near to Pooley View, alongside the canal and railway.

Pooley View Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1323163

Pooley View Hill. On the way up to the hill top viewpoint.

Pooley Fields - Looking across a pool - geograph.org.uk - 1384349

Pond view

The Coventry Canal towards Alvecote, Warwickshire - geograph.org.uk - 1155037

The Coventry Canal towards Alvecote. To the right of the canal are several substantial pools caused by mining subsidence.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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