GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Walks in Coleshill

9 miles (15 km)

This Warwickshire based market town has some nice river and country trails for walkers to try. The historic town centre is also a pleasant place for a stroll with a number of noteworthy old buildings. These include several old coaching houses and the12th century Church of St Peter St Paulat the top of the Market Square.
This circular walk from the town visits some of the local highlights including the Cole End nature reserve and the lovely Shustoke Reservoir. It also makes use of one of the local waymarked footpaths in the shape of the Heart of England Way.
The walk starts in the town centre and follows country lanes north east out of the town. On this section you can follow a footpath north to visit the Cole End Park Nature Reserve. There's lots of interesting wildlife and plantlife to see on the site, which is located on the River Cole on the northern side of the town. You then continue east on the Blythe Road before following a public footpath through the countryside to Shustoke. Here you pass through the little village before following a circular trail around the picturesque lake. At the eastern end of the water you pick up the Heart of England Way and follow the trail south to Dover House Farm and Dumble Wood. Here you turn west to follow a trail past the Maxstokegolf course and the Pooltail woodland plantation before crossing the River Cole and returning to the town.

Coleshill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Coleshill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Green Man is easily found on the High Street. The real ale pub also has an outdoor area if the weather is good. You can find them at 68 High St, B46 3AH.
The George & Dragon is located in the town centre. They serve good quality food and have a nice garden area for warmer days. You can find them at 154 Coventry Rd with a postcode of B46 3EH for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The country and river trails make for a fine dog walk. The Green Man and the George & Dragon mentioned above are also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Near the reservoir you can also pick up the epic Warwickshire Centenary Way to explore the surrounding countryside. You could follow it north to vist Whiteacre Heath and the splendid Kingsbury Water Park where there are a series of popular waterside trails to try. You can also pick up the towpath of the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal in this area.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Warwickshire Walks page.

Photos

River Cole, Coleshill - geograph.org.uk - 159500

River Cole in the Cole End Nature Reserve. A nice place for an easy stroll on the outskirts of the town.

Alms Houses in Sumner Road Coleshill - geograph.org.uk - 903125

Delightful Alms Houses in Sumner Road Coleshill

Coleshill High Street - geograph.org.uk - 1342478

Coleshill High Street looking towards the north end and down to the river Cole.

Heart Of England Way in Dumble Wood - geograph.org.uk - 451214

Dumble Wood to the east of the town. Typical British May bluebells along the path in the hedgerow between fields.

Maxstoke Golfing lake - geograph.org.uk - 900409

Maxstoke Golfing lake

Footpath from Maxstoke Golf Course - geograph.org.uk - 390958

Footpath from Maxstoke Golf Course

Coleshill Church

Church of St Peter and St Paul, the parish church inColeshill, Warwickshire. The church has a splendid tall steeple dating from the 13th century and a Norman font inside.

The Green Man Public House - geograph.org.uk - 903176

The Green Man Public House. Taken from Blythe Road Coleshill looking towards Birmingham Road

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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