GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Edstone Aqueduct Walk

6 miles (9.5 km)

This circular walk visits the Edstone Aqueduct on the Stratford Upon Avon Canal in Warwickshire. The structure is notable as the longest cast iron aqueduct in England, measuring 475 feet (145 m). The Grade II listed Aqueduct dates to 1816 and is a popular place for a stroll with nice views over the surrounding countryside from the top.
This circular walk starts from the car park off Salters Lane just south of the Aqueduct. From here you can pick up the towpath heading north past the structure to Wootton Wawen. Here you can pick up a section of the Monarch's Way and follow it south along the River Alne to the village of Aston Cantlow. Follow trails east from here and they will take you to Newnham before returning to the canal just south of the car park.


B95 6DS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Edstone Aqueduct OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Edstone Aqueduct Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head south of the site to Wilmcote and you can visit another historical local highlight at Mary Arden's Farm, the farmhouse of Mary Shakespeare (née Arden), the mother of William Shakespeare. The houses and farm are presented as a "working Tudor farm" with rare breeds including Tamworth pigs, Cotswold sheep, Longhorn cattle, Bagot and Golden Guernsey goats, geese and birds of prey.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Edstone Aqueduct - - 3027153

On the Edstone Aqueduct

Edstone Aqueduct

View from below

Stratford-upon-Avon Canal - - 2804068

Stratford-upon-Avon Canal

Lock No 39 south of Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire - - 3414814

Lock No 39 south of Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire

Bridge No 54 near Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire - - 3412914

Bridge No 54 near Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire

Railway Bridge over River Alne - - 2659994

Railway Bridge over River Alne


GPS Files

GPX File

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