GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hatton Locks

5 miles (8 km)

This circular walk visits a flight of 21lockslocated on theGrand Union CanalinHatton, Warwickshire. The locks run for nearly 2 miles just to the west of the city of Warwick. The route takes you along the canal and then into the surrounding countryside and woodland.
The walk starts from the parking area in Hatton and follows a footpath a short distance to the canal. You then head east along the towpath before turning south and heading into the countryside. Follow the footpaths and country lanes to Hampton on the Hill before turning west across Grove Park.
The route skirts the edge of Whitehill Wood and then turns north past Hatton Country World. The attraction includes a number of retailers housed in old farm buildings and a family entertainment area with farm animals and an adventure playground.
Shortly after you return to the canal and follow the locks back to the car park. After your walk you can enjoy refreshments at the canal-side cafe which has waterside outdoor seating.
To extend your walking in the area you could follow the canal towpath west and visit Shrewley and Rowington, where you can pick up the Heart of England Way long distance trail. This can be followed to the nearby Baddesley Clinton where there's some nice footpaths to follow around the lakes, parkland and woodland on the estate.
This walk start from Hatton but you could also start from Warwick and follow the canal west for a couple of miles to reach the locks.

Postcode

CV35 7JL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Hatton Locks OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hatton Locks Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Hatton Arms is in an excellent location right next to the canal. You can sit outside in the lovely garden area and enjoy fine views down to the locks. It's a great place to relax on warmer days. You can find the pub at postcode CV35 7JJ for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The canal paths make for a nice dog walk and the Hatton Arms pub mentioned above is also dog friendly. They even provide dog bowls of water and treats!

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the county see the Warwickshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Hatton, Top Lock - geograph.org.uk - 1346772

Hatton, Top Lock. From here its two miles & several locks to the bottom.

Lock in the Hatton Locks

View of one of the locks on the flight

Grand Union Canal - Lock No 46 - Hatton Top Lock - geograph.org.uk - 933603

Lock No 46 - Hatton Top Lock. The original lock can be seen on the far side. Locks and bridges were constructed in concrete, the modern material of the period.

Hatton Top Lock and cottage, Warwickshire - geograph.org.uk - 1753124

Hatton Top Lock and cottage, Warwickshire. There are twenty-one wide locks in the two mile flight at Hatton on the Grand Union Canal. Together they change the water level of the navigation by 146ft 6in (44.6 metres). Despite their size they fill and empty quickly, being very well maintained. The low gearing of the paddles takes a lot of winding though! The house by the lock was (maybe is), presumably, the lock-keeper's house next to the top lock of the flight. It still appears to have no road access.

Hatton Country World - geograph.org.uk - 5124

Hatton Country World. View of the courtyard at the craft centre.

Hampton on the Hill - geograph.org.uk - 11294

The village of Hampton on the Hill at the south eastern corner of the route.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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