GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lichfield Canal

1 miles (1.5 km)

Enjoy an easy walk along a section of the Lichfield Canal Heritage Trail. It runs along a recently restored section of the Lichfield Canal in Lichfield, Staffordshire. The walk starts from just south of Darnford Park. You then follow the canal west past the Borrowcop Locks Canal Park.
Just to the east the canal links with the Coventry Canal where there are nice cycling and walking trails along the towpath. The Heart of England Way also crosses this section of the canal.
You can pick it up near Darnford and follow it south towards Sutton Coldfield. Following it north west will take you through the city to the cathedral. Here you can learn about over 1300 years of history in the only medieval three-spired Cathedral in England. The route then heads west through the countryside towards Burntwood.

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Lichfield Canal OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lichfield Canal Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking in the area try the Lichfield City Walk which visits some of the historical highlights of the city.
To the south there's the village of Shenstone where you can pick up the Shenstone Walk to the Wall Roman Site. The English Heritage run site includes the ancient remains of the town and an interesting museum.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Staffordshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Lichfield Canal at Borrowcop Locks Canal Park in Nov 2016

Lichfield Canal at Borrowcop Locks Canal Park in Nov 2016

Lichfield Canal Water

Lichfield Canal Water

Lock Restoration, Lichfield Canal - - 428925

Lock Restoration 2016.

Lichfield Canal being restored at Borrowcop Locks in Lichfield, Dec2016

The Canal in the process of restoration by Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust. This section runs along the A38, where the A51 crosses the route of the canal.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Lichfield Canal.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)