Circular Walk Around Rugby
This circular walk takes you around the Warwickshire town of Rugby, taking in the Oxford Canal and the Grand Central Walk Nature Reserve.
Starting at the train station you head north east to pick up the canal. You then follow the towpath south toward Hillmorton where you'll pass the impressive Hillmorton Locks. It's a very picturesque area with a series of locks and nice views of the surrounding countryside. The route continues along the Barby Straight to Wood Bridge. Just after passing the bridge you leave the canal to follow Onley Lane to the trackbed of a dismantled railway line known as the Grand Central Walk. The trail is also a nature reserve with wildlife including a variety of butterflies and birds to see along the path. Follow the trail north and it will take you back into the centre of Rugby and then onto the train station where the route finishes.
To continue your walking around Rugby head south west of the town to Draycote Water. The large lake has some nice waterside footpaths to try. The long distance Shakespeare's Avon Way also passes through the town. The waymarked footpath follows the River Avon from its source near Naseby to its confluence with the Severn at Tewkesbury.
Rugby Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Rugby Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Rugby OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Rugby Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Walks near Rugby
- Oxford Canal Walk - Follow the Oxford Canal from Oxford to Coventry on this splendid waterside walk
- Grand Central Walk Rugby - This walk takes you along the Grand Central Walk in the Warwickshire town of Rugby
- Draycote Water - Enjoy a circular waterside cycle or walk around the delightful Draycote Water Country Park near Rugby
- Shakespeare's Avon Way - This terrific waterside walk follows the River Avon from its source near Naseby to its confluence with the Severn at Tewkesbury