GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Shustoke Reservoir

2 miles (3 km)

Enjoy an easy circular walk around this pretty reservoir in Coleshill, Warwickshire. A good footpath runs around the perimeter of the water, with woodland and wildfowers around the water's edge. The River Bourne also runs through the site. You can start your outing from the public car park at the south western end of the water, close to Shustoke village.
The Heart of England Way and the Warwickshire Centenary Way both pass the reservoir so you could pick up one of these long distance trails to extend your walk. Cyclists can reach the reservoir on the North Warwickshire Cycle Way.

Postcode

B46 2BE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Shustoke Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Shustoke Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The 18th century Plough Inn in the village is a good choice for post walk refreshment. They do a lovely Sunday lunch which you can enjoy in the fine garden area on warmer days. Inside there's a charming interior with low ceilings and nooks and crannies. You can find them on the Green at postcode B46 2AN for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The lakeside path is ideal for dogs so you're bound to see other owners on a fine day. The Plough Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Coleshill Walk visits the reservoir from the nearby town. It also stops off at the pretty Cole End Nature Reserve on the River Cole. The historic town is also a fine place for a stroll with a series of old coaching inns and a noteworthy 13th century church to investigate.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Warwickshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

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Shustoke Reservoir. On a sunny, blowy Sunday the sailing club is busy and a flock of Canada geese and a few pairs of swans are also out on the water.

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The east end of the reservoir. Nearby is a bridge which crosses the river and the railway.

Shustoke village - geograph.org.uk - 108590

Shustoke village, a pub and a cycle repair shop...what more do you need?

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The western end on a fine summer day.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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