GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Tamworth Canal Walk

4 miles (6.5 km)

This walk follows the towpath of the Coventry Canal through Tamworth, from Fazeley Junction to Pooley Country Park. It's a very pleasant section of the canal, running for just over 4 miles with pretty locks, barges, old bridges and tree lined sections.
The walk starts at Fazeley Junction where the Birmingham and Fazeley Canalterminates and meets theCoventry Canal. Follow the towpath north east, passing the aqueduct over the River Tame before you make your way through Tamworth. You'll pass Bolehall and the impressive Glascote lock flight before coming to Amington. Here you can visit the Grade II listed St Editha's Church which is noted for its stained glass windows.
The route continues through the Alvecote Marina to the fascinating ruins of Alvecote Priory. The Benedictine Priory was founded in 1159with the main entrance arch still standing at around 20 feet high.
The walk finishes shortly after in Pooley Country Park where there are a number of pretty lakes with lots of wildlife to see on the water.
You can extend the walk by continuing through the park and along the canal to Polesworth and Atherstone.
At the other end of the route you can pick up the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal and follow it into the city of Birmingham.

Tamworth Canal Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Tamworth Canal Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Fazeley Junction Toll House

Fazeley Junction Toll House

Coventry Canal aqueduct over River Tame - geograph.org.uk - 703552

Coventry Canal aqueduct over River Tame

The Coventry Canal at Tamworth, Staffordshire - geograph.org.uk - 1162355

The Coventry Canal at Tamworth, Staffordshire

The Coventry Canal and Bridge No 70, near Bolehall, Staffordshire - geograph.org.uk - 1157776

The Coventry Canal and Bridge No 70, near Bolehall, Staffordshire

The Coventry Canal at Bridge No 71, Amington, Staffordshire - geograph.org.uk - 1159265

The Coventry Canal at Bridge No 71, Amington, Staffordshire

The Coventry Canal at Amington, Staffordshire - geograph.org.uk - 1157723

The Coventry Canal at Amington, Staffordshire

Glascote Bottom Lock at Tamworth, Staffordshire - geograph.org.uk - 1162329

Glascote Bottom Lock at Tamworth, Staffordshire

The Coventry Canal at Alvecote, Warwickshire - geograph.org.uk - 1155760

The Coventry Canal at Alvecote, Warwickshire

GPS Files

GPX File

Tamworth Canal Walk.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Tamworth Canal Walk.mmo (right click - 'Save As')