GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Stratford Upon Avon Canal

26 miles (42 km)

Enjoy waterside cycling and walking on this 26 mile canal which runs from Stratford Upon Avon to Birmingham. The whole route can be walked while cyclists can enjoy the sections from Stratford Upon Avon to Wilmcote at one end and through the outskirts of Birmingham at the other.
The route starts in the centre of Stratford Upon Avon and passes through a series of pretty villages before entering the outskirts of Birmingham and finishing in King's Norton. There's lots of pretty locks and some lovely Warwickshire countryside to enjoy. Around Solihull you'll pass close to Earlswood Lakes which is well worth a small detour. You'll also pass close to the lovely Baddesley Clinton. Here you will find a moated manor house surrounded by gardens and woodland. Near here there's also the option of visiting the tudor Packwood House. You could try our Lapworth Circular Canal Walk which visits both of these interesting properties. Also, around Kingswood the canal links up with the Grand Union Canal Walk so you can easily pick up another super canal trail.

Stratford Upon Avon Canal OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Stratford Upon Avon Canal Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Just to the east of the village of Lapworth you will find the Boot Inn which has a fine canalside beer garden for the summer months. It's a great place to stop on your walk for refreshments in a picturesque location.

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Memory Map Route

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