GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Crick Canal Walk

12 miles (19.5 km)

This Northamptonshire based village is located near Rugby in the western part of the county.
The Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal passes the village providing an opportunity for some easy waterside walking through the area.
This walk from Crick takes you along the canal to Welford where you can link up with the Welford Arm of the canal and visit the nearby Stanford Reservoir. It's a pleasant section of the canal with fine views of the surrounding Northamptonshire countryside and a series of old bridges to see.
The walk starts at the lovely Crick Wharf where there's lots of boats to see at the marina. From here you follow the towpath north past Yelvertoft marina and Elkington. You continue past the Hemplow Hills and South Kilworth where you link up with the Welford Arm of the canal. Follow this east and it will take you into the pretty village of Welford where the route finishes.

Crick OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Crick Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Photos

Grand Union Canal at Crick Wharf - geograph.org.uk - 4595648

Grand Union Canal at Crick Wharf

Yelvertoft Marina - geograph.org.uk - 1984521

Yelvertoft Marina

Narrowboat on the Grand Union Canal - geograph.org.uk - 4595349

Narrowboat on the Grand Union Canal, Winwick

Grand Union Canal, Leicester Section, Yelvertoft Fieldside Covert - geograph.org.uk - 3456066

Grand Union Canal, Leicester Section, Yelvertoft Fieldside Covert

Grand Union Canal near Cot Hill - geograph.org.uk - 4594901

Grand Union Canal near Cot Hill

Grand Union Canal, Leicester Section, Overflow into the River Avon - geograph.org.uk - 3466269

Grand Union Canal, Leicester Section, Overflow into the River Avon

Grand Union Canal, Leicester Section - geograph.org.uk - 3466210

Grand Union Canal, Leicester Section near Welford

Leicester section junction with the Welford Arm - geograph.org.uk - 3114969

Leicester section junction with the Welford Arm

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Crick.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)