WarwickRoyal Leamington Spa

Warroy three
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By Mary Oz on 12 May 2022


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Description

As previous routes but with a bit more tweaking for accuracy at the aqueduct, and next to the weir near Victoria Park at the Leamington Spa end

As previous routes but with a bit more tweaking for accuracy at the aqueduct, and next to the weir near Victoria Park at the Leamington Spa end

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Reviews - 7

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (7)

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Grade 2: Mostly smooth and compacted surfaces, but there may be some loose gravel, muddy patches or cobbles.
Access grade X: At least one stile, flight of steps or other obstacle that is highly likely to block access for wheelchair and scooter users.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
Maybe present Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (1)
Present at time of survey Accommodation (1)
Maybe present Accommodation < £50 (1)
Not present at time of survey Campsite (1)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (1)
Maybe present Free wifi (1)
Maybe present Public phone (1)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (1)
Not present at time of survey Train station (1)
Present at time of survey Bench (1)
Not present at time of survey Picnic table (1)
Present at time of survey Bus stop (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry (1)

Challenges

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Not present at time of survey Scrambling (1)
Not present at time of survey Wading (1)
Not present at time of survey Swimming (1)
Not present at time of survey Climbing (1)
Not present at time of survey Stepping stones (1)
Maybe present Very slippery (1)
Maybe present Very muddy (1)
Maybe present Very icy (1)
Maybe present Likely to flood (1)
Not present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
Not present at time of survey Crops encroaching on path (1)
Not present at time of survey Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Not present at time of survey Stiles (1)
Present at time of survey Step and kerbs (1)
Maybe present Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
Present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
Not present at time of survey Gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Kissing gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Locked gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Disables access gates (1)
Present at time of survey Cycle barriers (1)
Not present at time of survey Ladders (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle grids (1)
Not present at time of survey Fords (1)
Not present at time of survey Narrow bridges (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (1)
Not present at time of survey Acceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Unacceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Dangerous road crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on paths beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Walking on verges beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Railway crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey River crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Horses possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Tidal area (1)
Not present at time of survey Potential falls (1)
Not present at time of survey Exposed to elements (1)
Not present at time of survey Remote area (1)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (1)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (1)
Not present at time of survey No visible path (1)
Not present at time of survey Seasonal nesting birds (1)
Present at time of survey Other hazards (1)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Present at time of survey Free of stiles (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (1)

Measurements

Surveyors were asked to measure the narrowest and steepest parts of paths.

Narrowest part of path: no data

The steepest uphill gradient East: no data

The steepest uphill gradient West: no data

The steepest camber: no data

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Clear (1)

Successfully completed

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Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Recommended by an expert

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Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Terrain

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There is no data on how much of this route is on roads

There is no data on how much of this route is lit at night

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There is no data on muddiness

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Start and end points

Warwick
Grid Ref SP2797864824
Lat / Lon 52.28087° / -1.59131°
Easting / Northing 427,978E / 264,824N
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Royal Leamington Spa
Grid Ref SP3175065230
Lat / Lon 52.28431° / -1.53598°
Easting / Northing 431,750E / 265,230N
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reviews


Bostal Boy

27 Mar 2023 Spring

A traffic-free route along river banks and a canal towpath. A great way of exploring two historical towns. Well recommended for visitors. The route is accurately plotted on the map and easy to follow on the ground. Lots of interesting sights along the way. One steep flight of steps between the River Avon and the Grand Union Canal aqueduct overhead.

In March it was a bit wet and muddy underfoot in sections. Takes about an hour to walk it.

As an alternative, you can take the towpath all the way from the aqueduct to Leamington railway station.


Steve Litchfield

08 Jun 2022 Spring

I use this route often as I live locally. The parks at either end are popular and well looked after, but once you are in the middle section between the two towns, it takes on a different and more rural character which is surprising given the relatively short distance.
For some reason I find hard to describe, I prefer travelling from Warwick to Leamington on this route. Maybe because after climbing the flight of stairs from the river Avon to the canal, I like to stop for a short breather and take in the view from the top of the aqueduct.
I recommend this route to anyone in the area. It can easily be combined with a journey back to the starting point using a different route incorporating more of the canal, to make it more of a circular walk for example.


David Sanderson

13 May 2022 Spring

Short, direct, mainly offroad route linking Warwick Bus Station with the very well connected railway station at Leamington Spa. We started from the Warwick end in teeming rain. A short section along the well preserved but quite busy streets delivers you to St Nicholas Park, a popular and friendly place. Paved paths lead to the River Avon and take you out of the town via increasingly narrow and muddy footpaths (glad I was wearing boots, I suspect you could get away with shoes most days). A set of steps lead up to the aqueduct of the Grand Union Canal, which you follow too briefly before leaving to join the River Leam, the riverside path of which you follow into Leamington Spa. There isn't much of Leamington to walk through before you get to the meeting place. The stops and shops all lie beyond. A really pleasant walk that packs in two towns, two rivers and a canal in 5km. Relaxing, safe and well connected.


Lynn Jackson

13 May 2022 Spring

A lovely little route with good paths and little on-road pavements (and those are in the historic towns of Warwick and Leamington Spa).


Ingrina

12 May 2022 Spring

A beautiful, relaxed route taking you through the park, alongside the River Avon and the Grand Union Canal, and another small green space when you reach Royal Leamington Spa. I personally loved going from the river to the canal - really cool to see how that is all built and works! There are stairs and some narrow paths, but in general a great walk between 2 lovely end points, whichever direction you go in!.


Saira

12 May 2022 Spring

Really lovely route ! Highlights included passing through a lovely park filled with beautiful old trees, walking along the river Avon, and following stairs up to the aqueduct! There are some very picturesque and characterful old houses in Warwick, which this route encompasses. Nice glimpse of the castle too!.


Mary Oz

12 May 2022 Spring

What a lovely route this is! Starting from Warwick it passes some interesting old buildings, then heads through a park, and reaches the River Avon. This riverside path is tarmacked, and looking back you can glimpse Warwick Castle. Shortly after passing where Cycle Route 41 crosses the river, the route leaves the tarmac across a worn, grassy footpath to stay close to the river. This is a pretty path, through trees. There were a lot of puddles in the rain, but it wasn’t really muddy.
The path goes under the railway, then under the canal, where there is then a long flight of steps to take you up to the canal. The route follows the towpath over the aqueduct and on to where the railway crosses over the canal, but leaves the towpath here to follow a footpath alongside the railway, and then the River Leam. Just past the weir, there is a pelican crossing into another riverside park walk and on to Leamington Spa Station.
This is quite a varied walk with good footpaths throughout, and is surprisingly rural for a short route joining neighbouring towns.


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