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Atherstone

Warwickshire


Slow Ways linking Atherstone and Hinckley, Market Bosworth, New Arley, Nuneaton, Polesworth, Wood End (North Warwickshire)

England / Warwickshire / Atherstone

Atherstone’s six Slow Ways are 67% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 4/6
verified: 3/6
and surveyed: 3/6

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Walk to Atherstone from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Atherstone—Hinckley
Athhin one Pioneer me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 100m Descent 124m
Atherstone—Market Bosworth
Athmar one Pioneer me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 80m Descent 123m
Atherstone—Nuneaton
Athnun two Enjoy me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 106m Descent 100m
New Arley—Atherstone
Newath one Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 160m Descent 96m
New Arley—Atherstone
Newath two Verify me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 100m Descent 168m
Polesworth—Atherstone
Polath one Pioneer me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 130m Descent 112m
Polesworth—Atherstone
Polath two Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 36m Descent 16m
Wood End (North Warwickshire)—Atherstone
Wooath one

Double check Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 138m Descent 173m
Wood End (North Warwickshire)—Atherstone
Wooath two Enjoy me Distance 7km/5mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

61% of Atherstone’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

9/9

drawn

6/9

reviewed

4/9

surveyed

3/9

verified

7 people have contributed to Atherstone’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

4 people have surveyed a route in Atherstone

58km out of 95km have been walked and reviewed

143km of reviews have been shared in Atherstone

Latest Updates

Hugh Hudson surveyed Newath two

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David Sanderson took this photo on Newath two

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Only required interpretation crossing a couple of golf courses where they haven't marked the right of way. Mainly offroad, but where it isn't there is mostly pavement or it's along a quiet lane. Steps and stiles so not great for wheels...

David Sanderson

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Another footpath leads us back over the golf course and continues through fields to Barley Close Lane, where we turn right, then left on Ridge Lane which has a pavement. Our path goes through an alleyway just before the pub, then goes left between fields and gardens, then right along a field edge into another golf course....

Hugh Hudson

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We pioneered this route from Atherstone to New Arley, but decided to make a few minor changes which I have uploaded as NEWATH two. I will write a more detailed review with pictures there....

Hugh Hudson

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New Arley—Atherstone

Hugh Hudson added Newath two, a new walk from New Arley to Atherstone

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Hugh Hudson surveyed Polath two

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Hugh Hudson surveyed Athnun two

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We need to cross at some point before the railway station, where we follow the side road under the railway then turn right down onto the canal towpath. We turn right onto Bridge Street (or take the path through the park over the footbridges) and right again onto High Street....

Hugh Hudson

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Leaving the meeting point in Nuneaton, we go a short distance west along Queens Road, then right onto Harefield Street and left onto Newdegate Street. We follow Coleshill Street, crossing South Street with care (or using the zebra crossing further left) then past the post office to Long Street, where we cross, turn left then right up Market Street to reach the Atherstone meeting point in the Market Place....

Hugh Hudson

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A lovely wander along the canal - the other reviews have covered the detail I think! Direct train between the two places so you can return to your car easily at the other end!...

Marion Frankland

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A lovely SlowWays route which largely follows the Coventry Canal. Urban walking at both ends is very short and simple, and there are pubs, cafes, convenience shops and takeaways with plenty of opportunity for refreshments at the beginning or end of the route. I walked the route in August and the path was completely dry, however in the winter the towpath may become muddy....

Dan Phelan

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Nice route with a variety of terrains ranging from arable fields, woodland areas, some quiet roads and a short section of busier road with footpath beside....

agtaylor123

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Once on the Coventry Canal it's a straight, and easy to navigate, route towards Atherstone....

Dan Phelan

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Atherstone—Nuneaton

David Sanderson added Athnun two, a new walk from Atherstone to Nuneaton

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The route to the canal is by pavement along some main roads, there are plenty of crossings and it's not long before you are on the Coventry Canal. The route from canal to meeting point is direct but safe and Atherstone has its own array of stops and shops for you to peruse....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Athnun two

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Polesworth and Atherstone are both lovely towns, and all the middle of the walk is along the canal. I was really pleased with the countryside views afforded from the canal, though, and so I thought this route was particularly picturesque and pleasant for walking!...

mtormey

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The short section alongside the A5 needs care if you have children but once on the diverted footpath along the disused railway it's safe. The road could provide a direct route to Wood End but it had a fair bit of traffic, the path across the field avoids this and has the benefit of a good view southwards before meeting the pavement for a safe walk finish....

Ken

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This is a simple easy walk to follow....

Ken

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Having crossed the River Anker via the old bridge, there is a short section of pavement to walk before joining the towpath of the Coventry Canal. The surroundings have some variety in the short distance with North Warwickshire countryside around the River Anker and dotted villages....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Polath two

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This may be a nice route which I didn't walk but is it a Slow Way? I think not. Eight miles when it could be three miles less....

Ken

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Beyond the edge of Atherstone there is a short section along the pavement of the A5, but you soon leave to join the wooded footpath and its views towards Merevale. There is a short section of lane walking along "Waste Lane" up Waste Hill but the lane is open and there are spaces to move to the side, I felt safe throughout. There is another short section of lane walking beyond it, where some caution is needed but you seen take a footpath to the left which crosses a field to Wood End....

David Sanderson

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Wood End (North Warwickshire)—Atherstone

Ken added Wooath two, a new walk from Wood End (North Warwickshire) to Atherstone

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Polesworth—Atherstone

David Sanderson added Polath two, a new walk from Polesworth to Atherstone

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Atherstone—Hinckley

Slow Ways added Athhin one, a new walk from Atherstone to Hinckley

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Atherstone—Market Bosworth

Slow Ways added Athmar one, a new walk from Atherstone to Market Bosworth

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New Arley—Atherstone

Slow Ways added Newath one, a new walk from New Arley to Atherstone

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Polesworth—Atherstone

Slow Ways added Polath one, a new walk from Polesworth to Atherstone

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Wood End (North Warwickshire)—Atherstone

Slow Ways added Wooath one, a new walk from Wood End (North Warwickshire) to Atherstone

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Atherstone, Wed 21 February

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Atherstone’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SP3082297893

Lat / Lon

52.57800° / -1.54658°

Easting / Northing

430,822E / 297,893N

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