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Brinklow

Warwickshire


Slow Ways linking Brinklow and Bedworth, Coventry, Lutterworth, Rugby, Stoneleigh

England / Warwickshire / Brinklow

Brinklow’s five Slow Ways are 70% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 3/5
and surveyed: 1/5

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Walk to Brinklow from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Bedworth—Brinklow
Bedbri one Survey me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 94m Descent 106m
Brinklow—Lutterworth
Brilut one Review me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 137m Descent 166m
Brinklow—Rugby
Brirug one

Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 75m Descent 97m
Brinklow—Rugby
Brirug two Survey me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 139m Descent 160m
Coventry—Brinklow
Covbri one Survey me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 88m Descent 71m
Coventry—Brinklow
Covbri two Enjoy me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 116m Descent 101m
Stoneleigh—Brinklow
Stonbri one Verify me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 133m Descent 102m

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Collective progress

71% of Brinklow’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

7/7

drawn

7/7

reviewed

2/7

surveyed

4/7

verified

9 people have contributed to Brinklow’s Slow Ways

3 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Brinklow

99km out of 99km have been walked and reviewed

241km of reviews have been shared in Brinklow

Latest Updates

Ruth Illing Palmer took this photo on Covbri one

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Pleased to find a trig point just out of town and fields were a little waterlogged, but passable (we have had a lot of rain recently)....

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Stoneleigh—Brinklow

Jonathan Schoales pledged to walk Stonbri one

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Stoneleigh—Brinklow

Jonathan Schoales pledged to walk Stonbri one

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This route takes you out of Coventry city centre through Hillfields and along the Coventry canal, through woodlands and crossing over some of the major A roads in Coventry before walking through fields and farms at the back of Coombe Abbey and into Brinklow. There were two short sections on quite busy roads which do require some care. Refreshments available from shops and pubs on the way out of Coventry and pubs, a cafe and the village store in Brinklow....

LauraPD

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From Peter Hall it's a bit of walking on the road before you get to the track to Hillfields & Walsgrave Farms. Eventually the route reaches the Sowe Valley & Stoke Floods Green which is a welcome break from the road walking, but it's not long before you're back next to the traffic for the remainder of the journey into the City....

Steve Litchfield

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Steve Litchfield took this photo on Covbri two

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Like a previous review, I wondered why the route diverted away from the canal for a short section, but I agree it does add a little more variety....

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Steve Litchfield took this photo on Brirug two

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Good route following the Coventry Way for the whole journey so well sign posted. Have walked a number of times. A few changes coming out of Ryton due to new warehouses but signposted....

Swifth

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There are places to stop for food/drink along the route - Brinklow has pubs and shops (and a nice chippy), Wolston, Ryton, Bubbenhall have pubs and/or shops and there is a lavender farm just outside Bubbenhall that has a cafe which appears to be open Friday/Saturday (at time of writing)...

Marion Frankland

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Marion Frankland took this photo on Stonbri one

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There is only a short section on a road without a pavement in Brinklow which you need to take care on, but the rest of the route is away from roads or through a residential area (on the outskirts of Rugby)....

LauraPD

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The canal tow path is narrow, so not great if you like to walk next to your walking buddy, but otherwise is passable....

Marion Frankland

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Marion Frankland took this photo on Bedbri one

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A few trips away from the busy city as you get to follow both the canal and the River Sowe for a short while, before heading through Coombe Abbey Park and onto Brinklow. Ice cream, cafe and toilets available in Coventry and at Coombe Abbey (a short detour off of the route)...

Marion Frankland

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A pleasant walk out of Coventry, with a detour to follow the River Sowe for a while, before moving through Coombe Abbey Park and picking up the Coventry Way to Binklow....

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Marion Frankland took this photo on Covbri two

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Brinklow—Rugby

David Sanderson added Brirug two, a new walk from Brinklow to Rugby

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The route leaves the village and passes through grassy fields. The route leaves the canal to pass through village of Ansty, where there is an "Eatery". The section by Park Farm was a little confusing, but only because the route is marked differently on the map to how it is on the trail....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Bedbri one

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3 Following the route from Rugby, as I did, at SP 4984 7701 the route quite specifically tells you to turn right and follow a path to a bridge where you can supposedly join the Oxford Canal. Had the route not directed me right I would have found a set of steps to the canal further ahead...

David Sanderson

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Joining up with a cycle route, over the current railway and then along an old railway you soon find yourself on the Oxford Canal. The path leaves the canal for a section, which I questioned at the time, but it helps to add some variety to the walk, as you follow a track through woods, then have a very short section of lane before rejoining the canal....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Brirug two

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Follows named paths but some junctions lacked signage so detailed route was required. Varied across fields, canal tow path very little on road. I would walk it again...

June

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A few points of note: when leaving Brinklow near the start you walk along a stream - make sure you are on the right hand side of the fence otherwise you will not get through. Approaching the M6 crossing there are very few markers and the overgrown or planted fields give no clear route through....

Laura

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Only possible issue to be aware of would be the section after passing under A46 (west to east) before entering Coombe Abbey grounds, hedge possibly impinging onto the footpath could narrow the path and there is quite fast traffic (we walked in spring)....

Laura

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It makes good use of old railway to exit Rugby, but long sections of Oxford canal path are in very poor condition....

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Easy to follow with no serious obstacles - 1 high stile in early part. Provides a mix of field paths and urban parks. Last 2 miles into Coventry is rather dull with streets full of waste bins....

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Coventry—Brinklow

Slow Ways added Covbri two, a new walk from Coventry to Brinklow

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Brinklow

danravenellison surveyed Brinklow

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Stoneleigh—Brinklow

John Milroy added Stonbri one, a new walk from Stoneleigh to Brinklow

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Bedworth—Brinklow

Slow Ways added Bedbri one, a new walk from Bedworth to Brinklow

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Brinklow—Lutterworth

Slow Ways added Brilut one, a new walk from Brinklow to Lutterworth

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Brinklow—Rugby

Slow Ways added Brirug one, a new walk from Brinklow to Rugby

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Coventry—Brinklow

Slow Ways added Covbri one, a new walk from Coventry to Brinklow

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Brinklow, Wed 28 February

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Light rain

Brinklow’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SP4351679411

Lat / Lon

52.41099° / -1.36168°

Easting / Northing

443,516E / 279,411N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Brinklow's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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