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Royal Leamington Spa

Warwickshire


Slow Ways linking Royal Leamington Spa and Kenilworth, Rugby, Southam, Stoneleigh, Warwick, Whitnash

England / Warwickshire / Royal Leamington Spa

Royal Leamington Spa’s six Slow Ways are 79% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 6/6
verified: 5/6
and surveyed: 2/6

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Slow Way Route To do
Kenilworth—Royal Leamington Spa
Kenroy one Survey me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 109m Descent 84m
Kenilworth—Royal Leamington Spa
Kenroy two Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 79m Descent 105m
Royal Leamington Spa—Rugby
Royrug one Verify me Distance 29km/18mi Ascent 210m Descent 270m
Royal Leamington Spa—Rugby
Royrug two Survey me Distance 27km/17mi Ascent - Descent -
Royal Leamington Spa—Rugby
Royrug three Review me Distance 27km/17mi Ascent - Descent -
Royal Leamington Spa—Southam
Roysou one

Double check Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 55m Descent 90m
Royal Leamington Spa—Southam
Roysou two Verify me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 102m Descent 138m
Royal Leamington Spa—Stoneleigh
Roysto one Survey me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 132m Descent 126m
Royal Leamington Spa—Whitnash
Roywhi one Enjoy me Distance 2km/1mi Ascent 21m Descent 3m
Warwick—Royal Leamington Spa
Warroy one Enjoy me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 39m Descent 24m
Warwick—Royal Leamington Spa
Warroy two

Double check Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 62m Descent 48m
Warwick—Royal Leamington Spa
Warroy three Enjoy me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

69% of Royal Leamington Spa’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

12/12

drawn

12/12

reviewed

3/12

surveyed

6/12

verified

21 people have contributed to Royal Leamington Spa’s Slow Ways

3 people have pledged to walk and review a route

4 people have surveyed a route in Royal Leamington Spa

162km out of 162km have been walked and reviewed

372km of reviews have been shared in Royal Leamington Spa

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One steep flight of steps between the River Avon and the Grand Union Canal aqueduct overhead....

Bostal Boy

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Really lovely route through local comyn, and through fields to Offchurch. Nice pub at Offchurch to have a drink or food at. Safe route...

Steph Lynes

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Five stars given as this is an effective way to walk from Royal Leamington Spa to Whitnash and is true to SlowsWays aim to allow people to "to walk or wheel between neighbouring settlements". It is not the most inspiring route but, unless walking a much more circuitous route, it is the best way to get between these two places....

Dan Phelan

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Considering the distance of this walk, it really seemed rather easy. Starting in Rugby and leaving along the pedestrianised market street we passed multiple places to end the walk if we'd done it in the other direction. There are some great views across the county, and even though you don't walk directly past Draycote Water, you frequently see it from your lofty vantage....

David Sanderson

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On 15 October 2022, I used this walking route to walk from Rugby to Leamington Spa. The route sets out from Rugby and mostly continues on a maintained footpath....

Sumaiya

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I walked this route from Rugby to Leamington Spa. It's hard to know about when crops are grown in some of the fields, of course, and there were a few fields where we just had to cross following the line on the map, but it was overall a well maintained and waymarked route. The stretch along Dunchurch Road is a bit less pleasant, but the pavement is generous and it's overall quick going. This route deviates from Royrug two in Frankton, sticking atop a ridge line with just fantastic views of the surroundings. There's a pavement along Oxford Road (the A423), and the rest of the stretch to where the route meets back up with Royrug two in Hunningham is extremely pleasant and easy to follow....

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Royal Leamington Spa—Rugby

mtormey added Royrug three, a new walk from Royal Leamington Spa to Rugby

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Royal Leamington Spa—Rugby

Ken added Royrug two, a new walk from Royal Leamington Spa to Rugby

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The road crossing to the Dunchurch footpath needs care look to the reservation at the Sainsbury island if traffic is busy. Next it's across fields which may not be compliant with section 134 of the Highway Act so you may be tempted to follow a track and the road if conditions are bad. I forgot to mention that the road here has a pavement so no traffic issues. Fields of grass, yes cattle but no issues and stiles so those with short legs may complain. From here it's an easy walk passing Eathorpe Hall, a crossing with care over the fast old Fosse Way then quiet lanes through the village. Once on the unclassified county road (UCR) it's plain sailing to Hunningham where it's well worth the plotted short detour along the village road to the busy riverside pub with lots of outside seating in the attractive position by the ancient bridge. To the west of Fields Farm the scar on the landscape became apparent, would I need to detour along the bridleway to the road? Beyond the leisure centre things improve and a light controlled crossing offers a safe crossing of Willes Road and a short hop to enter Jephson Gardens a stunning and rightly popular place for residents to promenade....

Ken

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After leaving the town centre, the route utilises pathways (photo 1) and back streets to avoid the busy Dunchurch Road through Overslade. The first missed trick of the route, comes at the end of the Dunchurch Road where the route here misses out a short section through Cock Robin Wood. The route then takes back lanes to avoid most of the busy roads through historic Dunchurch, except for the unavoidable way across the busy crossroads. Leaving Dunchurch, the route goes under the M45 (photo 2) to take you to Draycote Water. The route then takes you through the lovely Draycote village (photo 4) before heading west parallel to the old railway line between Rugby and Leamington. The route then takes you to the Fosse Way, where care has to be taken crossing this fast road. The final trick the route misses here is to miss out the walk through the beautiful Jephson Gardens....

Steve Litchfield

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The route between Southam and Ufton has many kissing gates and a few narrow footbridges, but after Ufton, the route is easy, especially along the canal section....

Steve Litchfield

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Seems a bit unfair to give it just 4 stars, but the relatively short and busy section walking next to the A429 sadly just blights it enough in my opinion....

Steve Litchfield

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The route as it is actually mapped here, is now impossible to do. This is mainly due to the route of HS2 cutting across the walk near Cubbington Wood. Also, the diagonal path shown in this route in the adjacent field towards the flats at Lillington was not present when I did this walk. The walk from Black Lane could take a much better route through Newbold Comyn. Instead, the suggested route takes you alongside the BMX track which is an unusual choice, and then the path alongside St Pauls school in Leamington also required considerable effort to get down as this is also ridiculously overgrown....

Steve Litchfield

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The only reason I give it more than one star is because it is the quickest and most direct walking route between the two points....

Steve Litchfield

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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....

Steve Litchfield

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

Lynn Jackson

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Short, direct, mainly offroad route linking Warwick Bus Station with the very well connected railway station at Leamington Spa....

David Sanderson

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Warwick—Royal Leamington Spa

Mary Oz added Warroy three, a new walk from Warwick to Royal Leamington Spa

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The plotting suggests that you join the canal on the near side, which you can't. The canal is an aqueduct so it's obvious that there's no way to join the canal on the near side but the group of us were left to figure out that you gain access to the canal by going under and then turning left before climbing a set of steps....

David Sanderson

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In particular, if you were heading from Leamington Spa towards Warwick, there would be a risk of confusion or going the wrong way after Victoria Park....

Mary Oz

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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. 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....

Mary Oz

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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!...

Saira

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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!...

Ingrina

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Nice walk with decent views! Away from the roads just about as much as possible....

fedora_1

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Very pleasant route with varied scenery, fairly peaceful and good length...

meloddymaybe

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Fine route, nothing special, probably no better way....

meloddymaybe

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Would be a challenge for wheels due to obstacles and some heavy vegetation on some stretches....

MJL555

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This is a lovely route, going through Leamington's parks before heading out towards the more rural second half. Most of the walk between Cubbington and Stoneleigh is wonderfully remote and quiet, but unfortunately this did mean there were a few small sections where the path was really overgrown (walked in August) with lots of nettles and brambles. Worth it though!...

GreenSprouts

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However it was basically just walking on the pavement beside the road the whole way. Probably no better way....

fedora_1

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Kenilworth—Royal Leamington Spa

Tnarg added Kenroy two, a new walk from Kenilworth to Royal Leamington Spa

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While is might look tempting to go the shorter route to the west of the golf course, dont it's a swamp. This route has good views and mostly dry....

Tnarg

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One of the best slowway routes I walked paths clear marked and easy to walk. one or two sections was a little muddy did just walk this after it rained so that was expected....

Tnarg

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This route follows town roads out of Leamington, then follows the Grand Union Canal before some more road walking on the Welsh Road and then passes the Holy Well into Southam. HS2 work currently effects the Welsh Road....

Eric Forgan

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Royal Leamington Spa—Southam

Eric Forgan added Roysou two, a new walk from Royal Leamington Spa to Southam

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The alternative follows the Grand Union Canal out of Leamington Spa, before turning into the countryside and passing the village of Ufton (which has a fine Pub) , then passes Ufton Wood, the Polo Grounds, and then the Holy Well before reaching Southam....

Eric Forgan

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Warwick—Royal Leamington Spa

nmgtn added Warroy two, a new walk from Warwick to Royal Leamington Spa

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Pleasant route starting at the bus station in Warwick, through the edge of the town to St Nicholas Park....

Chris M

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Nice varied route with a mix of different views and terrain. Last 500m could have been skipped as sent me on a strange detour nearing the station....

meloddymaybe

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Enjoyable route leaving the centre of Warwick and then walking along side the River Avon, Grand Union Canal and the River Leam. Confusing extension at the end not going directly to the railway station....

fedora_1

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Not a very nice route as it's main road but there's pavement all the way and it's in town so the best you've got....

James

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Kenilworth—Royal Leamington Spa

Slow Ways added Kenroy one, a new walk from Kenilworth to Royal Leamington Spa

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Royal Leamington Spa—Rugby

Slow Ways added Royrug one, a new walk from Royal Leamington Spa to Rugby

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Royal Leamington Spa—Southam

Slow Ways added Roysou one, a new walk from Royal Leamington Spa to Southam

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Royal Leamington Spa—Stoneleigh

Slow Ways added Roysto one, a new walk from Royal Leamington Spa to Stoneleigh

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Royal Leamington Spa—Whitnash

Slow Ways added Roywhi one, a new walk from Royal Leamington Spa to Whitnash

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Warwick—Royal Leamington Spa

Slow Ways added Warroy one, a new walk from Warwick to Royal Leamington Spa

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Royal Leamington Spa’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SP3175065230

Lat / Lon

52.28431° / -1.53598°

Easting / Northing

431,750E / 265,230N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Royal Leamington Spa'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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