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Warwick

Warwickshire


Slow Ways linking Warwick and Henley-in-Arden, Kenilworth, Kineton, Royal Leamington Spa, Stratford-upon-Avon, Whitnash

England / Warwickshire / Warwick

Warwick’s six Slow Ways are 58% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 6/6
verified: 1/6
and surveyed: 1/6

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Walk to Warwick from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Henley-in-Arden—Warwick
Henwar one Review me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 218m Descent 212m
Stratford-upon-Avon—Warwick
Strwar one

Verify me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent 190m Descent 160m
Stratford-upon-Avon—Warwick
Strwar two

Double check Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 239m Descent 207m
Warwick—Kenilworth
Warken one

Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 63m Descent 73m
Warwick—Kineton
Warkin one

Review me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 210m Descent 190m
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 -
Warwick—Whitnash
Warwhi one Pioneer me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 38m Descent 41m
Warwick—Whitnash
Warwhi two Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 47m Descent 49m

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Collective progress

60% of Warwick’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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9/10

reviewed

3/10

surveyed

2/10

verified

16 people have contributed to Warwick’s Slow Ways

5 people have pledged to walk and review a route

4 people have surveyed a route in Warwick

104km out of 111km have been walked and reviewed

251km of reviews have been shared in Warwick

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Going round on the road (as noted, the marked footpath is blocked) I decided to avoid the problems noted with crossing the dreaded A46 from other reviewers; so I just stayed on the A4189 Henley road all the way into Warwick, which is less pleasant with traffic, but has a pavement all the way and, crucially, a safe bridge over the A46....

Andrew Davies

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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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Then it's a good walk out of Stratford along the road to the Welcombe Hills. The journey through the golf course is straightforward, and then after passing through 'The Farm' you reach a bit of road walking as you walk towards Snitterfield which you have to be careful with. Before the junction, on the left, is a footpath which takes you towards Snitterfield avoiding the road walking at the junction. It's not a disaster though as there is an alternative path northeast which takes you to Bell Brook where you can rejoin the given path on this route at Heath End Lane. You have to walk along another section of road as you cross the M40, and as this road turns to the left, the route takes a right turn up a dirt track which has been deliberately blocked off by the owner (see my photo 14)....

Steve Litchfield

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It's also worth checking that there isn't a meeting on at Warwick racecourse, as I understand the route there gets closed when the races are on....

Steve Litchfield

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Steve Litchfield took this photo on Henwar one

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After that, the walk takes you through the suburbs and through an underpass getting you safely to the other side of the A46 and out of Warwick. A couple of points of interest on the walk; the big abandoned house you see after leaving the underpass is Woodloes Farmhouse, a grade II* listed building....

Steve Litchfield

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Steve Litchfield took this photo on Warken one

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Warwick—Whitnash

Steve Litchfield added Warwhi two, a new walk from Warwick to Whitnash

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I think it is the best route possible between the two locations and has some really pleasant areas, especially on the Warwick half of the walk. I did the walk in the evening outside of the working day so it was relatively quiet on the roads....

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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danravenellison surveyed Warwick

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Parts of the route are very overgrown in the summer and poorly maintained....

Luke Betteridge

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The wrong path across the racecourse had been selected as the small bridge into the field has long gone....

Kellouwil

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The footpaths used on this Slow Ways route emerge from bushes on either side of Europa Way and pedestrians will only be seen by drivers once the pedestrian appears on the road....

Peter Clear

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Very marshy and in parts flooded to the west of the golf course, whilst possible to detour around, not the easiest. Also route sends you through a field you can’t get into as trees grown through gate, but again it’s not too long a detour....

fedora_1

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Could be amended to match Kenroy route - will be doing this tomorrow! Is passable, but you have to be brave and detour slightly....

meloddymaybe

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The footpath is swamp west of the golf course dont go this way unless we are in a middle of a drought. Instead head around the east side. Check out the Leamington to Kenilworth walk....

Tnarg

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The start of the foodpath is clearly marked but is close to impassable in the middle, I recommand you go along the road it has a wide grass verge....

Tnarg

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The pools to the west of Lighthorne are currently (May 2021) being developed so the ground is unmade, muddy and rough in places but there are plenty of footpath signs to help....

MikeM

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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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Stratford-upon-Avon—Warwick

Kellouwil added Strwar two, a new walk from Stratford-upon-Avon to Warwick

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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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Warwick

linscan surveyed Warwick

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Henley-in-Arden—Warwick

Slow Ways added Henwar one, a new walk from Henley-in-Arden to Warwick

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Stratford-upon-Avon—Warwick

Slow Ways added Strwar one, a new walk from Stratford-upon-Avon to Warwick

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Warwick—Kenilworth

Slow Ways added Warken one, a new walk from Warwick to Kenilworth

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Warwick—Kineton

Slow Ways added Warkin one, a new walk from Warwick to Kineton

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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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Warwick—Whitnash

Slow Ways added Warwhi one, a new walk from Warwick to Whitnash

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Warwick, Sat 2 March

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Warwick’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SP2797864824

Lat / Lon

52.28087° / -1.59131°

Easting / Northing

427,978E / 264,824N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Warwick'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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