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Moored boats near bridge 47 at the Bottom of Atherstone Coventry on the Ashby Canal

Join the IWA Lichfield Branch for a canal based evening walk around Atherstone and the Coventry Canal.

This was originally planned as our traditional New Year’s Day walk. It is an easy 4-mile walk with no stiles along a disused railway line, quiet roads, country lanes and the canal towpath. Leaving The King’s Head pub car park, we first turn right and soon pass the entrance to the Merevale Estate. We then ascend the gentle incline of the “Paddy Line”, a disused colliery railway, from where we can see the Gothic turrets of Merevale Hall. We eventually join Waste Lane where there are fine views northwards towards Leicestershire.  At Grendon we walk parallel to the A5 on a residential road, before crossing Watling Street opposite the entrance to Green Lane.  This takes us across the railway and down to the Coventry Canal at Whittington Bridge 46. From there we follow the canal towpath up part of the Atherstone lock flight back to our starting point.

Regulations permitting we may be able to finish the walk with a pub meal.

If you are interested please contact Clive Walker clive.walker@waterways.org.uk or 07866 201873

 

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Branch
IWA Lichfield Branch
Event Dates

Wednesday 16th June 2021

Location

Atherstone

Access for all

Atherstone and Coventry Canal Walk

Join the IWA Lichfield Branch for a canal based evening walk around Atherstone and the Coventry Canal.

This was originally planned as our traditional New Year’s Day walk. It is an easy 4-mile walk with no stiles along a disused railway line, quiet roads, country lanes and the canal towpath. Leaving The King’s Head pub car park, we first turn right and soon pass the entrance to the Merevale Estate. We then ascend the gentle incline of the “Paddy Line”, a disused colliery railway, from where we can see the Gothic turrets of Merevale Hall. We eventually join Waste Lane where there are fine views northwards towards Leicestershire.  At Grendon we walk parallel to the A5 on a residential road, before crossing Watling Street opposite the entrance to Green Lane.  This takes us across the railway and down to the Coventry Canal at Whittington Bridge 46. From there we follow the canal towpath up part of the Atherstone lock flight back to our starting point.

Regulations permitting we may be able to finish the walk with a pub meal.

If you are interested please contact Clive Walker clive.walker@waterways.org.uk or 07866 201873

 

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Time

5:00pm

 

 

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