Baddesley Clinton canal walk

Walking trail

A gentle walk along country lanes, field paths and the Grand Union Canal. Taking in Baddesley Clinton, a secluded moated manor house, Rowington Church, the Heart of England Way and Kingwood Junction.

Walking across the Warwickshire countryside


Map route for Baddesley Clinton canal walk


Baddesley Clinton, at the start of Church Walk, grid ref: SP201715


The walk starts along Church Walk, opposite the entrance to visitor reception. Follow the path through the church yard, go through the kissing gate and then through the metal horse gate on the right into a field.


Walk along the edge of the field with the hedge on your left, through a gate into the next field and over a small wooden bridge. At a choice of two gates, take the left hand one to walk up the field with the hedge on your right. Continue along this footpath until you reach the road. For the shorter walk turn right and follow this road past the cricket club and over a cross roads, until you reach a canal bridge. Join the canal towpath and turn right along it. Then pick up the directions from point 5.


For the longer walk, turn briefly right along the road, and then take the lane on the left signed Queens Drive. At a T junction turn left and follow the road into Rowington.


At St Lawrence's church, take the lane on the right, signposted as a public footpath and bridleway, go over the canal bridge and join the towpath on the other side. With the canal on your right, walk back under the bridge and follow the towpath along the Grand Union Canal.


Pass under Turners Green Bridge (number 63) and continue along the towpath, with the canal on your right, until you reach Kingswood Junction. Where the Grand Union and Stratford canals meet, continue straight on over the bridge, in the direction for Birmingham until you reach bridge 65.


Take the steps up to the road, turn right along the road, past the Navigation Inn and take the footpath on the left signposted for the Heart of England Way.


Follow this along a drive, through a stable yard, to the right of the building and across the fields to meet the drive at Baddesley Clinton.


Turn right to make your way back to the car park and entrance to the property.


Baddesley Clinton, at the start of Church Walk, grid ref: SP201715

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Baddesley Clinton canal walk


Uneven sections with some steps, kissing gates and stiles. Field paths may be marshy following wet weather. Take care on roads. Livestock (and their droppings) are present, along with some water hazards (ponds and ditches).

Dogs on leads on public footpaths; dogs are not permitted within the property itself.

Allow 2.5 to 3 hours for 5 mile (8 km) walk and 1.5 to 2 hours for the shorter 3 mile (5km) walk.

Baddesley Clinton canal walk

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Baddesley Clinton canal walk

How to get here

Baddesley Clinton, Rising Lane, B93 0DQ
By train

Lapworth 1.5 miles (2.4km).

By road

¾ mile (1.2km) west of A4141 Warwick to Birmingham road, at Chadwick End.

By foot

Heart of England Way crosses the drive at Baddesley Clinton.

Baddesley Clinton canal walk

Facilities and access

  • Dogs on leads welcome in the car park and on public footpaths across the Baddesley Clinton estate