This part of the index gives links and brief information about :
|Ref.||Description||Map Link(s) & Grid Reference||Other Links/ References||
|2. A1||Alan Higgs Centre||Map33 T18-U18||Description||A new Leisure Centre and Football Academy, with nearby footpaths|
|2.A2||Allesley Country Paths||Map11 B3 to
Map12 J5 to
2002 Book p7
Elkin Wood Desc'n
|Extensive farmland within Coventry boundaries. Rights of way
footpaths shown on map. |
1st link is to walk I submitted to Walking Britain website.
2nd link is to the Coventry City Council "Guide to Walks in .." leaflet.
3rd reference is to the Coventry Evening Telegraph new book "Country Walks with Ron Weston " published May-2002.
4th link is to Elkin Wood Description
Allesley Park & Village
AP to Coundon Wedge
Transcript of Coventry Evening Telegraph Urban Walk 4-Apr-2001
Transcript of Coventry Evening Telegraph Country Walk 6-May-2006
|2.A4||Allesley Park Walled Garden||Map21 H12||Description||Help our volunteers to re-create the sights, sounds and tastes of a traditional kitchen garden producing fruit, flowers and vegetables from a bygone age.|
|2.A5||Allesley Village Conservation Area||Map21 H11-I11||
Transcript of Coventry City Council Conservation Area Brochure
|2.A6||Allesley Village Jubilee Nature Reserve||Map21 I12||Description|
|Map21 I11||Description||A delightful little garden in Allesley, created in 2003 as a memorial to Rob and Molly Anderson|
||Bell Green Wildlife Conservation Area||Map23 T8||Description||A small and little known oasis|
|2.B2||Binley Recreation Ground||Map43 X19||see Claybrookes Marsh||A large area of open grass adjacent to Claybrookes Marsh, with linking paths through the fence.|
|2.B3||Binley Sowe River Walks||Map33 V15-W15||Description||A little known short Sowe Valley walk. Can link to Binley Church footpath and return by part of the Sowe Valley Footpath.|
|2.B4||Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve||Map43 Y21-Z22
OS Explorer Sheet 221 GR:385758
|Brandon Marsh SSSI website||Just Outside Coventry - SE 4mi. |
200 acres of lakes, marshes, woodland and grassland.
|2.B5||Brandon Wood||Map43 Z19-ZA20;
OS Explorer Sheet 221 GR:395766
|Just Outside Coventry - ESE 4mi. |
178 acres of Replanted Ancient Woodland owned by the Friends of Brandon Wood and managed by it's Trustees.
|2.B6||Bunsons Wood||Map12 K3-K4||Description||Ancient Woodland worth exploring.|
||Caludon Castle Park /
Caludon Hall Park
|Are Caludon Castle Park and Caludon Hall Park the same
The BBC C&W link is to "The Legend of Coventry's St George"
|2.C2||Canley Corridor||Map31 C17 to
A narrow green corridor, but wide in parts. Mixed short grass and long wild herb areas. Overshadowed by the railway, and the noises and smells of the Torrington Avenue factories beyond, but an interesting walk.
Due for "Environmental Improvements" as part of CCC "Canley Regeneration"
|2.C3||Canley Ford||Map32 L18 to
Friends of Canley Ford website Booklet
|The booklet "Canley Ford History Trail" , prepared by The friends of
Canley Ford History Group, is available from Herbert Art Gallery or the
Information Office. |
|2.C4||Canley Way||Map31 C18 to Map42 L19||"Photo Website"||Canley Way prpoposed walking route. Link is to a flickr slideshow index which incldes an outline description of plan and a draft map.|
|2.C5||Cash's Park and Cash's Spinney||Map22 O11-12||A small Spinney in a small but attractive park near the jinctions of Cash's Lane with Kingfield Road.|
|2.C6||Chapelfields Conservation Area||Map32 L13||Transcript of Coventry City Council Conservation Area Brochure|
||Claybrookes Marsh||Map43 X19 to
|This is an important wildlife area that has developed on what was once part of Binley Colliery and railway sidings.|
|2.C8||Coombe Abbey Country Park||just East of
OS Explorer Sheet 222 GR:404798
Just Outside Coventry - E 4mi.
|2.C9||Coombe Park Events and Activites||as above||List of Events||Then click on links for range of dates of interest to you.|
(nearly all of this sheet?)
Book 2 Walk 6
Book 3 Walk 9
1999 Book pp 42-43
|Just Outside Coventry - NW 4½mi.|
Corley Moor village is in Warwickshire, but the vast area of farmland just to the south-east is all in Coventry, and usually referred to as Corley Moor. [Reference are to the Coventry Evening Telegraph Country Walks books, reprints from the regular Saturday articles in the paper since 1982; A new book "Country Walks by Ron Weston" was published May-2002. ]
||Coundon Hall Park||Map22 K7-L8||Description||Also known simply as "Coundon Park"|
Excellent walking country in the Coventry "Green Belt" wedge, not
effected as much as feared by the "recent" new road.
|2.C13||Coundon Wood||Map22 J7-K7||Description||A new wood created in 2005 SW of Coundon Park|
|2.C14||Coventry Cathedral Quarter||Map32 P14-P15||Walk of 1000 years||Reference is to a booklet "Walk of 1000 years: A unique tour through a unique history - Coventry's Cathedral Quarter". Available from Tourist Information Centre price £1.|
||Coventry City Centre||Map32 N13-P15||
Coventry's Historic Heart : A Walking Tour
Updated trail book 2004 - Available from Tourist Information Centre price £1
||Coventry City Wall||Map32 O14-Q15||
Transcripts of Coventry Evening Telegraph Urban Walks 31-Mar-2001 & 7-Apr-2001
The Photos link is to The City Walls page of Rob Orlands Coventry site.
|2.C17||Crampers Field||Map22 M12||A little green on Moseley Avenue. See also note with Naul's Mill Park below.|
|2.C18||Cubbington Road Open Space||Map23 S7||Description
||Draycote Water Country Park||OS Explorer Sheet 222 GR: 464 690||Severn Trent web-site||Just Outside Coventry - SE 10mi.|
This 20 acre Country Park offers wonderful views over Draycote Water Reservoir.
||Eagle St. Park & 7 Places of Worship||Map22 P12 to Map32 P13
||Description||A small community park which has recently had a "makeover". Nearby are 7 PW (Places of Worship) within a small area.|
|2.E2||Earlsdon, Hearsall Common & Old Canley||Map32 J15 to
|Transcript of Coventry Evening Telegraph Urban Walk 21-Apr-2001.|
|2.E3||Eastern Green Corridor||Map31 D13 to
|Description||A narrow green corridor, but with lots of trees and a good variety of building types.|
|2.E4||Eastern Green Recreation Ground||Map21 C12||Coventy CC Parks||A large grassed area with some benches and a children's play area|
|2.E5||Edgwick Park||Map22 Q9||Coventy CC Parks||A small community park, but with good mature trees, and interestingly almost completely surrounded by terraced houses backing onto the park.|
|2.E6||Elkin Wood||Map11 E5||Description||A wood in linked to many Allesley Country Paths|
||Far Gosford Street Conservation Area||Map32 Q15-R14||Transcript of Coventry City Council Conservation Area Brochure|
|2.F2||Fillongley||OS Explorer Sheet 221 or
|Transcript of Coventry Telegraph Urban Walk 7-Jul-2007.|
|2.F3||Fisher Park||Map22 G8-G9||A small community park which has recently had a "makeover" (a rejuviation project funded by the Single Regeneration Budget)|
|2.F4||Floyds Fields||Map31 C16||Description||One of Coventrys less well known formal parks.|
|2.F5||Foleshill Park||Map22 N8-P8||Coventy CC
|This was Foleshill Park. It was marked Foleshill Park on some maps, but not on others, and has no notices on site. It is in Whitmore Park district, and sometimes gets labelled Whitmore Park. From early 2005 it has been called Holbrooks Park. See New name to end park 'confusion'for details.|
|2.G1||Gosford Green and
|Map33 S15 to
|Coventy CC Parks||Gosford Green is described as part of Stoke Green Conservation
Gosford Park is surrounded by busy roads, but a little green oasis.
Both are in the Gosford Green district, divided by the new A444, but linked via the new grass verges of the realigned Humber Road.
|2.G2||Greyfriars Green Conservation Area||Map32 O15||Transcript of Coventry City Council Conservation Area Brochure|
||Hawkesbury Junction Conservation Area||Map13 T4-U3||see also Sutton Stop|
|2.H2||Hawkesbury Village Green||Map13 V5||Description||An interesting Community Park by the Oxford Canal.|
|2.H3||Hartshill Hayes Country Park||OS Explorer Sheet 232 GR: 315 946||Warwickshire CC web-site||Just Outside Coventry - NNW 9½ mi.|
137 acres of woodland and open hilltop with magnificent views across the Anker Valley.
|2.H4||Hartshill Quarryman's Walk||OS Explorer Sheet 232 GR: 328 952||PDF file on North Warks website-site||The Quarryman's Walk runs along a two and a half mile stretch of the Coventry Canal at Hartshill, just north of Nuneaton. The PDF gives detailed description, maps, photos, etc.|
|2.H5||Hearsall Common||Map32 J15-L16||Description||
see also "Earlsdon, Hearsall Common & Old Canley" walk above.
|2.H6||High Street Conservation Area||Map32 O15-P15||Transcript of Coventry City Council Conservation Area Brochure|
|2.H7||Hill Top Conservation Area||Map32 O14-P14||Transcript of Coventry City Council Conservation Area Brochure|
|2.H8||Holbrooks Park||Map22 N8-P8||Coventy CC
|Untill early-2005 known as Foleshill Park. See New name to end park 'confusion' for details.|
|2.I1||Ivy Farm Lane Conservation Area||Map42 J19||Transcript of Coventry City Council Conservation Area Brochure|
|2.J1||The Jordans||Map31 I13||A small wood, listed by Coventry CC and hidden in a housing estate. A path links to to an interesting steeply terraced meadow between The Jordans and Wendover Rise|
||Kenilworth Common||OS Explorer Sheet 221 GR:297730||Just Outside Coventry - SW 4mi|
|2.K2||Kenilworth Walks||OS Explorer Sheet 221 GR:270720||Kenilworth Footpath Preservation Group Home Page||Just Outside Coventry - SW 5mi.|
Ref leads to latest Kenilworth Footpaths book, published by the Kenilworth Footpath Preservation Group. The book giving maps and descriptions of 19 round walks for all the family, from 1½ to miles, in Kenilworth and surrounding areas.
|2.K3||Kenilworth Road Conservation Area||Map41 I24 to
1st link is to Transcript of Coventry City Council Conservation Area Brochure
2nd link is to Coventry City Council Kenilworth Road Woodlands leaflet.
|2.K4||Keresley Parish||Map11 I2
|part of Ancient Arden.|
First link is to the Coventry City Council "Guide to Walks in .." leaflet.
Second link is to Keresley Villages website, including an excellent section on the Keresley Eco-Suburb project and the "Save our Greenbelt campaign".
||Lady Herberts Garden Conservation Area||Map32 O14-P14||
Transcript of Coventry City Council Conservation Area Brochure
|2.L2||Lake View Park||Map32 K13-L14||Description||The Sherbourne Valley Footpath?|
|2.L3||Leamington walks||OS Explorer Sheet 221 GR:335665||BBC web-site||Just Outside Coventry - S 8mi.|
Follow the Edwardians in a Leamington walk - review of An unusual book is encouraging walkers to rediscover the footpaths around Leamington, once trodden by our Edwardian fore-fathers. Includes details of 2 of the walks.
|2.L4||London Road Conservation Area||Map32 Q17||Transcript of Coventry City Council Conservation Area Brochure|
|Map13 S6-T6||A local park for Longford & Alderman's Green, but well worth a visit. The central part of "Longford Corridor", with the River Sowe flowing through wide areas of grass.|
|2.L6||Longford Community Nature Park||Map12 R5||Just across Longford Road from the main entrance to Longford park, a path leads past a grassy patch in front of an advertising hording. Follow this to a surprising large green area, with paths joining up with Coventry Canal.|
|2.L7||Lower Stoke Railway and London Road Allotments||Map32 R18-R15||Description||A Coventry Nature Conservation Site (CNCS)|
|2.L8||Lunt Roman Fort||Map42 Q22||Lunt Fort Home||Just Outside Coventry - SSE 2½mi.|
In Warwickshire, but run by Coventry City Council
||Memorial Park||Map32 N17 to
Coventry CC web-site
|Coventry's most visited park.|
|2.M2||Moseley Avenue Park||Map32 M13 to
|Coventy CC Parks||A small grassed area with laid out paths|
|2.M3||Millenium Place||Map23 O14-P14||Day Time Panorama
Night Time Panorama
|New square with Transport Museum, Whittle Arch, Millenium Clock, etc. Links are to Panoramic Photos|
|2.M4||Millisons Wood||OS Explorer Sheet 221 GR:262814||Just Outside Coventry - WNW 5½mi. |
A 25 acre Local Nature Reserve (LNR) in Meriden, just over the Coventry-Solihull border.
||Naul's Mill Park
Naul's Mill Conservation Area
|Map32 N13||A small but attractive park. If you want a little longer walk, include the canal basin &/or Cramper's Field. Part of proposed Naul's Mill Conservation Area. Also part of "Spon End and Nauls Mill Area of Local Distinctiveness".|
|Nuneaton and Bedworth||Map12 and North;
OS Explorer Sheets 221 and 232
|Description||Just Outside Coventry - N 8mi. |
Our neighbours, over the border to the north of Coventry. The Description gives index to the set of booklets available, and links to outline information and gives details of where to get the booklets.
|2.O1||Old Church Road Park||Map23 S7||Description||Officially called "Cubbington Road Open Space" but I prefer the name "Old Church Road Park".|
|2.O2||Old Shepherd Recreation Ground||Map22 L9||Description||There is a green strip between Keresley Road and Kelmscote Road. (I've called it Old Shepherd Recreation Ground after the PH on Keresley Road - what is correct name?). To the north is a large area of grass, which provides excellent views from the public path - but this area is private.|
||Peggy's Park||Map22 G7||A little open space near the site for the proposed new Arena/ Coventry City Stadium|
|2.P2||Piles Coppice||Map33 Z18 to
|Description||In Warwickshire, but only just over the border. A Woodland Trust wood.|
|2.P3||Potters Green Corridor||Map23 V7 to
|Description||The most complex of the three green "corridors", varying from barely 10yds wide to nearly 1000yds wide.|
|2.P4||Primrose Hill Park||Map32 R13||A little green oasis between Hillfields and the site of the old Coventry City Football Club Stadium.|
|2.P5||Prior Deram Park||Map31 I18||a.k.a Canley Park. Due for major changes, and will be replaced by a "New Park". Link is to CCC "Canley Regeneration" page|
|2.P6||Prologis Country Park||Map12 N3-O4||Description||A newly developed nature area, just over the border in Warwickshire.|
|2.P7||Purcell Road Meadow||Map23 T9-U9||Description||A nature meadow by the River Sowe.|
|2.Q1||Quinton Park & Quinton Pool||Map32 P18||A little park with an attractive pool - and many ducks, geese & seagulls.|
||Radford Common||Map22 M11||Coventy CC Parks||Large grassed area|
|2.R2||Radford Recreation Ground||Map22 N12-M12||Large grassed area|
|2.R3||Red House Park||Map22 Q11-R11||Coventy CC Parks||Play area, multi use games area & laid out paths|
|2.R4||RICOH Arena||Map12 Q5 to
|Arena Web-site||The Arena area includes the new Coventry City FC Stadium, Tesco Extra and other stores. Landscaping activities include creating new paths - the maps show those now available.|
|2.R5||Ryton Organic Gardens||OS Explorer Sheet 222 GR:402744||BBC web-site||Just Outside Coventry - SE 5 mi. |
10 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens where the vegetable is king and where you can find out everything about organic gardening and food.
|2.R6||Ryton Pools Country Park||OS Explorer Sheet 221 GR:374728||Warwickshire CC web-site||Just Outside Coventry - SSE 4.5 mi. |
The 100 acres of Ryton Pools Country Park are just waiting to be explored. The many different habitats are home to a wide range of birds and other wildlife.
||Sherbourne Valley Footpath||Map11 D2 to Map42 R22||Sherbourne Trust||The Sherbourne Trust wants to create a path through the city of Coventry along the River Sherbourne.|
|2.S2||Snake in the Grass||Map22 Q12||Canal side area, benches|
|2.S3||Solihull Walks||See the leaflets||Suggested Walks in Solihull||This page gives links to 8 walk leaflets giving good details to some of the best walks in Solihull. One (Three Churches) actualy starts in Coventry.|
|2.S4||Sovereign Park||Map32 M15||Picture on News Archive page||An interesting little park near Spon End. Note the Broomfield Tavern, a pub on the Pub Trail.|
|2.S5||Sowe Common||Map13 X6 to
|see History Notes on Potters Green Corridor||see History Notes on Potters Green Corridor page for information about former colleries and their transport links|
|2.S6||Spencer Park||Map32 M16-N16||Coventry CC page|
|2.S7||Spon End||Map32 M13||CWN 2001 news item||Link was to the spON-LINE site, but it is now OFF-LINE! Curent link is next best - what's more it works.|
||Spon Street Conservation Area||Map32 N14-O14||Transcript of Coventry City Council Conservation Area Brochures. See South or North side for "panoramas" of buildings.|
|2.S9||St Margaret's Park||Map33 U13||Coventy CC Parks||Large grassed area, with a newly refurbished play area for smaller children, and skateboard ramps for the older ones|
|2.S10||Steetley Meadows||Map 43 X21-Y22||Description||Steetley Meadows is an area of approximately 35 acres of meadows, woodland, willow carr, SSSI and ponds bounded to the north by the River Avon.|
|Map33 W15-X15||On the Sowe Valley Footpath|
|2.S12||Stoke Park &
Stoke Green Conservation Area
||Transcript of Coventry Evening Telegraph Urban Walk
Transcript of Coventry City Council Conservation Area Brochure
|2.S13||Stoke Heath Common||Map23 S11-S12||With green link path down to Barras Heath then back via Coventry Canal.|
|2.S14||Sutton Stop||Map13 T4-U3||Description||The "Stop Lock" at Hawkesbury Junction. See also Hawkesbury
The Junction of the Coventry Canal and the Oxford Canal. Also the end of the Coventry Canal Art Trail, the start of the Sowe Valley Footpath plus a point on the Warwickshire Centenary Way!
|2.S15||Stonebridge Meadows||Map42 R21||On the Sowe Valley Footpath proposed extension, but for the time being only sensibly reached by car|
|2.S16||Swan Lane Pocket Park||Map22 R11||Canal side area, benches|
|2.S17||Swanswell Park & Pool||Map32 P13-P14||CCC Website||Try the walk including Swanswell Pool, the City Farm and Primrose Hill Park|
||Ten Shilling Wood &
|Map31 D18-G18||Including the green open space between the woods and Westwood Heath
business park. The woods are also known as "Canley
Coventry City Council link is to Canley Woodlands leaflet.
|2.T2||Tile Hill Woods||Map31 D14-G15 to D17||Including Tile Hill Wood, Pig Wood, Plants Hill Wood & Limbrick
Coventry City Council link is to Tile Hill Woodlands leaflet.
|2.T3||The Alan Higgs Centre||Map33 T18-U18
|Description||A new Leisure Centre and Football Academy in Allard way, which has a footpath though the main site, a new bridge over the River Sowe, and landscaping plans for the gree area to the south.|
|2.T4||Top Green||Map32 N17||Description||Northern part of Kenilworth Road Conservation Area|
|2.U1||University of Warwick Sculpture Trail||Map41 H20-I21||Transcript of Coventry Evening Telegraph Urban Walk
Web-site tour is link to university web site, and then optionally to "Quicktime" panorama views (these are however large files, and slow to download)
|2.U2||University of Warwick woodlands||Map41 I21 to
Gibbet Hill Wood
|Including Tocil Wood (Ancient), Gibbet Hill Wood (Brand New) and the lakes (Tocil Pools) and route along Canley Brook towards Canley Ford.|
||Wainbody Wood||Map42 K22-K23||Description|
|2.W2||War Memorial Park||see Memorial Park above||see Memorial Park above|
|2.W3||Webster's Park||Map22 O17||Description||Coventry's newest Area Park|
|2.W4||Willenhall Wood||Map43 V20-X19||Description
||A large wood, with a well surfaced path into much of it, and lots of
grassland beyond. You can even hear the birds singing - in spite of
the planes, trains & automobiles! |
Coventry City Council link is to Willenhall Wood Woodlands leaflet.
|Map32 Q18 to
|Description||Including Whitley Common, Whitley Bridge & Whitley Grove, with plenty of scope to explore the open grassland nearby.|
|2.W6||Woodway Park||Map23 X8-Y9||Description||Woodway Park boasts a mini-green-wedge and a micro-green-corridor.|
|2.W7||Wyken Croft Nature Park||Map23 V11-W11||Description
||On the Sowe Valley Footpath, but worth a visit to see the rest of the park, and the little "village" church.|
|Map13 U6-V6||On the Sowe Valley Footpath, but worth a visit to see the pool, the rest of the park, and the nature reserve to the east.|
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