Includes Longford Community Nature Park, Longford Park and the link to the Sowe Valley Footpath.
Longford Park & Longford Community Nature Park
Longford Park is 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. Coventry City Council's Green Space Strategy shows Longford Park as a "Proposed Major Community Park"
Just across Longford Road from the main Longford Road 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. This is Longford Community Nature Park. Designated as a "Coventry Nature Conservation Site". The River Sowe also flows through the Nature Park.
From the western end of Longford Community Nature Park a path leads down to Coventry Canal, and from the Western end of Longford Park a route can be found to join the Sowe Valley Footpath. This enables useful long distance routes to be explored - maybe a purist would regard this as an alternative northern end to the Sowe Valley Footpath?
Good for Dogs rating:
Longford Park is an excellent area for dogs. Lots of open grass, rough grass, a river, and a stream. Good car parks.