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Coventry Canal Walk

Staffordshire, Warwickshire, W Midlands

61 km / 38 miles
The 38-mile Coventry Canal links Coventry Canal Basin with Fradley Junction near Burton-on-Trent. Construction began in 1768 to transport coal from the North Warwickshire coalfield into Coventry, and the work was completed in 1790. The section between Coventry and Bedworth was central to Coventry's industrial growth, with many of the City's employers located alongside the waterway.

A towpath walk linking the Trent and Mersey Canal Walk at Fradley to Coventry. The Waterways Guide shows information for the Ashby and Birmingham & Fazeley Canals.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Easy
Start: SK140140 - Fradley Juction, Staffordshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SP332795 - Coventry Basin, W Midlands View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Canal & River Trust - Coventry Canal

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

General Interest Book Birmingham & the Heart of England: Waterways Guide 3 (Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides)  (HarperCollins  - 2022 )


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Route Profile:

60.7 km (37.7 miles)
356 m (1,168 ft) ascent
103 m (338 ft)  maximum height

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