Bishopton - Wilmcote

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From the canal-bridge on the unclassified road through Bishopton, just north of Stratford-upon-Avon, the first part of the walk follows the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal along to Wilmcote. The canal rises from Stratford Basin and has eleven locks on this section alone, set in very pleasant countryside. The little cast-iron and brick bridges are a charming feature of this canal, built in two halves and separated with a 1inch gap to allow the towing line between horse and boat to be dropped through, without need to unhitch the horse.

Wilmcote is a small, attractive village where stands the 15th Century half-timbered farmhouse home of Mary Arden, Shakespeare's mother. It is open daily except Sundays in wintertime. There is also a museum of agricultural implements and local rural bygones. The route back to Bishopton is on the other side of the canal, on the edge of fields with lovely rural views.

England - Central England - Warwickshire - Canal Walk


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Museum, Pub, Wildlife

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