Hatton - Shrewley - Rowington

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The walk starts from the British Waterways car park adjacent to the Grand Union Canal where the Hatton flight of 21 locks rises like the stairway to heaven; a magnificent sight. With only four locks to the top of the flight, the walk continues along a glorious section of this most attractive canal, most of the way to Rowington. The passing scenes are always pleasant to the eye, the walking easy, on a well maintained towpath that allows the walker to engage with the pleasure of the environment without fear of stumbling on uneven terrain.

The experience of walking through the Shrewley horse-path tunnel is unique, with a brief glance of the village before rejoining the towpath.

It would not be a bad idea to go equipped with a torch as the sudden blackness, even though for a few yards only, can be a bit unnerving.

In the days of the horse-drawn boats, the boat youngster or the boatwoman would lead the horse this way whilst the boat would be "legged" through the tunnel.

The quiet little village of Hatton Green is visited on the way back to the Hatton Locks.

England - Central England - Warwickshire - Canal Walk


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Nature Trail, Pub, Restaurant, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
4/6/2012 - Walkingworld Admin

Our thanks to Emma Rawlinson for her update for this walk. April 2012. Adrian (Admin)

11/20/2010 - Rob Cox

Problem with descriptions 2 & 8 being duplicated. Ended up missing most of the canal walk, as we found ourselves at point 9 and on track for return to start. Oh well; more time for 'After Walk' drinks in the pub. My Beer was fine :)

8/30/2010 - Walkingworld Administrator

Thanks to Ron and Jenny for their complete revision on this walk, August 2010.

7/2/2006 - dan b

First half is lovely, I found the last bit a bit boring. DONT buy ale from the pub, tastes horrid.

2/6/2006 - Walkingworld Administrator

This walk was updated Feb 2006. With thanks to Jenny Johnson who provided the comment.

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