Kingswood - Packwood House

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This is a canal and countryside walk in the lovely leafy Warwickshire area of Lapworth. Beginning near the Kingswood Junction on the North Stratford Canal, walk up the Lapworth flight of locks. There is usually boating activity to interest the passer-by, as well as the heritage navigation system of such brilliant architecture and engineering. It is completely rural and tranquil, the obvious attraction for so many seeking escape from the mundane. Leaving the towpath to take footpaths cross country, it is but a short distance before the National Trust parkland of Packwood House is entered on the west side of the house, where there is a large lake. Leaving it to walk further afield, the house is approached again from the south side, where the unusual yew gardens are first encountered. The long Packwood Avenue is tree-lined and is the next pleasant experience on the way to the road that leads back to the canal at Kingswood.

England - Central England - Warwickshire - Canal Walk


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Lake/Loch, National Trust, Pub, Stately Home, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
3/20/2011 - Jan Holtham

If you are a National Trust member, I would suggest walking through the grounds, past the lake and leaving the house via the main entrance to pick up the walk through the avenue of trees opposite the entrance. Although there is still one highland cattle remaining, the donkeys have long gone. Walking through the grounds avoids the walk down the road and what was a particularly muddy path down the side of Packwood house grounds. We diverted to see the snowdrop meadow in Packwood House, which was glorious. A complete field of snowdrops, the like of which I have never seen before.

3/29/2007 - Dave and Sam Asbury

This was the first ever walk we did - and it's good enough to do time and again - so much so that we know it off by heart. It's also well written.

3/9/2007 - lee garfield

This was our first walk and we found it to be just perfect, there is a nice stretch along the canal with some lovely views, many nice properties along the route including Packwood house, with a lovely tree lined pathway opposite the main entrance.

4/9/2006 - Jeffery Round

This is an exceptionally pleasant and varied walk - easy underfoot - going through NT grounds at Packwood. Really enjoyable. JIR

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