St Nicholas Park – Grand Union Canal – Warwick Racecourse – Warwick Market Square

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This walk was originally submitted by Robin Dabrowa. Walkingworld is very grateful for Michael Corfield taking over the walk, March 2022. Some information may have changed since the walk was first published.

Walk from St Nicholas Park and along the River Avon until it meets the Grand Union Canal. Return via canal, across Warwick Racecourse and through the town centre.

England - Central England - Warwickshire - Town or city


Cafe, Castle, Church, Mostly Flat, Museum, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets
11/2/2018 - Robert Shaw

Really did enjoy this walk, beside the river and canal instructions being a bit vague. When we came out of the park, by chance another couple were walking, so we followed them, otherwise we would have ended up on the estate. Also on the racecourse ended up doing 6.3 miles, but overall it was a good walk and will probably do it again in the summer.

9/13/2006 - Tom Edwards

At waypoint 3 Oken's house is now a tearoom, no longer a doll museum. At waypoint 16 there is now a nice new bridge over the railway and you don't actually cross the tracks. Much safer. Enjoyed the walk!

3/12/2004 -

Did this walk in pleasant weather on Saturday 6th March, Sue, Simon and the dogs Daisy and Wilf. The walk is very interesting, full of diversity; the beauty of Warwick, and interest of River and Canal.The park was full of daffodils, a little disappointing was the amount of litter we encountered - people of Warwick - this needs addressing it lets the town down. The Cape of Good Hope Pub was an excellent lunchtime stop for several reasons, the beer was magnificent - so Simon says; it was dog friendly; and the brie and bacon baguettes were sublime - we thoroughly recommend a stop here. A couple of items that would help with clarification in the description. Waymark 3: Would help if it said keep left of Oken House. Waymark 9: Where the tarmac ends, there is a footbridge and housing estate, you actually walk between the housing estate and the river, there is no obvious path at all - we thought we had gone wrong. Waymark 10: Again confusing as there are two bridges in quick succession here, and it is the second bridge that is the Grand Union Canal, we spent a good bit of time walking around a derelict piece of ground before we realised there was another bridge a little further on. Waymark 16: You do not have to cross the railway lines here now, they have built a pedestrian bridge. Waymark 17: The tricky thing here was figuring the 400 yards as there were quite a few paths branching right, a landmark would be that you walked down into a gully and up the other side, the right hand fork appeared within 20 yards of the gully.

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