This site uses cookies please click 'Accept' to continue and remove this message or 'More....' to view our cookie policy

Continued use of this site indicates that you accept our cookie policy

For full access to iFootpath, to join the walking community, rate the walks, leave comments, mark walks as Favourite & Completed (mirror in the App), and much more please register and login. It's free (no subscription, no charge to view or download a walking guide or GPS route) and only takes a moment or two. Already registered? Login here.

Centenary Way (Warks) Day Two

There are currently 0 comments and 16 photos online for this walk.

Centenary Way (Warks) Day Two
Author: DFO, Published: 10 Sep 2012 Walk rating : Rating:star0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK
Warwickshire,
Walk Type: Long distance path
Centenary Way (Warks) Day Two
Length: 12 miles,  Difficulty: boot iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK boot iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK boot iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK
iFootpath home page    Get the iFootpath iOS/apple app    Get the Android app from Google Play    Get the Android app from Amazon

0002_sunny_intervals iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKToday's weather
12 °C, Partly cloudy, Wind: 12 mph SSW
Next few days: Hover over icon for more info.
0007_fog iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK 0017_cloudy_with_light_rain iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK 0002_sunny_intervals iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK 0006_mist iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK 0009_light_rain_showers iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK

The second day of the Warwickshire Centenary Way (southbound) long distance path, starting at Hartshill Hayes country park and ending at Hawkesbury Junction on the Coventry Canal. A walk of variation, taking in rolling farmland, mining villages, and several miles of canal towpaths. There are a number of stiles and kissing gates to negotiate and there is livestock in many fields. A lengthy yet rewarding ramble through North Warwickshire, offering some quiet out-of-the way corners of the county contrasting with more urbanised sections.

The walk starts at Hartshill Hayes Country Park (http://countryparks.warwickshire.gov.uk/country-parks/hartshill-hayes-country-park/) near Nuneaton. There is a small car parking fee for the day.
Post code CV10 0TE
Approx. co-ordinates 52.545851,-1.533907

The walk ends at Hawkesbury Junction on the Coventry Canal near Coventry. There is free parking on the road to the Greyhound Inn.
Post code CV6 6DF
Approx. co-ordinates 52.457146,-1.469961

View Larger Map

Walk Sections

Hartshill Hayes to Ansley Common
Hartshill Hayes to Ansley Common

Start point: 52.5461 lat, -1.5342 long
End point: 52.5387 lat, -1.5375 long

With your back to the toilet block walk half right and take the path that bears left around the fenced reservoir. Enjoy the views here for a while before continuing along the path for a short distance and then follow the tree line left to strike out across grass to pick up a track leading down to an exit and Oldbury Lane. Go across the lane and enter a field by the way-marker. Walk ahead to a double power pole, and continue ahead over the crest of the field. Bear left towards the far corner of the field and take the gate\stile.

Follow the main grassy track down to a further gate\stile and follow the left hedge line to a kissing gate. Keep to the left of the next large field and head to the left corner to go through a kissing gate. Head to the right of the farm buildings ahead-left of you and go through the kissing gate that lets you onto a farm track. Follow this track through to the village of Ansley Common and the B4114 Coleshill Road.

Ansley Common to Galley Common
Ansley Common to Galley Common

Start point: 52.5387 lat, -1.5375 long
End point: 52.5231 lat, -1.5431 long

Cross the road and then turn right for a few hundred yards until you reach the sign for Lime Coppice. Turn left here to take a path between houses, passing garages, to emerge into a large field. Ahead and slightly left you will see a group of trees. Head towards these trees and then follow the track that leads you to the left of woodland. The path skirts around the edge of the wood and then takes you downhill across a further large field to a gate leading to a track.

Walk along the lane, ignore the first right hand stile and carry on to the second, turning right into a field. Keep ahead on this field to cross a stile mid-hedge and continue the same line across the next field to a hedge corner. Keep the hedge on your left and follow it to a corner gate/stile. Follow the right hand hedge of the next field along and around a corner to cross a mid-hedge stile onto a lane.

Cross the lane and take the stile opposite. Keep to the left of the next field and cross a footbridge to follow the right hand hedge of the field beyond. Go through the kissing gate and onto a lane (Tunnel Road) at Galley Common.

Galley Common to Seeswood Pool
Galley Common to Seeswood Pool

Start point: 52.5231 lat, -1.5431 long
End point: 52.5109 lat, -1.5165 long

Cross the road and take the lane ahead of you (Haunchwood Park Drive) and walk towards business units. Watch out for a stile to your right after 140 yards. Cross the road to go through this stile and climb the grassy hill to its summit. Head down the other side, making for the corner where the tree line meets a hedge, and go through the gate here. Follow the tree line on your left and then, at its end, take the stile second left (Note: immediate left would see you double back on yourself) to follow a small track that soon bends right and leads into a large field via a stile.

Keep the hedge of the field on your left and walk around the right corner before taking a gap to your left after 50 yards approx. Continue along further field edges with the hedges now on your right until you reach a lane (Park Lane). Turn right towards dwellings and as you draw level with the first flats take a stile right - across the road – and into a field. Follow the right hedge of the field to go through a corner gap and then turn sharp left through a gate/stile. Follow this field’s left hedge to a stile and the B4114 (Ansley Road) near Robinsons End.

Turn left along this road for 150 yds and then cross it to take a fenced path which will take you over a stile and into a field. Follow the right hedge for approx. 100 yards to a double power pole and then cross the field left towards mid-hedge trees and a gate/stile. Follow this field’s left hedge for about 160 yards and then go right and down to a gate in the field’s bottom hedge. Follow a grass track and take the gate/stile. Go up parallel with the left hedge to cross a stile, a plank and a second stile. Follow the next field’s right hedge to a corner stile which will bring you onto the B4102 (Astley Lane). Turn left to walk along this lane for about a third of a mile until you reach Seeswood Pool on your left.

Seeswood Pool to Bermuda Village
Seeswood Pool to Bermuda Village

Start point: 52.5109 lat, -1.5165 long
End point: 52.5076 lat, -1.4804 long

Continue along the lane past Seeswood Pool for about 300 yards until you see two gates on the opposite side of the road. Take the gap/stile at the left gate and continue along the right side of the field towards woodland. Follow the woodland path bearing right, crossing a track, to continue through trees and onto a track which is fenced on your left.

Walk along this track with fields on your right until you reach a junction. Turn right at the junction to walk along a farm drive. Follow the drive as it bends left towards the farm and just before its entrance turn right to follow the hedge in front of the house. Continue along this hedge towards woodland and take the stile in the corner to follow a short track to a field.

Cross the field to follow a bank on your right to a mark-post near a gap on the right. At this point, cross the field left again, turn right to follow the tree line to reach a track (Harefield Lane). Turn left along this lane and walk along it towards Bermuda Village. Ignore the first road (right) you reach and continue along Harefield Lane via black metal gates until you reach a junction with Bermuda Road.

Bermuda Village to Marston Junction
Bermuda Village to Marston Junction

Start point: 52.5076 lat, -1.4804 long
End point: 52.4902 lat, -1.4591 long

Turn right here, crossing Bermuda Road with rows of terraced cottages to your right, and walk towards the rise that is a bridge crossing the A444. Continue over the bridge to a corner and then turn right to walk along St. Georges Way with industrial units on your right.

After about a third of a mile look out for a steel bridge across the road on your left and walk under this bridge to follow a tarmac path. Bear right at a junction to walk under the B4113 via a subway. Go on for 350 yards through wooded tracks (at the next two forks bear right) to eventually join the Coventry Canal. Turn right at the tow path and follow it around to an old brick bridge (Bridge 18).

Cross the bridge and turn right to continue along the canal towpath on the opposite side but in the same direction. You now follow the canal towpath for about a mile to reach Marston Junction.

Marston Junction to Hawkesbury Junction
Marston Junction to Hawkesbury Junction

Start point: 52.4902 lat, -1.4591 long
End point: 52.4579 lat, -1.469 long

At the junction, cross over the Ashby de la Zouch Canal which strikes off to your left and continue along the towpath of the Coventry Canal for another mile to reach bridge 14. Cross over the bridge to rejoin the towpath. Note: Do not go UNDER bridge. Follow the canal towpath for a final 1.8 miles to reach Hawkesbury Junction and the end of the walk.

Remember...the best way of following our walking guides is to use the iFootpath App (iOS and Android) where you will have all the information in the palm of your hand and see your exact location on the live map as you travel. You can also add comments, photos, ratings and track your own routes.

Check out these resources for your walk

hotels Hostel Directory GetMap Rail

network iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK Original GPX source file

Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2012 by the author DFO and may not be reproduced without permission.


The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.

Powered by World Weather Online.

16 images to "Centenary Way (Warks) Day Two"

1334_0DFO1347212222 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK Image by: DFO
Uploaded: 01 Jan 1970
The day starts at Hartshill Hayes Country Park
1334_1DFO1347212222 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK Image by: DFO
Uploaded: 01 Jan 1970
Trees in a field near Arley Common
1334_2DFO1347212222 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK Image by: DFO
Uploaded: 01 Jan 1970
Barn (?) near Arley Common
1334_3DFO1347212222 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK Image by: DFO
Uploaded: 01 Jan 1970
Approaching the village of Arley Common
1334_4DFO1347212222 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK Image by: DFO
Uploaded: 01 Jan 1970
Leaving Arley Common
1334_0DFO1347212380 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK Image by: DFO
Uploaded: 01 Jan 1970
Wheatfields near Galley Common
1334_1DFO1347212381 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK Image by: DFO
Uploaded: 01 Jan 1970
Arriving at Galley Common
1334_2DFO1347212381 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK Image by: DFO
Uploaded: 01 Jan 1970
From the top of the hill at Galley Common
1334_3DFO1347212381 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK Image by: DFO
Uploaded: 01 Jan 1970
The big grassy hill that needs to be climbed
1334_4DFO1347212381 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK Image by: DFO
Uploaded: 01 Jan 1970
Seedley Pond near Stockingford - a private fishing lake.
1334_0DFO1347212521 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK Image by: DFO
Uploaded: 01 Jan 1970
Terraced cottages at Bermuda Village
1334_1DFO1347212521 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK Image by: DFO
Uploaded: 01 Jan 1970
Walking the towpath of the Coventry Canal
1334_2DFO1347212521 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK Image by: DFO
Uploaded: 01 Jan 1970
Liesure boats at Marston Junction
1334_3DFO1347212522 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK Image by: DFO
Uploaded: 01 Jan 1970
Passing by Bedworth on the Coventry Canal
1334_4DFO1347212522 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK Image by: DFO
Uploaded: 01 Jan 1970
The final section on the Coventry Canal
1334_0DFO1347212568 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK Image by: DFO
Uploaded: 01 Jan 1970
The end point of the day - Hawkesbury Junction near the Greyhound Inn, Coventry.

Share

Walks Nearby

Recently Added Walks.

Ullesthorpe and Claybrooke Mill, LeicestershireWalderton and Adsdean Loop, West SussexBoston and Witham Way Country Park, LincolnshireKingsclere and Hannington, HampshireLeafield and Field Assart, OxfordshireMonkton and North Marden, West SussexFreeland Stroll, OxfordshireFiley and the Centenary Way, North YorkshireHooks Way and back via Telegraph House, West Sussex

There are currently 858 shared walks online. Add yours today!

What our customers say