Five of the best routes for an autumn walk near Coventry with a cozy pub on the way


The hot summer months have passed us, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a leisurely stroll in the open air.

Coventry is surrounded by lush forests, rivers and lakes, and autumn days are the perfect time to take in the beautiful surrounding nature.

And what better way to enjoy your nature walk than to end it with a drink in the pub?

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Whether you decide to take a nice evening walk, go for a bike ride, or even an afternoon jog, there are a wide variety of routes to choose from.

To help you decide where to take in the magnificent views and scenery, we’ve compiled a list of the best routes for an Autumn Pub Walk in Coventry:


Canals and lakes make for a scenic walk in Bulkington

The promenade: this is a perfect 40 minute walk anytime of the year, offering views of the canal, lake and local fishing

The trail begins at Weston Lawns (CV12 9JA) and continues south past Miners Welfare Park to the village of Hawkesbury.

The pub: The Greyhound Inn (CV6 6DF), located along the canal, offers picturesque views of the canal with a delicious menu serving a wide variety of main courses, desserts and drinks.

Potter green

The Red Lion at Staple Hill
The Red Lion at Staple Hill

The walk: a short but scenic 3 km walk with views of woods and fields

The trail begins at Deedmore Road (CV21EQ) in Woodway Walk before turning right into Wyken Croft Nature Park and taking a turn out onto Ansty Road.

The pub: The Red Lion (CV2 2EY), serves an all-you-can-eat brunch, buffet, kids menu and also offers vegetarian and vegan options as well as a selection of beers, beers, ciders, wines, gins and soft drinks.


Bluebells can be spotted on this spring walk
Bluebells can be spotted on this spring walk

The walk: One for nature lovers and it is the most picturesque.

It’s a popular route that takes around 1.5 hours of walking, depending on your pace.

You will admire the breathtaking views of the River Avon and the surrounding woods.

The trail begins at Ryton Mill London Road (CV83DX) following the River Avon until you reach Main Street, turning right and right again on School Street.

Pub: The Half Moon (CV83HB) is a quiet and comfortable pet-friendly pub with an outdoor cafe and HD screens for all sports enthusiasts.


Astley Castle is a picturesque landmark
Astley Castle is a picturesque landmark

Walking: For those who are in good physical shape.

The popular hiking route stretches for 1.8 miles, with incredible views of the Astley Castle monument, the surrounding lakes and fields.

The route begins at Nuneaton CV10 7QN with a hiking trail to Seedwood Fields overlooking the Seeswood Pool.

You can then turn right and take the public footpath to Ansley Road before heading to Arbury Road.

The pub: The Royal Oak (CV10 7NQ) offers a wide selection of beers and also offers live musical entertainment.


Arbury Hall Gardens
Arbury Hall Gardens

The walk: For those who like long panoramic walks.

The walk takes around 1 hour to finish, with stunning views of Arbury Hall and the canals stretching the entire way.

The trail begins on a public trail in Nuneaton (CV10 8NG) with a hiking trail leading to Arbury Hall and Griff Lane.

You also have the option of turning into Bermuda Lake for a longer ride.

Pub: Middlemarch Farm (CV10 7SD) serves classic comfort food with a kids’ menu and desserts for a family feast.

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