Coventry Canal

Coventry Canal

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Running for 38 miles in the West Midlands, the Coventry Canal is one of the great survivors of the canal network.

After heavy bombing during the blitz, it almost didn’t survive. In fact, if it wasn’t for a group of hard working volunteers, the canal would have been lost  years ago. 

Things to do along the Coventry Canal

Now a hustling, bustling hub, Coventry is a great place to have an adventure in the West Midlands. It has plenty to offer and by the canal you will find loads of places to shop.

There’re lots of small businesses and art galleries popular along the route too. Art is a real highlight on this canal, with a much loved art trail displaying local artist works from Basin to Hawkesbury Junction. That’s one way to add a little culture to your paddle! 

If you’re looking to do a few paddles in the area, the Coventry canal is a great place to start. At one end the canal joins the Trent and Mersey Canal. At the other end, the canal links in with the Oxford Canal, or you can carry on into the centre of Coventry. Here you will find a real mix or rural and urban scenery.

If you paddle this section, much of it will be a rural paddle until you reach the outskirts of Coventry. Enjoy the peace and quiet in this little pocket of suburban heaven.