Autumn pub walks
Crisp afternoons, the crunch of leaves underfoot and a golden canopy overhead, autumn is a wonderful time to take to the towpaths.
And there’s no better accompaniment to an invigorating autumn walk than a stop-off in a cosy pub. We’ve listed 10 of our favourite pub walks below: walks which combine the best of British canal-scapes with welcoming waterside refreshment. If you know of any other good pub walks then please let us know at email@example.com
- Clifton and Adderbury (9 miles)
A varied walk through the Cherwell Valley which also goes along the towpath of the Oxford Canal
- Hatton Locks to the Wilderness (5 miles)
An interesting walk which most conveniently passes by three popular refreshment stops.
- Walking along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal (4.5 miles)
This is a circular walk which combines the main line of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal with the Rufford Branch and some quiet country lanes of West Lancashire.
- Chirk to Llangollen (9 miles)
This route takes in two examples of stunning canal architecture: the Chirk Aqueduct and the world heritage site of the Pontcysylltye Aqueduct, the highest and longest aqueduct in the UK.
- Little Venice to Camden (4.5 miles)
This walk starts and finishes at the picturesque Little Venice and takes you through the beautiful green corridor of The Regent's Canal, Primrose Hill and St John's Wood.
- Wootton Wawen to Stratford upon Avon (7.5 miles)
An easy walk along the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal
- Lancaster to Glasson and back (8 miles)
This is a circular walk taking you along the Lune estuary to Glasson, then back to Lancaster via the Glasson arm and the main canal.
- The Grand Union Canal and Syon Park (4 miles)
This route guides you along the scenic Grand Union Canal, past Brentford Lock and through the picturesque landscape of Syon Park, taking in historical structures, rolling fields and waterside wildlife.
- Macclesfield to Bollington (5 miles)
A circular walk along the Macclesfield Canal, using the attractive Middlewood Way, which follows the old railway line.
- Kingswood Circle (4 miles)
A walk that will almost guarantee passing boats at all times of year as this is central to many holiday routes.