The five and a half mile stretch of the canal between the basin and Hawkesbury Junction was designated as a Conservation Area on 4 July 2012. The stretch, with its lush towpath, is popular with walkers, joggers and cyclists as it offers peace and tranquillity away from the busy city.
Beyond Coventry, much of the canal is rural and home to diverse wildlife. At its other end, the Coventry Canal joins the Trent & Mersey Canal at picturesque Fradley Junction. Stop by the Canal & River Trust welcome station where our friendly volunteers will chat to you about the story of Fradley Junction and the local area. Go for a stroll past the locks or around Fradley Pool Nature Reserve and enjoy the abundance of wildlife.