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Hatton Locks

State of the art locks were built at Hatton to fight off stiff competition from the roads and railways in the 1930's. When the locks were completed bands played and crowds gathered to watch the Duke of Kent arrive by boat and cut the ribbon. Today Hatton Locks is a lovely peaceful location to watch the colourful narrowboats as they move through the flight and if that's too much excitement why not enjoy a picnic or bite to eat in the cafe.


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General information

Address: The Heritage Skills Centre, Canal Lane, Hatton, Warwick, CV35 7JL

Visit time: 2 hours

Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

Parking: There is pay & display car parking on site. For more information on parking please visit the 'nearby' section on this page.

Toilets: At Hatton Locks cafe

Free visitor guide

Great for

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Canoeing
  • Sightseeing
  • Jogging


The lock flight, Hatton Country World, Hatton village, Packwood House, Baddesley Clinton.

There is a public car park just over the bridge from our Hatton Locks offices. For details go the local parking website

Spot a boat

You'll see boats year round but especially in the summer


Boat trips

  • Saltisford Canal Trust

    Run occasional boat trips

  • Kate Boats

    Hire fleet with Kate Boats

Picnic spot

There are picnic benches and plenty of wide grassy areas


  • Education trail on site


You may see:

  • Swans
  • Ducks
  • Coots/Moorhens

You'll see all the usual canal wildlife plus House Sparrows and Grey Wagtails, badgers can sometimes be seen along the wooded embankments, grass snakes and slow worms and smooth newts are also quite common in the off side pounds