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.
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
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.
You'll see boats year round but especially in the summer
Run occasional boat trips
Hire fleet with Kate Boats
There are picnic benches and plenty of wide grassy areas
You may see:
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