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Our door to the great outdoors.

Charming hamlets and villages, tranquil lakes and breathtaking walks; discover the very best of Earlswood’s charm. Stroll along the many canal towpaths or head to Earlswood Lakes for an abundance of wildlife. Birmingham and Warwick, close by, provide an alternative to the wild countryside. Enjoy the change of scenery and explore some of our favourite places and best things to do in the area.

The iFootpath app showcases walking routes along local waterways with lots of history and wildlife to discover. The app holds all the best features of traditional guide books with turn-by-turn directions for an easy day of exploring, as well as beautiful photography of the local area and rich information about the history and the environment across the UK.

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Earlswood Lakes

Earlswood Lakes

The Earlswood Lakes are a short trip away and the perfect place to take a relaxing stroll to watch and spot local waterside wildlife. Fish on the lakes, with Terry’s pool a natural fishery known for its large carp, eels and pike. Try and spot some of the magnificent birds of the area including the Great Crested Grebes and Lesser spotted woodpecker.

Clowes Wood Nature Reserve

Clowes Wood Nature Reserve

Owned by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust wander around the ancient woodland full of trees, streams, ponds and a precious remnant of heathland. The reserve is 45 hectares and home to fifty species of birds and lots of woodland animals to try and spot. Try and find the burnt stone pile which dates back to the bronze age. You can visit all year round.

Umberslade Farm

Umberslade Farm

The farm is the place to go for its variety of farm-based activities. With both indoor and outdoor spaces, you can take part in lots of activities from riding a pony, taking a tractor-trailer tour, or scaling the rock climbing wall. As a working farm, Umberslade gives you a real taste for life on the farm through all seasons and great fun for the kids. 

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle

The 1,000-year-old medieval castle built by William the Conqueror sits on a bend of the River Avon. Explore interiors and items from hundreds of years ago in the grand State Rooms and Hall. Wander around 64 acres of landscaped gardens, and see the resident peacocks. Head to the mighty Trebuchet, the largest working catapult in the world!

Earlswood Canals

Earlswood Canals

Explore the many canal systems around the area and take to the towpaths for some peaceful and scenic walking routes. You’ll also have the time to try and spot the various wildlife that is abundant in the area. Keep an eye out for the historic engine house or watch the sailing boats and barge glide by. You can also cycle along these routes.

Birmingham

Birmingham

Just half an hour away by car Birmingham is a city of culture, vibrant and diverse. Full of fascinating museums, art galleries, shopping and parks, there's plenty to see and do. See a concert at the NEC or take a trip to the famous Edgbaston Cricket Ground, which hosts International Tests and Warwickshire domestic matches. Squeeze in as much as you can.