Local paths and trails

This page contains a list of long-distance paths and trails within reasonable distance of Rugby.

There are paths in Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire due to our location near the country border.

A link is shown against paths that have an external website.

  • Centenary Way

    This 100 mile path starts at Kingsbury Water Park in the north of the county and winds its way down to Upper Quinton on the Gloucestershire border. The route can be followed on Ordnance Survey Explorer maps.

  • Millennium Way
    Millennium Way

    With Pershore at one end and Middleton Cheney near Banbury at the other and passing close to both Birmingham and Coventry, The Millennium Way is a beautiful 100 mile walk in the heart of England.

  • The Heart of England Way
    The Heart of England Way

    The Heart of England Way is a 100 mile trail linking the Staffordshire Way the Cotswold Way and the Oxfordshire Way, it runs from Cannock Chase to Bourton-in-the-Water in the Cotswolds. The way forms part of the E2 euro route which runs from Athens to Stranraer!

  • The Arden Way
    The Arden Way

    A 26 mile circular walk around Henley-in-Arden and Alcester called the Arden Way.

  • A Coventry Way
    A Coventry Way

    A 40 mile long trail in the Warwickshire and Solihull countryside circling the city of Coventry. The way is managed by the A Coventry Way Association who are developing a series of 21 short circular walks based on the way.

  • The Macmillan Way
    The Macmillan Way

    Devised to support the Macmillan nurses this is England’s third longest long distance path. The Macmillan Way follows the course of an oolitic limestone belt, using existing footpaths, bridleways and byways, and short stretches of minor roads.

  • The Monarch's Way
    The Monarch's Way

    The Monarch’s Way is a long distance walk (615 miles) from Worcester to Shoreham, passing through South Warwickshire.

  • Shakespeare's Way
      Shakespeare's Way

    This long-distance path runs between Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Shakespeare's Globe, London - a total distance of 146 miles.

  • Shakespeare's Avon Way
      Shakespeare's Avon Way

    Starting at the source of the Avon in Naseby, this 88-mile route follows the course of the river as close as possible through Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire to reach its' confluence with the Severn at Tewkesbury.

  • The Harry Green Way

    A 21 mile circular walk linking eight villages around Southam. The guide was produced in memory of Harry Green who was the Chairman of the Southam Ramblers for 20 years and who devised the walk in 1988.

  • Battlefield Trail
      Battlefield Trail

    The Battlefields Trail is a long distance footpath, running for 20 miles through beautiful countryside. Beginning at Chipping Warden in Northamptonshire and ending at Kineton in Warwickshire, it links three of England’s most important battlefields.

  • Jurassic Way

    The Jurassic Way is a long distance (88 miles), recreational walking route which travels the length of Northamptonshire and more. The termini are Banbury in Oxfordshire and Stamford in Lincolnshire.

  • Northamptonshire Round

    The 50 mile circular walking route taking in the pleasant countryside around Northampton was created by the local walking group the Ten Foot Club in 2003.

  • Nene Way

    The Nene Way is a long distance recreational route which follows the River Nene for some 70 miles through Northamptonshire.

  • Uppingham Round

    The Uppingham Round is a circular walk of around 80 miles that crosses the south of Rutland. With Uppingham roughly at its centre it passes through the districts of Harborough (Leicestershire), Corby (Northamptonshire) and East Northamptonshire.

  • Leicestershire Round

    The Round encircles Leicester and is within easy reach of the market towns of Oakham, Melton Mowbray, Loughborough, Hinkley and Lutterworth and passes through some of the most beautiful and historically interesting parts of the county.