Sporty trips in Northern Warwickshire


Road racers can follow the route of the Ovo Womens Cycle Tour by downloading the map from their website. If off road is more your thing try the MTB trails at Pooley Country Park.  Or easy trails and bike hire at Kingsbury Water Park.


The Belfry at Wishaw has hosted more Ryder Cup matches than any other venue in the world.  3 golf courses to choose from. Marriot Forest of Arden at Maxstoke has 2 championship courses.

Adventurous activities

Garlands Leisure offers serious fun doing laser clay pigeon shooting, archery, quad biking and more.

Cliff Lakes for wakeboarding, waterskiing, open water swimming, obstacle courses and much more

For the more combative NPF Bassetts Pole has 16 activities available from paintball, laser combat to the UK’s largest inflatable assault course.

Only the bravest should try the Atherstone Ball Game, held every Shrove Tuesday for over 800 years.  There is only one rule ….do not kill anyone.  There are no other rules.  Try it if you dare!

Sailing is the the done thing at Shustoke Reservoir’s active sailing club.

Powerboat racing and jet skiis are available at Kingsbury Water Park.


The North Arden Heritage Trail has 12 downloadable walks to suit all tastes giving insights into fascinating local history.

Or the area’s 3 country parks have miles of paths, look out for them at Kingsbury Water Park, Hartshill Hayes and Pooley Country Park.

Wildlife and sailing life can be spotted while walking around Shustoke Reservoir.


Fisheries abound across the area with public fishing at Kingsbury Water Park or on the canals with a permit.

10 free things to do in Northern Warwickshire

*parking charges apply at certain locations There’s no such thing as a free lunch they say, but who needs lunch anyway when Northern Warwickshire has so much on offer for free? 1 Fancy the long route from Coventry to Birmingham? Get away from the cities while walking…

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Northern Warwickshire’s Cycling Country

Warwickshire is proud to have hosted a stage in the Ovo Women’s Cycle Tour for 3 years in a row – we certainly have some fine cycling country whatever your level of cycling proficiency. If you like to potter around away from traffic our country parks are ideal. Try…

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Historic days out in Northern Warwickshire

Henry Tudor’s restover before the Battle of Bosworth, an important Roman fort town & Boudica’s last stand, the Elizabethan centre of literary activity, the Sir Robert Peel Museum and George Eliot’s inspiration are just some of the historical places of importance that you visit in North Warwickshire.

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Family days out in Northern Warwickshire

Burn off some energy at our country parks or stroll along the peaceful Coventry or Fazeley canals? Whether you love books, adventure or animals we have some fantastic places for you to visit in North Warwickshire.

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Uncover George Eliot Country

“Unconventional”, “unorthodox”, descriptions of one of the leading nineteenth century authors Mary Ann Evans, known as George Eliot and born in Nuneaton; drawing on her early life here in rural Warwickshire her themes and characters are just as relevant today as then….

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10 ideas for a rainy day

Let’s face it, England is famous for rainy days so we have it covered. 1 Have fun inside at the swimming pools in – Atherstone Leisure Complex, Pingles Nuneaton or Lea Marston hotel 2 Nuneaton’s Art Gallery & Museum showcases fine art, local history and galleries…

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