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The 2020 Annual Challenge
Sunday 5 April 2020


The 2020 Challenge is now full and entries are closed.
Only waiting list entries (via SiEntries) are available.
Postal applications no longer accepted


Sarah Nicholson's 21 Circular Walks

Local walker Sarah Nicholson recently completed all 21 Circular Walks accessed from A Coventry Way. After covering 160 miles over two and a half years Sarah sent us this message:
"I just wanted to send a thank you to all those involved in the Coventry Way Association, and particularly those who developed the circular walks. I live in Coventry and have just finished walking every one of the circular walks: I started with walk 6 on 14th May 2017 and finished by retracing some of my steps doing walk 5 on 2nd September 2019. I've hugely enjoyed exploring all the paths in all weathers and seasons, sharing some of the walks with friends, taking photos and talking about the project to friends and family. It's been brilliant!"

View Sarah's 21 Walks photos on our Facebook page

30 Years of A Coventry Way – how it all started

On the 17th of September 1989 Bob Watson was approaching a stile situated on The Heart of England Way near Chadwick End. Approaching the stile from the opposite direction were Cyril and Iris Bean. After exchanging greetings (as walkers do), Cyril enquired if Bob did a lot of walking and if so would he help with a project that Cyril was beginning - A CIRCULAR WALK around the City of Coventry. The rest is history!

Annual General Meeting 2019
The 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held at 7pm on Monday 9 December at King Henry VIII School Swimming Pool Classroom. Guest speaker (to be confirmed) and refreshments.

Go to the Visitor Information section on King Henry VIII school website for venue location details.

Another little challenge for the work party volunteers. On Walk 17 Route A near Fillongley a rotten gatepost had given way causing the gate to fall into the crop field.

A replacement hinge post and the job is done.

A Coventry Way Association had a great weekend at the Godiva Festival on 6 & 7 July. With many people stopping to view our photographic display and trying the Kissing Gate we achieved our aim of making many people aware of of the lovely countryside which is available to walk in and enjoy around the City of Coventry.
The 21 Walks Book achieved good sales and the interest in next years Cyril Bean Coventry Way Challenge suggests that once again the event will be full soon after September 1st.

  • Challenge 2019 results

  • 05-Nov-2018 - 40-Miler-2018 results are now available.  See 40 Mile Club updated overview spreadsheet for information and link(s) plus Your Contribution.
  • 09-Sep-2018 - Challenge 2018 Results Issue 1 available, correctly shown after a little problem this morning - more


Achievements 2018 include:

  1. ??Achieving 250 starters
    -0 to +10
  2. ??Having the lowest % Retirements (7% this year lowest for years)
  3. ??Achieving the lowest %DNS

April 9th 2018 
No Started      = 231  (was 251 in '17)
No 40-milers   = 195  (was 222 in '17)
No Relay Teams = 11 (was  10 in '17)
No time records broken this year, but the first 3 men only a few minutes from the first 3 ladies with two ladies being in places 4 and 5 and the third lady to finish as number 14!

Organisation Achievements - see on Left

Weather damp (Cloudy Dawn to Dusk but warm ).  That was much better than the forecast for Thunder storms on Friday, Saturday then Sunday.

See also for 2017 (updates
for 2008 soon):

Full Results 


Photos - ACW Slide Show 

40-Mile Club (2017 included)

Route overview with outline maps. more

For up-date information about all the paths, see Footpath Update News

For a large scale map visit ACW Large Scale Maps page, then starting with map on right zoom in to see every tree!

Route Details
Previous Challenges

Challenge results for all years since 1997, the 40 Mile Club and accounts from the participants.   more

All who complete the 40 miles in one day become members of the 40-miler Club.  For list see  more

Details of "21 Circular Walks" - link walks off the Coventry Way, and surrounding areas.    more

 Other Linked Walks
Accomodation and Refreshments

Listings of places for accommodation on ACW 40-mile route, and refreshments on all routes, with outline details and links to listed websites. 

Details of working parties, overseers and their efforts to maintain ACW and associated footpaths.   more

Also read the Working Party Latest news items to find out about recent work completed, and plans for the future. 


Contact Us

Contact a member of A Coventry Way Association who can help you with any queries you may have concerning the footpath and it's events.   more

Find out how A Coventry Way was conceived, learn about how it was developed in it's early years, the personalities involved, and how it has become a recognised and established long distance footpath.    more

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Take a break and relax with photo galleries of ACW, cartoons and    more

Geocaching is an entertaining form of a treasure hunt, using satellite navigation.    more

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Links to additional walking and outdoor related web sites.     more



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