Trips Around Uni
When you need a break from studying, exploring a new place and getting some fresh air is one of the best things you can do. So during my three years at Warwick, I have explored the area quite a bit and wanted to put together a little guide. And while I love outdoor activities, I’ve also included some indoor options, since this is still the UK… As a little disclaimer though, I love walking, so a lot of these options are somewhat active.
Walk from Leamington Spa to Warwick. There is a very nice walk along rivers and canals, starting at Jefferson Gardens in Leam. It doesn’t take more than an hour and at the end you can explore Warwick town.
Go to Stratford-upon-Avon, row on the canals and visit Shakespeare’s birthplace.
Walk around Draycote waters. This is a nice reservoir with a circumference of about 8km. You can walk it, bike it or do some sort of water sport on the lake itself.
Explore Kenilworth, Abbey Fields and the castle. Walking around Abbey Fields is pretty short, so you can extend it by walking on a public footpath west of the castle.
Have a picnic in a park. In Coventry War Memorial Park is the best or Hearsall Common if you live in Earlsdon. In Kenilworth go to Abbey Fields and in Leamington anywhere along the river Leam.
Go to Birmingham, explore the sights, go shopping. During Christmas time, visit the German Christmas market.
Explore Ryton Pools Country Park. Very peaceful and never crowded.
Go to Drayton Manor. It’s a bit further away, so a proper day trip. But get together some friends and you’ll have a great time.
Visit Coombe Abbey and its country park.
Go to the Coventry Transport Museum. It’s free and really good.
Visit the Herbert Art Gallery in Coventry. Also free and surprising good.
Go Bowling at Tenpin Bowling in Coventry or Leamington.
Play laser quest or go to an escape room in Coventry.
Try ice skating in Coventry. Go in the afternoon though, otherwise it’s more expensive or even closed to the public.
Photo taken from: https://www.celticcastles.com/castles/coombe-abbey/