The River Avon (Warwickshire)
Guide to the River Avon (Warwickshire).
The river Avon (Warwickshire), also referred to as the "Upper Avon", "Shakespeare's Avon" and the "Stratford Avon", rises near the Northamptonshire village of Naseby in England.
The river offers some great course fishing, with species including barbel, bream, carp, chub, roach and tench.
The Path of the River Avon (Warwickshire)
The Warwickshire Avon flows from its source past the village of Welford, Northampton onto the Stanford Reservoir. As the river flows southwest from the reservoir it passes the idylic village of Stanford-on-Avon and winds its way between the villages of Catthorpe and Lilbourne.
The river heads west passing between Newton and Clifton-upon-Dunsmore on its way to Rugby. It passes north of Rugby and flows through the village of Newbold-on-Avon.
As it continues west it flows near the villages of Long Lawford, Little Lawford, Church Lawford and King's Newham. It passes close to Bretford village and meanders its way between Brandon and Wolston, passing north of Ryton-on-Dunsmore.
The River Avon (Warwickshire) then heads southwest where it is joined by its tributary the River Sowe near the village of Stoneleigh, about 3 miles south of Coventry.
The path of the river then takes a more southerly direction, where it passes the southern tip of Ashow village and on between the villages of Hill Wootton and Blackdown.
The river continues south and runs between the towns of Warwick and Leamington Spa where it is joined by another tributary the River Leam.
After being joined by the River Leame, the river winds its way along the southern edge of Warwick and then heads south passing near Longbridge and Barford.
As the river continues in a southerly direction it passes east of the village of Hampton Lucy, is joined by its tributary the River Dene, then it takes a more westerly route passing the villages of Alveston and Tiddington.
It then heads southwest and into the beautiful town of Stratford-upon-Avon. The river leaves Stratford-upon-Avon meeting its tributary the Rive Stour and flows southwest past the villages of Luddington, Weston-on-Avon and Welford-on-Avon.
Its course takes it west past the large village of Bidford-on-Avon, then the river starts to head south southwesterly and joins its tributary the River Arrow, it then heads past Offenham and onto the market town of Evesham.
The river then meanders its way west towards Pershore, passing the villages of Fladbury, Cropthorne and Wyre Piddle. After flowing past the eastern side of Pershore it takes a south southwesterley course passing Great Comberton, Eckington, Bredon and Twyning Green on its way to Tewkesbury.
The Avon (Warwickshire) then meets another of its tributaries, the River Swilgate, just before the River Avon's confluence with the River Severn.
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