BirminghamColeshill (North Warwickshire)

Bircol two
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Distance

17km/10mi

Ascent

149m

Descent

161m

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Description

Route follows pavements through Digbeth, Deritend, Bordesley and Bordesley Green. At Alum Rock it goes north east to Hodge Hill where it heads into the Cole Valley for 7km of parks and nature reserves. At Bacon's End it rejoins the pavement. After crossing the A452 (via pedestrian islands) it follows the B4114 which crosses into Warwicksire and then across the M6, M6 toll and M42, all by flyover. The B4114 takes you into Coleshill. A short ascent up the High Street takes you to the meeting place. Route is mainly paved with the occasional tracks. Food and refreshment stops available throughout the first 7km. Shop (service station with supermarket and a Greggs) at 13km

Route follows pavements through Digbeth, Deritend, Bordesley and Bordesley Green. At Alum Rock it goes north east to Hodge Hill where it heads into the Cole Valley for 7km of parks and nature reserves. At Bacon's End it rejoins the pavement. After crossing the A452 (via pedestrian islands) it follows the B4114 which crosses into Warwicksire and then across the M6, M6 toll and M42, all by flyover. The B4114 takes you into Coleshill. A short ascent up the High Street takes you to the meeting place. Route is mainly paved with the occasional tracks. Food and refreshment stops available throughout the first 7km. Shop (service station with supermarket and a Greggs) at 13km

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Birmingham
Grid RefSP0692386533
Lat / Lon 52.47670° / -1.89950°
Easting / Northing406,923E / 286,533N
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Coleshill (North Warwickshire)
Grid RefSP2008789078
Lat / Lon 52.49926° / -1.70553°
Easting / Northing420,087E / 289,078N
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Review


David Sanderson

15 Aug 2021

Varied, reasonably direct route. The first section follows Digbeth High Street into Deritend. As well as all the entertainment and artistic endeavours of Digbeth, most bus routes south from the centre pass through here and the route passes Birmingham Bus Station. The street is currently having tramlines fitted to extend the existing network. It is very well connected. Having turned under Bordesley Railway Station you cross the inner ring road to join a road to take past St Andrews, Birmingham City's Football Ground and then on to Bordesley Green. This inner city section, as well as being heavily residential, offers a lot of cheap and cheerful shops and takeaway options. As you get to the edge of Alum Rock you turn away from the main road and follow a series of residential streets to enter the Cole Valley. The next section is a combination of offroad trails through recreation grounds, parks and nature reserves. The sound and then sight of planes taking off from nearby Birmingham Airport was the only reminder of where I was! City life hits you again at Bacon's End and you cross the road to join the pavement which takes you all the way to Coleshill. There are two crossings of roundabouts, the second of which, crossing the A452 needed extra caution to cross. The last section is a walk along a pavement next to the busy B4114 through edgeland. It's not particularly enjoyable but it does get you safely over three motorways! After exposure to so many motorways in such short succession, and the apparent creep of HS2, arrival in the pretty, historic village of Coleshill is welcome. A Slow Way featuring city centre, inner city, city parks, nature reserves and historic village. Safe, not the most direct, but I think the variety of the Cole Valley makes up for that. Transport links are excellent at the Birmingham end. I'd definitely walk it again!.


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