BloxwichAldridge

Bloald two
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Distance

8km/5mi

Ascent

65 m

Descent

65 m

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Description

Direct route from Bloxwich to Aldridge. Mainly via pavement in Blakenhall Heath then crosses the Lea (park). Picking up Harden Road it crosses the A461 then goes through a park then via a track to the towpath of the Wyrley and Essington Canal before reaching the west end of Aldridge. It's all pavement from there and goes via the town centre and the main bus stops through the shopping centre to the meeting place, which is slightly removed but is not too far

Direct route from Bloxwich to Aldridge. Mainly via pavement in Blakenhall Heath then crosses the Lea (park). Picking up Harden Road it crosses the A461 then goes through a park then via a track to the towpath of the Wyrley and Essington Canal before reaching the west end of Aldridge. It's all pavement from there and goes via the town centre and the main bus stops through the shopping centre to the meeting place, which is slightly removed but is not too far

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Bloxwich
Grid Ref SJ9981602238
Lat / Lon 52.61793° / -2.00415°
Easting / Northing 399,816E / 302,238N
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Aldridge
Grid Ref SK0597600705
Lat / Lon 52.60411° / -1.91319°
Easting / Northing 405,976E / 300,705N
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Review


David Sanderson

23 Aug 2021

I started in Bloxwich on a rainy Saturday morning. The route from the meeting place (by the bus stops) soon leaves the bustle of the High Street to join suburban pavements of Blakenhall Heath. After a start of pavement pounding you are soon crossing a local patch of green space, the Lea. It seemed everyone I passed wished me a good morning and I was struck with how incredibly friendly this area is. Beyond the Lea you follow the road down to the main, Harden Road. This takes you to Rushall where the biggest concentration of takeaways and shops is, as you cross the Lichfield Road. There are a series of pedestrian crossings to take you to Rushall Park which is where the next stage of the walk is. Having crossed the park, you join a lane which brings you to the towpath of the Wyrley and Essington Canal. The canal doesn't appear to allow boats to travel, so the water is clear but full of vegetation. After this particularly relaxing section. You leave the canal and make your way around the business park west end of Aldridge. The final section crosses a park by the stream and then crossing a road into the car park of Morrisons. Following the pedestrian lane you emerge on to the High Street and cross where the road narrows to a single lane. It is here that the bus interchange is, and in my opinion, the benches between the bus stops (to all destinations) and Costa Coffee would make a far better meeting place than the destination to get to which you go through the shopping centre and cross a small park. This route is direct, safe and well served. The section along the canal is probably the most serene but I can't see how it could be done better. Full marks.


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