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By Hugh Hudson on 08 Dec 2022







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This is essentially the same route as BRORED 1, avoiding the dangerous crossing of the A448 dual carriageway and plotted a little more accurately. The B4096 is a fast road too, but has a pavement throughout the section we use here

This is essentially the same route as BRORED 1, avoiding the dangerous crossing of the A448 dual carriageway and plotted a little more accurately. The B4096 is a fast road too, but has a pavement throughout the section we use here


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Grid Ref SO9603370848
Lat / Lon 52.33571° / -2.05964°
Easting / Northing 396,033E / 270,848N
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Grid Ref SP0382367508
Lat / Lon 52.30569° / -1.94534°
Easting / Northing 403,823E / 267,508N
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David Sanderson

17 Jun 2023 (edited 20 Jun 2023) Spring

A safe, and for the most part, easy route to follow, but with one major flaw. This second version addresses the dangerous crossing of the first version but leaves in a dogleg just south of Tardebigge. I followed the detour to see whether the field walking would be a massive on the alternative which consists of a much shorter stretch of pavement and quiet lane. What I found was field full of rape. The farmer had left a corridor for the footpath, but this late in the season, the plants, which were just shy of 2 metres high, had grown across, making the route virtually impassable. I'm sure at times other than high summer to harvest, this would be an enjoyable section of the walk. Stiles and steps. Pubs at Finstall and Tardebigge. I've posted a "summer proof" and more direct version of the walk as Brored three.

Hugh Hudson

08 Dec 2022 Autumn

Walked from Bromsgrove to Redditch on a crisp sunny December morning. A good route, mostly easy to follow, which was just as well since the location service on my phone was playing up, so I had to resort to quite a lot of old fashioned map navigation.

Leaving the meeting point on Bromsgrove High Street, the route starts on the pedestrianised part of Chapel Street, crosses Windsor Road and continues up Chapel Street and down Chapel Walk. We go left on West Road, right on North Road and right again at East Road then left through the alleyway to Wendron Close. At Fordhouse Road we turn right, then cross the footbridge left over the A38 Bromsgrove bypass. On the far side two ramps take is left and right to Cornforth Road. We take the surfaced footpath left beyond the school, and when it enters an open space we take an unpaved shortcut path right along the right edge of the field to pick up the path from Mountserrat Road which continues to the right of a small lake. At a T junction we turn left then take the next path right and cross Royal Worcester Crescent to another T junction, where we go left again, then right beyond the houses up to another cul de sac, where we pick up the cycle route that goes south east and crosses under the railway to emerge on Heydon Road, which we follow left to its end.

Turning left up Alcester Road, we cross Finstock Road with care, then take the first signposted footpath right which soon joins the bridleway down to Dusthouse Lane, which we follow past a junction to where it turns sharply left. Here we take the footpath right (just north of the farm road) down to a little bridge, which we cross then take the path right that emerges on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal. We cross the canal and turn left along the towpath to the lock, then take the signposted but otherwise unmarked field path right towards the church. At the church we turn right, then left beyond the houses to reach High House Lane, going straight across. Here the cut footpath takes a more direct line than the right of way line. Beyond the third field boundary look for the path that goes sharp left towards the farm buildings - when I did it this started as a tractor track but became a cut footpath - the continuation at the bottom is obvious. The path goes right of the farm to pick up the farm lane which leads out onto Holyoakes Lane.

Here we turn left and right onto Alcester Road, which goes under the A448 Bromsgrove Highway. There is a large pub (Tardebigge Inn) near the junction on Hewell Lane. We cross Hewell Lane and turn right along the pavement on the North side, which we follow until we reach the power lines that mark the signposted footpath left over the fields. The waymarking of this path is not great, but it follows the power lines fairly closely, leading out to a large open field. Eventually we reach an underpass under Brockhill Drive, taking the left fork over the brook where the path splits. We cross Salters Lane onto Oak Tree Avenue, then follow the lake path around to the roundabout on Batchley Road, where we cross and cross the road left of the shops to find the surfaced path that follows the brook. Beyond the school we turn right up to Cedar Road, which we follow, then turn sharp right onto Elm Road. Beyond a right turn we go left up Edward Street, then cross Bromsgrove Road and turn right over another pelican crossing to the meeting point at/below the bus station.

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