BurntwoodLichfield

Burlic two
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By David Sanderson on 24 Apr 2021


Distance

8km/5mi

Ascent

23m

Descent

101m

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Description

Route starting off along the Cannock Road then going round Burntwood Green and along Woodhouses Lane. Following popular and well marked footpaths and avoiding on road walking. Arriving in Lichfield at the Three Tuns Pub and walking into Lichfield along the Walsall Road. A turning right into Bird Street with its many places to eat drink and stay before following Upper John Street to Lichfield City Station

Route starting off along the Cannock Road then going round Burntwood Green and along Woodhouses Lane. Following popular and well marked footpaths and avoiding on road walking. Arriving in Lichfield at the Three Tuns Pub and walking into Lichfield along the Walsall Road. A turning right into Bird Street with its many places to eat drink and stay before following Upper John Street to Lichfield City Station

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Reviews - 3

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (3)

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Grade 3: Route includes rough surfaces that may include small boulders, potholes, shallow ruts, loose gravel, short muddy sections.
Access grade X: At least one stile, flight of steps or other obstacle that is highly likely to block access for wheelchair and scooter users.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Not present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
Not present at time of survey Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Not present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Not present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Not present at time of survey Vegan restaurant (1)
Not present at time of survey Accommodation (1)
Not present at time of survey Accommodation < £50 (1)
Not present at time of survey Campsite (1)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (1)
Not present at time of survey Free wifi (1)
Not present at time of survey Public phone (1)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (1)
Not present at time of survey Train station (1)
Not present at time of survey Bench (1)
Not present at time of survey Picnic table (1)
Present at time of survey Bus stop (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry (1)

Challenges

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Not present at time of survey Scrambling (1)
Not present at time of survey Wading (1)
Not present at time of survey Swimming (1)
Not present at time of survey Climbing (1)
Not present at time of survey Stepping stones (1)
Not present at time of survey Very slippery (1)
Maybe present Very muddy (1)
Not present at time of survey Very icy (1)
Not present at time of survey Likely to flood (1)
Not present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
Maybe present Crops encroaching on path (1)
Maybe present Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Present at time of survey Stiles (1)
Not present at time of survey Step and kerbs (1)
Present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
Not present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
Present at time of survey Gates (1)
Present at time of survey Kissing gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Locked gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Disables access gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Cycle barriers (1)
Not present at time of survey Ladders (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle grids (1)
Not present at time of survey Fords (1)
Not present at time of survey Narrow bridges (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (1)
Present at time of survey Acceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Unacceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Dangerous road crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on paths beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Walking on verges beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Railway crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey River crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle possible (1)
Present at time of survey Horses possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Tidal area (1)
Not present at time of survey Potential falls (1)
Present at time of survey Exposed to elements (1)
Not present at time of survey Remote area (1)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (1)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (1)
Not present at time of survey No visible path (1)
Not present at time of survey Seasonal nesting birds (1)
Not present at time of survey Other hazards (1)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Not present at time of survey Free of stiles (1)
Present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
Present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (1)
Present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (1)

Measurements

Surveyors were asked to measure the narrowest and steepest parts of paths.

The narrowest part of the path is 50.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 5.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 5.0% (1)

The steepest camber: no data

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Unclear in places (1)

Successfully completed

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Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Recommended by an expert

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Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Terrain

We asked route surveyors to estimate how much of the route goes through different kinds of terrain.

50.0% of the route is on roads (1)

40.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

60.0% of the route is paved (1)

5.0% of the route is muddy (1)

There is no data on rough ground

There is no data on long grass

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3X February 2023 by Hugh Hudson
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Burntwood
Grid Ref SK0452909351
Lat / Lon 52.68185° / -1.93444°
Easting / Northing 404,529E / 309,351N
What3Words vibrate.civil.shell
Lichfield
Grid Ref SK1186909179
Lat / Lon 52.68020° / -1.82587°
Easting / Northing 411,869E / 309,179N
What3Words slug.gallons.career

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reviews


Ken

05 Feb 2023 Winter

The exit from Burntwood or Chase Terrace really has no choice but follow the wide pavement of the main road. Evidence of early ribbon development makes for a varied scene while the map shows later development behind which offers little if any parallel route, good to avoid rat runs but no thought for walking routes.

We spot Prince's Park opposite the church at Burntwood Green, this must have a claim for the smallest park. The path across a paddock strewn with electric fencing is perhaps best avoided, making an end on approach to the green Woodhouse Lane instead. This offers the first stretch of off road walking and is popular with locals.

A short section of fairly quiet road with no pavement, but a busy cycle touring route. Back in the fields we are now on a footpath, fenced in at times and offering some uncertainty as we approached the redeveloped Edial Farm. 'Please Close the Gate' offers the only assurance that we can open it and proceed.

Meeting the road into Lichfield at Sandyway confirms this has been easy ground to walk over with little or no mud on route, although it had been a dry January.

The final road side walk was improved by the company of Hugh and the cycle lane road marking which encouraged passing traffic to allow an additional space between them and the pavement.


Hugh Hudson

04 Feb 2023 (edited 05 Feb 2023) Winter

Walked from Burntwood to Lichfield. A sound direct route - the middle part is very enjoyable and well used, but the amount of road walking at both ends loses a star.

The route is clear and mostly very easy to follow, Leaving the meeting point at Sankey's Corner, we head east along the rather noisy A5190 (Bridge Cross Road and Cannock Road) for some distance. At a little roundabout we turn left up Rugeley Road, then turn right along Church Road, which ends between the tiny Prince's Park and the red brick church. Here we turn right and take the path across the next field (it is probably easier to miss out this short poorly signed path which has stiles at both ends and a maze of possibly electric fences to negotiate, since the bridleway it joins starts just a few yards further down Farewell Lane. So farewell Burntwood, and along the lane which is popular with local dog walkers. We turn right along Woodhouses Road and then straight on past Edail Farm onto a clearly marked and well used field path with more stiles.Just before the far side of a large field we take another well used path right which leads easily to Walsall Road (the only route finding issue is that most people seem to follow the near edge of the last field rather than the right of way line which is obstructed by a fallen telegraph pole and has no footpath sign. The rest of the route into Lichfield is easy, straight on into the centre then right along Bird Street to the meeting point at Lichfield City station.


David Sanderson

20 May 2021 Spring

I walked this route from Lichfield. The first section is past some very historic buildings including the 15th century St Johns Hospital (1). Following the pavement of the often busy Upper St John Street to where it becomes the quieter semi pedestrianised Bird Street you then turn left into Sandford Street (2) to start your journey west. The route out of Lichfield follows the pavement of Walsall Road past Festival Park and then along the main road. I considered this compared to the lanes of Burlic one. There is undoubtedly more traffic this way, but it is travelling more slowly and not trying to share the same space as you! Just before getting to the Three Tuns Pub there is a turn right into the fields. You then cross these fields (3) and join the track, the view back to Lichfield is lovely (5). Having passed Pipe Grange you continue along the path but then take the fork to the right (leaving the Brolic route!) The path ahead is straight, and very well marked (7). You have views of the village of Hammerwich to your left. The path becomes a track (8) and this joins the only bit of a lane walking required as you join Woodhouse Road (9) for about 150m. You turn left into a bridleway, Woodhouse Lane (10, 11 and 12) which takes you to the edge of Burntwood. The only slight issue I had with this route was the fact that a footpath across a field cuts a corner before you get to the end of the lane so I missed it first time. The field has a variety of animals and it appeared to be fenced off but in reality it was the modern form of temporary fence (wire/tape) which can be removed and then replaced with a clip. Emerging at the other side you are now on Farewell Lane, where at the top you pass the UK's smallest public park Princes Park (13) and Christchurch (14). It's all pavement from here, along Church Road, left into Rugeley Road and then right into Cannock Road which takes you up a gentle slope to your destination (15). Safe, direct, offroad, easy to follow and beautiful. 5/5.


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