Great BarrStreetly

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Distance

8km/5mi

Ascent

134 m

Descent

113 m

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Description

Heads west on Newton Road before crossing Red House Park. Picks up pavement of Chapel Lane and uses crossing across Walsall Road. Carries along the lane through the village beyond which is a short section of lane walking. There is a give way system for cars so they are slowed and considerate. Not long after joining the Beacon Way there is a footpath which runs parallel to the lane. At the turn in the road, the dirt track footpath starts on the other side and is more distinct from the road. At the top of the lane there is a 40mph road which needs crossing with care. Once you have crossed, it's only a few metres from the Beacon Way footpath which moves away from the road. A short walk through woods along dirt tracks brings you out at Beacon Road which again needs crossing with care. The route then follows the Beacon Way along the road and car park to enjoy the best views in all directions from Barr Beacon. Having passed the reservoir the route leaves the Beacon Way and moves along the dirt track towards Foley Road West. It's pavement all the way from there and you pass the pub, the Foley Arms as a possible stop. Having turned right into Blackwood Road you pass a parade of shops and then follow the road to the end. A turn left at the end onto Bridle Lane is a short walk from the meeting point outside the Tesco Express

Heads west on Newton Road before crossing Red House Park. Picks up pavement of Chapel Lane and uses crossing across Walsall Road. Carries along the lane through the village beyond which is a short section of lane walking. There is a give way system for cars so they are slowed and considerate. Not long after joining the Beacon Way there is a footpath which runs parallel to the lane. At the turn in the road, the dirt track footpath starts on the other side and is more distinct from the road. At the top of the lane there is a 40mph road which needs crossing with care. Once you have crossed, it's only a few metres from the Beacon Way footpath which moves away from the road. A short walk through woods along dirt tracks brings you out at Beacon Road which again needs crossing with care. The route then follows the Beacon Way along the road and car park to enjoy the best views in all directions from Barr Beacon. Having passed the reservoir the route leaves the Beacon Way and moves along the dirt track towards Foley Road West. It's pavement all the way from there and you pass the pub, the Foley Arms as a possible stop. Having turned right into Blackwood Road you pass a parade of shops and then follow the road to the end. A turn left at the end onto Bridle Lane is a short walk from the meeting point outside the Tesco Express

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Great Barr
Grid Ref SP0449194206
Lat / Lon 52.54570° / -1.93520°
Easting / Northing 404,491E / 294,206N
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Streetly
Grid Ref SP0791797772
Lat / Lon 52.57772° / -1.88460°
Easting / Northing 407,917E / 297,772N
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David Sanderson

31 Oct 2021

A really enjoyable route. You get off Newton Road pretty quickly and cross the delightful Red House Park. The next section follows Chapel Lane, first as a residential street and then, having crossed Walsall Road via the pedestrian crossing, as a country lane. There is a short section of lane walking, but the traffic is calmed and I found local drivers to be considerate. As you climb the hill, there is a footpath which runs parallel on the left hand side. A muddier but calmer option. The route is following the Beacon Way at this point and the actual path is mainly offroad, despite the markings on the OS map. There is a short section through woods and a road to cross. I was pleasantly surprised by how gentle the ascent felt. On reaching Barr Beacon you continue along the Beacon Way through the car park and past a set of picnic tables. The views in all directions are spectacular, into Birmingham, across the Black Country, into Staffordshire and into Warwickshire. The route from there to Streetly is by pavement and passes the Foley Arms as a possible stop. Not the most direct route, but the safest compared to the alternatives. Certainly a pleasure to walk and easy to follow. Four stars.


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