HagleyStourbridge

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Stourbridge Town to Hagley (Station to Station) This Slow Way is a reasonably direct route from Stourbridge to Hagley. Useful as it directly connects to the UK Rail network at the start and at the finish. The route takes in a good proportion of what is locally regarded as the 'Old Quarter' of Stourbridge, a dearth of Idiosyncratic attractive Victorian and Georgian properties are passed before leaving the suburban confines heading South towards Hagley via Mary Stevens Park. This routes illustrates the rural edge of the Black Country perfectly, wonderful vistas without involving significant gradients.

Route details Stourbridge to Hagley
1. Leave Stourbridge Town Railway Station, head into the town via the underpass to avoid crossing the ring road. As you emerge from the underpass you will find yourself in the upper High St. For immediate Pubs 'Cock & Bull' and 'Sofio Lounge'. For Pizza highly recommend 'Ronnies' as short 5min detour of the ring road.

2. Following the route, take the short pedestrian passage to the ring road and cross where safe. Passing the old Police Station the Catholic and Methodist Churches you will find yourself in Worcester Street,. Several good pubs on route, The Waggon & Horses, continue along Worcester Lane until you come to the roundabout by the gates of Mary Stevens Park. Here on the corner you will find The Plough PH, it has a large covered garden area. There is also a good chip shop just passed the roundabout

3. Enter into Mary Stevens via the main gates and head down the main paved walkway, you will shortly pass the War Memorial. There is a very pleasant independent café close by selling good coffee, snacks and cakes etc. Head on through the park until you come to the main recreation area. option here for a walk circular around the lake, wildfowl, swans and geese etc. Continue out of the park though its southern gate onto Stanley Road, Turn left and then right into Lea Vale Road. Shortly turn into Albemarle Road then after passing the school car park, turn off left into the open area of Sports Ground. Assuming there isn't a game of cricket going on head approximately South across the sports field to the exit on Melrose Avenue. Here you cross the road and directly enter a ROW heading across the Golf Club. Continue south along the ROW exiting onto Racecourse Lane.

4. Cross Racecourse Lane with care, the cars go fast, and onto Ounty John Lane, so named after local Mole Catcher, at the end you will find a ROW leading pased a small Severn Trent facility. Moving on the track slowly rises opens up with views left towards The Clent Hills and Wychbury monument. You are now in the vicinity of the Elan Valley Pipe Line which supplies water to Birmingham from the welsh valleys. In 1968 a bomb planted by Welsh Nationalists exploded and wrecked the pipeline into Birmingham near this spot. You may also see the Ounty John Boot, a memorial nailed to a fence post. Continue south following the ROW, turn left when you come to a junction in the path and then shortly later right onto a ROW bordering the school sports ground. This path then turns into a paved road for a short distance before emerging onto Brake Lane. Turn left here and continue passed the schools and over the railway bridge to Hagley Station. Hagley village has some good amenities including a Bathams Pub and a good coffee shop, The Cup

Stourbridge Town to Hagley (Station to Station) This Slow Way is a reasonably direct route from Stourbridge to Hagley. Useful as it directly connects to the UK Rail network at the start and at the finish. The route takes in a good proportion of what is locally regarded as the 'Old Quarter' of Stourbridge, a dearth of Idiosyncratic attractive Victorian and Georgian properties are passed before leaving the suburban confines heading South towards Hagley via Mary Stevens Park. This routes illustrates the rural edge of the Black Country perfectly, wonderful vistas without involving significant gradients.

Route details Stourbridge to Hagley
1. Leave Stourbridge Town Railway Station, head into the town via the underpass to avoid crossing the ring road. As you emerge from the underpass you will find yourself in the upper High St. For immediate Pubs 'Cock & Bull' and 'Sofio Lounge'. For Pizza highly recommend 'Ronnies' as short 5min detour of the ring road.

2. Following the route, take the short pedestrian passage to the ring road and cross where safe. Passing the old Police Station the Catholic and Methodist Churches you will find yourself in Worcester Street,. Several good pubs on route, The Waggon & Horses, continue along Worcester Lane until you come to the roundabout by the gates of Mary Stevens Park. Here on the corner you will find The Plough PH, it has a large covered garden area. There is also a good chip shop just passed the roundabout

3. Enter into Mary Stevens via the main gates and head down the main paved walkway, you will shortly pass the War Memorial. There is a very pleasant independent café close by selling good coffee, snacks and cakes etc. Head on through the park until you come to the main recreation area. option here for a walk circular around the lake, wildfowl, swans and geese etc. Continue out of the park though its southern gate onto Stanley Road, Turn left and then right into Lea Vale Road. Shortly turn into Albemarle Road then after passing the school car park, turn off left into the open area of Sports Ground. Assuming there isn't a game of cricket going on head approximately South across the sports field to the exit on Melrose Avenue. Here you cross the road and directly enter a ROW heading across the Golf Club. Continue south along the ROW exiting onto Racecourse Lane.

4. Cross Racecourse Lane with care, the cars go fast, and onto Ounty John Lane, so named after local Mole Catcher, at the end you will find a ROW leading pased a small Severn Trent facility. Moving on the track slowly rises opens up with views left towards The Clent Hills and Wychbury monument. You are now in the vicinity of the Elan Valley Pipe Line which supplies water to Birmingham from the welsh valleys. In 1968 a bomb planted by Welsh Nationalists exploded and wrecked the pipeline into Birmingham near this spot. You may also see the Ounty John Boot, a memorial nailed to a fence post. Continue south following the ROW, turn left when you come to a junction in the path and then shortly later right onto a ROW bordering the school sports ground. This path then turns into a paved road for a short distance before emerging onto Brake Lane. Turn left here and continue passed the schools and over the railway bridge to Hagley Station. Hagley village has some good amenities including a Bathams Pub and a good coffee shop, The Cup

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Hagley
Grid Ref SO9015980518
Lat / Lon 52.42257° / -2.14613°
Easting / Northing 390,159E / 280,518N
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Stourbridge
Grid Ref SO9043084220
Lat / Lon 52.45586° / -2.14225°
Easting / Northing 390,430E / 284,220N
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Reviews


Dave4

11 Jul 2022

A really pleasant walk. I walked this with David Sanderson and agree with all the review points which he has left. The route compiler has left very good directions and has clearly a good knowledge of the route. It would make sense for that person to review it and get the route 'snailed'.


David Sanderson

10 Jul 2022

Short pleasant, safe and direct route. The Stourbridge section tends to use alleyways to cross the town before joining the A451 as far as Mary Stevens Park, a well used, friendly and popular spot. The footpath then links a series of green spaces, including a cricket pitch and golf course to John Ounty Lane. This gentle ascent takes you into the Worcestershire countryside with great views around. The paths into Hagley are well marked and popular, but are narrow and very uneven in sections. The meeting place is outside Hagley Station down a flight of steps. A step free version is possible by staying on the main road and joining the road to the front of the station. In summary, it's a short, direct and well served route. I'm happy to describe it as safe but there were two road crossings which needed extra care. First, crossing the A491 from the direction of Stourbridge Town Station and then crossing Racecourse Lane, which isn't easy to see along. But overall, a very good Slow Way.

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    David Sanderson

    10 Jul 2022

    "Ounty John Lane" (not "John Ounty Lane") has no pavement but it is relatively short and was quite quiet when I walked along it. It's wide too, which makes it feel reasonably safe to walk along.

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