Rowley RegisOldbury (Sandwell)

Rowold two
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Distance

4km/2mi

Ascent

27m

Descent

42m

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Rowley Regis Railway Station to Oldbury town centre via Oldbury Road, then across playing fields and green spaces to Halesowen Street

Rowley Regis Railway Station to Oldbury town centre via Oldbury Road, then across playing fields and green spaces to Halesowen Street

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Rowley Regis
Grid RefSO9796486571
Lat / Lon 52.47708° / -2.03140°
Easting / Northing397,964E / 286,571N
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Oldbury (Sandwell)
Grid RefSO9896489503
Lat / Lon 52.50344° / -2.01669°
Easting / Northing398,964E / 289,503N
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Review


David Sanderson

06 Nov 2021

A very functional 50min might be a good way to summarise this walk. I started from Oldbury, the route crosses the A457 via a pedestrian island and some care is needed. The pavement beside the busy A4034 is wide but you don't follow it for long as you turn right and then go offroad along a footpath adjacent to a massive electricity substation. The path is on a slope at times and it might suit some walkers and wheelers to follow the pavement of the main road instead. The exit to this electric greenspace leads to a crossing point of A4123, another road requiring care to cross. On the other side is the entrance to a set of football fields, this is probably the most enjoyable section of the walk. There is a short section of residential side streets beyond, before you join the pavement of the A4034. This next section has a pub and some shops but is next to a very busy road. After some distance you cross into a side street and then take a series of quiet, rather pleasant paths through to Rowley Regis Railway Station, where the meeting place is. Having designed this route myself, four months ago, as part of the exercise to make routes more direct, I'm fairly definite there was no greener alternative that did not involve a major detour. Saying that, there might be a nicer route out there. Direct, safe, some variety, easy to follow, just a bit difficult to love.


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