Ruglic one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Rugeley and Lichfield.

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Is this route good enough? -  No (1)

Problems reported -  Access (1)

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Grid Ref SK0442917971
Lat / Lon 52.75935° / -1.93580°
Easting / Northing 404,429E / 317,971N
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Grid Ref SK1186909179
Lat / Lon 52.68020° / -1.82587°
Easting / Northing 411,869E / 309,179N

Ruglic One's land is

Arable 25.8%
Pasture 35.5%
Urban 38.7%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


David Sanderson

16 May 2021 Spring

I did this walk from Lichfield to Rugeley. It's a generally safe and pleasant walk and is well drawn but there are too many problems with it for me to recommend it.
1 I had to divert off it twice. Bishops Walk is temporarily closed in Lichfield (this should only be a problem until early June 2021) and more importantly a section of the walk at Armitage takes you along a footpath (marked on the OS map between SK 0804 1626 and SK 0837 1623) on the non-towpath side at the back of the Armitage Shanks factory which no longer exists and is impassable
2 It was most certainly not direct. It inexplicably follows a dog leg via two sides of a right angled triangle at Longdon Green which is a minor annoyance compared to the section between Armitage and Rugeley. There, having joined the Trent and Mersey Canal which would take you straight to the destination via a very pleasant walk, instead it diverts off across the River Trent through frequently flooded fields to outskirts of the village of Mavesyn Ridware (via a cattle farm but no shops). The route then took me around Rugeley across field then via a sharp ascent up what appeared to be an old slag heap (mining was once the main industry) and brought me into the far side of Rugeley (from Lichfield). I suspect the intention of this was to deliver the walker to Rugeley Trent Valley Railway Station. Crossing a few busy A roads to get to the canal I found myself walking down the Trent and Mersey (in the direction of Lichfield!) to get to the meeting point.
3 It appeared to be designed to avoid amenities. In the nearly 18km between Lichfield and Rugeley I passed within 100m of one supermarket and walked past one fish and chip shop and one pub (all in Handsacre). Please use Ruglic Two.

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