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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Shenstone and Lichfield.

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (1) No (1)

Problems reported -  Access (1)

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Grid Ref SK1065604634
Lat / Lon 52.63936° / -1.84396°
Easting / Northing 410,656E / 304,634N
Grid Ref SK1186909179
Lat / Lon 52.68020° / -1.82587°
Easting / Northing 411,869E / 309,179N

Shelic One's land is

Arable 54.3%
Pasture 6.1%
Urban 39.6%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Hugh Hudson

05 Aug 2022

A qualified thumbs up from me - this is quite a good direct routes, though I do have a few concerns. Having looked at the map, there is a shortage of good alternatives that are not significantly longer, so I am prepared to accept the amount of road walking because the roads are not that busy.

I walked from Shenstone to Lichfield. Having looked at the route in advance, I was aware that the GPX file is rather too approximate, but the easier (and more accessible) way out of the station area is to use the access road not the steps. The next problem is the bridge over the railway from the field path - this is no problem for active walkers but there is a flight of steps.

The track continues into the next field and turns left - here I hit my next minor snag - there is no visible path line continuing straight on across the vast crop field and no waymarker, and I didn't fancy trampling it, so I was eventually forced to accept that the road through Chesterfield was the easier option. This might be easier in the other direction or at times of year when the crops are less mature - so I suspect that negotiation with the landowner would be better than writing it off.

I can report that Claypit Lane is now fully open to all traffic - there is a new roundabout serving the housing development just before the A461 Lichfield bypass, and although it has no pavement it is quiet enough not to be unpleasant. The route within Lichfield also has minor problems - I can see what the route creator was trying to do using right of way paths rather than streets, but the path leaving Sainte Foy Avenue is not signposted or visible on the ground - there is a surfaced path round the other (east) side of the large gated building whose fences block the old path line. I agree with David S that the route straight up the A5127 might be easier.

I will leave refinements and tweaks to those with more local knowledge.

David Sanderson

20 May 2021

DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS ROUTE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2021 AT THE EARLIEST. I was unable to review this route fully as a key part of it, Claypit Lane is closed to all traffic, including pedestrians, for 19 weeks as of April 2021. I started at Lichfield and found the first section loops inexplicably around the University rather then following a far more direct route via Birmingham Road (maybe it is explicable as this route would originally have been aiming to finish at the Cathedral and the end points changed later). South of Claypit Lane the route is good, passing through the edge of Wall before crossing under the A5 and M6 Toll before crossing open fields into Shenstone.

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