SolihullCoventry

Solcov one
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By a Slow Ways Volunteer on 07 Apr 2021


Distance

24km/15mi

Ascent

184m

Descent

234m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Solihull and Coventry.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Solihull and Coventry.

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This route has been reviewed by 3 people.

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Not verified

Route status - Live

Reviews - 3

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (2) Maybe (1)

Problems reported -  Access (1)

Downloads - 5

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Solihull
Grid Ref SP1449479650
Lat / Lon 52.41467° / -1.78832°
Easting / Northing 414,494E / 279,650N
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Coventry
Grid Ref SP3360079200
Lat / Lon 52.40979° / -1.50747°
Easting / Northing 433,600E / 279,200N
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Solcov One's land is

Arable 36.2%
Green urban 6.5%
Pasture 20.7%
Urban 33.9%
Woods 2.6%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

reviews


Marion Frankland

14 Apr 2022 Spring

This is a nice route between Coventry and Solihull, but be aware that HS2 means the path might be blocked and a detour necessary.
We started in Coventry, with a view of the Sherbourne before it disappears under the city, and catching it up again not long after it re-emerges. Then followed a walk through the suburbs and through ancient Tile Hill Wood before leaving the city towards Berkswell.(photo 4) We stopped for tea in Berkswell, but there was also a pub choice.(photo 3)
Continued on from Berkswell and encountered the first real problem, HS2 have blocked the path. Followed the diversion to find a man whose job it was to see us safely across the 'road' over the site! (photo 2) The only other main issue for me was as we joined the canal on the edge of Solihull, there was no path along the busy road and the steps down were steep. I've suggested an alternative in the photos (photo 1). Entering Solihull was nice, past the shops to the bus station.

Due to stiles, steps and narrow paths, not suitable for bikes or chairs.


Swifth

14 Apr 2022 Spring

A good route between Coventry and Solihull. Tries to avoid just walking out along the main road from Coventry. HS2 an issue outside of Berkswell but you were able to cross the site (see photo 1) at a slightly off route path (see photo 3). This diversion may change in the future. Section of the route is along the River Blythe so could become flooded.


Slow Ways Darren

02 Jun 2021 Spring

Shortly after Berkswell the route is blocked by HS2 construction work. Access to Park Lane isn't possible.


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