West BromwichGreat Barr

Wesgre one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting West Bromwich and Great Barr.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting West Bromwich and Great Barr.

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This route has been reviewed by 2 people.

This route has been flagged (2 times) for reasons relating to accuracy.

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

Problems reported -  Accuracy (2)

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Start and end points

West Bromwich
Grid RefSP0046791013
Lat / Lon 52.51702° / -1.99454°
Easting / Northing400,467E / 291,013N
Great Barr
Grid RefSP0449194206
Lat / Lon 52.54570° / -1.93520°
Easting / Northing404,491E / 294,206N

Wesgre One's land is

Green urban 35.4%
Urban 64.6%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



07 Apr 2022

For my comments on this route see Wesgre 3 which is a more accurately plotted version of the route with a slight deviation at the West Bromwich end to give a more visually interesting way from the bus station.

Wesgre 1 can be followed using common sense but the plotting is very vague - for instance taking a long diagonal crossing of Newton Road, a fast moving dual carriageway near the end point at Great Barr, crossing the river in Sandwell Country Park where there is no bridge.

3 stars because the pop mapping is outweighed by the very pleasant surroundings of the main section of the walk.

David Sanderson

01 Apr 2022

Started this route from Great Barr. The idea behind the route is sound but it suffers from some very vague plotting. Most of this was forgivable apart from a section in Mayer's Green which put us on the wrong side of the road without a crossing. The tin hat had to be the final section which, rather than following the High Street to the Bus Station, deliberately puts you on a side of the road with initially no pavement, and then a pavement clearly designed to deter pedestrians. It was clearly a bust then. I've tidied, corrected and improved the route in Wesgre three.

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