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Slow Ways linking Alvechurch and Bromsgrove, Longbridge, Redditch, Wythall
Great Britain / Worcestershire / Alvechurch
Alvechurch’s four Slow Ways are 63% checked
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Walk to Alvechurch from further afield
|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Double check||Distance 8km/5mi||Ascent 104m||Descent 109m|
||Review me||Distance 8km/5mi||Ascent 135m||Descent 140m|
||Verify me||Distance 9km/5mi||Ascent 117m||Descent 81m|
||Review me||Distance 9km/6mi||Ascent 157m||Descent 129m|
||Enjoy me||Distance 8km/5mi||Ascent 38m||Descent 90m|
65% of Alvechurch’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
6 people have contributed to Alvechurch’s Slow Ways
0 people have pledged to walk and review a route
2 people have surveyed a route in Alvechurch
41km out of 41km have been walked and reviewed
73km of reviews have been shared in Alvechurch
Despite being a resident, I was very quickly on a footpath I'd never walked before and enjoyed the quick escape from town along the footpath towards the golf course. Before long I passed the footpath gate leading from the road verge which is the way I should've come. The next section is the longest stretch of road walking, there is no verge or shoulder here and it is narrow but there were only two cars that passed me. On this sunny winter's morning, the sun was peeking through the trees of the golf course and it was very beautiful. A short section of road then a turn left for the final flourish to a lovely walk....
Olton and District u3a surveyed Alvred twoWalk this route
Short stretch of road before a signposted left turn down a drive and up field paths over Newbourne Hill to Rowney Green. Turn right at signposted field path at path crossroads climbing up to Storrage Lane....
Olton and District u3a
The path then rolls with the hills it passes through, there is a crossing of Rowney Green Lane which needs care, but it was an easy crossing. The route uphill from there was very easy to follow and a slight worry about how I was going to get through a herd of cows asleep in front of a gate was allayed when I realised that the Slow Way actually follows the diverted route to the right of a pond away from the cows! At the top of the hill, having passed a sign telling me I was between Alvechurch and Wythall (phew!) I crossed Watery Lane and experienced my first bit of magic. The last section follows the pavement of Middle Lane and then Station Road. Crossing by where Station Road emerges was very tricky and might seem impossible at rush hour....
The first section follows the pavement of the main road and although quite dull, and seemingly heading east when you need to head south, it is very safe and does actually connect well with the footpaths that propel you south across the fields into Worcestershire. This section is a lane with no pavement and requires care to follow. Instead the route directed me into Old Birmingham Road, a lane with no pavement in order to reach a couple of dark footpaths to take me through the underpass....
Olton and District u3a surveyed Lonalv oneWalk this route
Lack of signage or visible paths over Cofton Common down to road approaching Upper Bittell Reservoir call for good map reading skills and use of a suitable app. Narrow, overgrown path after buildings north of Cofton Richards Farm could easily be missed....
Olton and District u3a
Jane Taylor added Alvred two, a new walk from Alvechurch to RedditchWalk this route
This route shows crossing a railway line. You can no longer do this and haven't been able to do so for many years. There is no way to cross the track it is fenced off....
Alvechurch Walking Buddies
Features some very boggy sections so dress accordingly....
dennis surveyed AlvechurchView facilities
NB there is a short stretch on Bittell Road with no footpath where prudence is required....
Please note that it is not possible to cross the railway line at Butler's Wood Cottage. OS ref: SP028708...
F Berry added Alvred one, a new walk from Alvechurch to RedditchWalk this route
Eric Forgan added Alvwyt one, a new walk from Alvechurch to WythallWalk this route
Eric Forgan added Broalv one, a new walk from Bromsgrove to AlvechurchWalk this route
Eric Forgan added Lonalv one, a new walk from Longbridge to AlvechurchWalk this route
Alvechurch’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
52.35165° / -1.95964°
Easting / Northing
402,846E / 272,621N
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