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Alvechurch

Worcestershire


Slow Ways linking Alvechurch and Bromsgrove, Longbridge, Redditch, Wythall

England / Worcestershire / Alvechurch

Alvechurch’s four Slow Ways are 81% checked

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 4/4
verified: 3/4
and surveyed: 2/4

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Walk to Alvechurch from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Alvechurch—Redditch
Alvred one

Double check Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 104m Descent 109m
Alvechurch—Redditch
Alvred two Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 135m Descent 140m
Alvechurch—Wythall
Alvwyt one Survey me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 117m Descent 81m
Bromsgrove—Alvechurch
Broalv one Verify me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 157m Descent 129m
Bromsgrove—Alvechurch
Broalv two Verify me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Longbridge—Alvechurch
Lonalv one Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 38m Descent 90m

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Collective progress

71% of Alvechurch’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

6/6

drawn

6/6

reviewed

2/6

surveyed

3/6

verified

10 people have contributed to Alvechurch’s Slow Ways

3 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Alvechurch

50km out of 50km have been walked and reviewed

140km of reviews have been shared in Alvechurch

Latest Updates

Steve Litchfield took this photo on Broalv one

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Leaving the road the route takes you past the farm and then through Blackwell Golf Club (photo 8). After exiting the golf club, you join the Agmore Road which then joins the Blackwell Road, before taking you under another railway bridge (photo 10). After the railway the route then crosses country before taking you to another bit of road walking through Burcot. Immediately after leaving the golf club behind, you are then tasked with crossing the busy A38 (photo 14)....

Steve Litchfield

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Steve Litchfield took this photo on Alvwyt one

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Leaving Wythall the route takes you away from Station Road briefly, but unavoidably rejoins it as you approach the A435 (photo 1). The route then walks adjacent to the motorway for ½ mile before you reach another lane that takes you ender the M42 (photo 9). After reaching Rowner Green Lane, the route then cuts cross country before reaching a metalled road at Alvechurch Lodge farm towards the A441....

Steve Litchfield

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I walked from Bromsgrove crossing over the A38 onto the first of two golf courses which have easy to follow paths and then quiet lane walking before arriving in Blackwell with a nice shop. After Blackwell you go under the railway before entering the second golf course which was quiet at the time i passed through and onto nice field paths with good views passing the Crown Pub next to Worcester and Birmingham Canal with good beer and food before arriving into Alvechurch. Some stiles on route so not for all users....

Nigel Cull

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A good Slow Ways easy to follow through lovely countryside....

Nigel Cull

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Then round a sports field and golf course, through a quiet housing estate, to reach countryside. Dont miss the path from the golf course to the housing estate- its not that obvious (see photo 7)....

AnnabelW

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The fields west of the reservoir were either a muddy quagmire, or ankle high grass, so I was v wet and muddy when I finished....

Kristian Brock

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David Sanderson took this photo on Alvred two

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David Sanderson took this photo on Broalv two

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The walk up the pavementless Greenhill involves a little caution, but the roads are signed to be mindful of pedestrians and the drivers I encountered all were....

David Sanderson

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Bromsgrove—Alvechurch

David Sanderson added Broalv two, a new walk from Bromsgrove to Alvechurch

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Not that direct, but is forced into its choices by lack of crossings of the railway line....

David Sanderson

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Richard Gallagher took this photo on Broalv one

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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....

Richard Gallagher

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Olton and District u3a surveyed Alvred two

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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

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Olton and District u3a took this photo on Alvred two

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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....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Alvwyt one

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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....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Lonalv one

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Olton and District u3a surveyed Lonalv one

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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

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Olton and District u3a took this photo on Lonalv one

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Alvechurch—Redditch

Jane Taylor added Alvred two, a new walk from Alvechurch to Redditch

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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

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Features some very boggy sections so dress accordingly....

dennis

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Alvechurch

dennis surveyed Alvechurch

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NB there is a short stretch on Bittell Road with no footpath where prudence is required....

dennis

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Please note that it is not possible to cross the railway line at Butler's Wood Cottage. OS ref: SP028708...

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Alvechurch—Redditch

F Berry added Alvred one, a new walk from Alvechurch to Redditch

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Alvechurch—Wythall

Eric Forgan added Alvwyt one, a new walk from Alvechurch to Wythall

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Bromsgrove—Alvechurch

Eric Forgan added Broalv one, a new walk from Bromsgrove to Alvechurch

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Longbridge—Alvechurch

Eric Forgan added Lonalv one, a new walk from Longbridge to Alvechurch

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Alvechurch’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SP0284672621

Lat / Lon

52.35165° / -1.95964°

Easting / Northing

402,846E / 272,621N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Alvechurch's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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