Alvechurch

Worcestershire


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

Slow Way Route To do
Alvechurch—Redditch
Alvred one Double check Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 104m Descent 109m
Alvechurch—Redditch
Alvred two Verify me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 135m Descent 140m
Alvechurch—Wythall
Alvwyt one Verify me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 117m Descent 81m
Bromsgrove—Alvechurch
Broalv one Pioneer me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 157m Descent 129m
Longbridge—Alvechurch
Lonalv one Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 38m Descent 90m
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Alvechurch, Wed 7 December

Partly cloudy

Alvechurch’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SP0284672621

Lat / Lon

52.35165° / -1.95964°

Easting / Northing

402,846E / 272,621N

Facilities

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

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket

Restaurant

Accommodation

Accommodation < £50

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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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

danravenellison 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...

HilaryB48

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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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