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Bloxwich

West Midlands


Slow Ways linking Bloxwich and Aldridge, Brownhills, Codsall, Great Wyrley, Walsall, Wednesfield, Willenhall

England / West Midlands / Bloxwich

Bloxwich’s seven Slow Ways are 61% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 6/7
verified: 2/7
and surveyed: 2/7

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Walk to Bloxwich from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Bloxwich—Aldridge
Bloald one Pioneer me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 64m Descent 64m
Bloxwich—Aldridge
Bloald two Verify me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 65m Descent 65m
Bloxwich—Brownhills
Blobro one

Double check Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 58m Descent 47m
Bloxwich—Brownhills
Blobro two Verify me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 36m Descent 48m
Bloxwich—Walsall
Blowal one

Enjoy me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 5m Descent 46m
Bloxwich—Walsall
Blowal two Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 13m Descent 55m
Bloxwich—Walsall
Blowal three Enjoy me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 45m Descent 7m
Codsall—Bloxwich
Codblo one Pioneer me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 117m Descent 165m
Great Wyrley—Bloxwich
Greblo one Enjoy me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 20m Descent 45m
Wednesfield—Bloxwich
Wedblo one Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 54m Descent 35m
Willenhall—Bloxwich
Wilblo one

Double check Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 61m Descent 27m
Willenhall—Bloxwich
Wilblo two Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 74m Descent 40m

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Collective progress

58% of Bloxwich’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

12/12

drawn

10/12

reviewed

3/12

surveyed

3/12

verified

6 people have contributed to Bloxwich’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

3 people have surveyed a route in Bloxwich

62km out of 88km have been walked and reviewed

109km of reviews have been shared in Bloxwich

Latest Updates

Hugh Hudson surveyed Blowal three

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There are steps up to Fryers Road and avoidable steps on the railway bridge. From Walsall, we head for the canal basin and follow the south bank round to Moat Road, where an old canal bridge offers access to the west bank of the canal to Bloxwich....

Hugh Hudson

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From Bloxwich the side roads are fairly quiet and comfortable to walk along....

Ken

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The traffic noise along the A34 blots out any potential enjoyment even when there are fields alongside. There are buildings and features of interest on the approach to Bloxwich....

Ken

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The route is very simple - from the meeting point in Bloxwich we follow the pavement of the A34....

Hugh Hudson

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Although the start of this route from Walsall felt frustratingly like I was heading the wrong direction, it soon transpired that the payoff is that this is actually the most pleasant and relaxing route between Walsall and Bloxwich. Not direct, but not badly indirect and definitely safe, offroad and easy to follow. No stiles or steps...

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Blowal three

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David Sanderson took this photo on Wedblo one

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David Sanderson took this photo on Blowal two

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Shops, pubs and links to public transport throughout (multiple bus routes and Bloxwich Railway Station). The section through Rough Wood doesn't precisely follow the route but indicates the direction sufficiently to not get lost. Has unavoidable steps in two places so not completely accessible....

David Sanderson

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Safe, direct, with no steps or stiles although leaving the canal at Fryers is a little steep. Shops, food and transport at either end....

David Sanderson

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Besides this green corridor of the rail land it was surprising that often the view is of fields and trees in what I considered would be an urban walk. The walk across first Little Common onto Old Town Lane and finally passing Pelsall Village School offers a historic dream of an otherwise modern residential area....

Ken

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Direct but not off road, well there is an adequate pavement so what is off road walking?...

Ken

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Bloxwich—Walsall

Paul McGill added Blowal three, a new walk from Bloxwich to Walsall

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Easy to follow route and quickest between Bloxwich and Walsall but uses the main roads. The alternatives follow the canal, are more scenic but slightly longer....

Paul McGill

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The route is very easy to follow leaving Walsall from the canal basin and then doubling back slightly to join the Wyrley and Essington canal ascending past several locks and scenic countryside until the outskirts of Bloxwich were you leave the canal to pass an industrial estate, cross the railway and enter a residential area before arriving at Bloxwich high street....

Paul McGill

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The next section follows Field Road, a busy-ish road and then turns right on to the main Lichfield Road. There is a short walk through another residential section before you join the best part of the walk, the old railway which has been converted to the walking success story which is the McClean Way....

David Sanderson

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The first section is through residential Great Wyrley until it deposits you on to the A34 which you don't even leave to get to the Bloxwich meeting place. Having left Great Wyrley, you are in open countryside with farmland to either side and the high flats of Bloxwich and Walsall ahead....

David Sanderson

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The Maclean Way can not be joined by simply crossing the road at the roundabout. They are on two very different levels....

David Sanderson

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Bloxwich—Brownhills

David Sanderson added Blobro two, a new walk from Bloxwich to Brownhills

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Bloxwich—Walsall

David Sanderson added Blowal two, a new walk from Bloxwich to Walsall

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A good fundamental design but comes a cropper at SJ 9805 0008 where there is no option to follow the path indicated. Also at SJ 9842 0025 the Monarch's Way can not be accessed and despite having searched for the path from the road and within the park itself, it would appear to have been diverted. A version of this walk with alterations to fix these problems can be found in Wilblo Two...

David Sanderson

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Starting following the Walsall Road, I had wondered whether it would have been better to follow a more direct line via the residential streets and then industrial estate to meet up with A462 but stuck with the plan. There is a bit of pavement to follow along a lane and then a short walk past industrial units before you come to an unusual looking railway bridge to take you into Bloxwich....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Wilblo two

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Willenhall—Bloxwich

David Sanderson added Wilblo two, a new walk from Willenhall to Bloxwich

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Having crossed the park, you join a lane which brings you to the towpath of the Wyrley and Essington Canal. You leave the canal and make your way around the business park west end of Aldridge. The final section crosses a park by the stream and then crossing a road into the car park of Morrisons....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Bloald two

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Bloxwich—Aldridge

David Sanderson added Bloald two, a new walk from Bloxwich to Aldridge

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Direct and safe, this is a no nonsense Slow Way that I'd walked in reverse about five years ago when the trains had been cancelled. Not much peace or beauty but it's quick and very easy to follow, that's the trade-off....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Blowal one

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Straightforward route and easy to follow, but it does go via a main road, so it's not particularly suitable for families....

Adlibtraveller

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Bloxwich—Aldridge

Slow Ways added Bloald one, a new walk from Bloxwich to Aldridge

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Bloxwich—Brownhills

Slow Ways added Blobro one, a new walk from Bloxwich to Brownhills

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Bloxwich—Walsall

Slow Ways added Blowal one, a new walk from Bloxwich to Walsall

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Codsall—Bloxwich

Slow Ways added Codblo one, a new walk from Codsall to Bloxwich

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Great Wyrley—Bloxwich

Slow Ways added Greblo one, a new walk from Great Wyrley to Bloxwich

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Wednesfield—Bloxwich

Slow Ways added Wedblo one, a new walk from Wednesfield to Bloxwich

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Willenhall—Bloxwich

Slow Ways added Wilblo one, a new walk from Willenhall to Bloxwich

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David Sanderson took this photo on Blobro one

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David Sanderson took this photo on Blobro two

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David Sanderson took this photo on Greblo one

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Bloxwich’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SJ9981602238

Lat / Lon

52.61793° / -2.00415°

Easting / Northing

399,816E / 302,238N

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