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Slow Ways linking Bromsgrove and Alvechurch, Catshill, Droitwich Spa, Kidderminster, Longbridge, Redditch, Stourport
Great Britain / Worcestershire / Bromsgrove
Bromsgrove’s seven Slow Ways are 61% checked
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|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Review me||Distance 9km/6mi||Ascent 157m||Descent 129m|
||Survey me||Distance 12km/7mi||Ascent 168m||Descent 247m|
||Review me||Distance 12km/7mi||Ascent 193m||Descent 169m|
||Review me||Distance 12km/7mi||Ascent 220m||Descent 193m|
||Enjoy me||Distance 3km/2mi||Ascent 48m||Descent 15m|
||Verify me||Distance 13km/8mi||Ascent 75m||Descent 125m|
||Survey me||Distance 12km/8mi||Ascent 68m||Descent 118m|
||Review me||Distance 18km/11mi||Ascent 241m||Descent 296m|
||Verify me||Distance 17km/10mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Pioneer me||Distance 19km/11mi||Ascent 221m||Descent 281m|
58% of Bromsgrove’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
11 people have contributed to Bromsgrove’s Slow Ways
1 people have pledged to walk and review a route
1 people have surveyed a route in Bromsgrove
107km out of 126km have been walked and reviewed
231km of reviews have been shared in Bromsgrove
The walk up the hill and then down again in Chaddesley Wood seemed a bit bemusing, especially as I saw no wildlife!...
The route passes through Harvington (where a short detour takes you to Harvington Hall, a moated Elizabethan Manor House famed for its numerous priest holes)....
David Sanderson added Kidbro two, a new walk from Kidderminster to BromsgroveWalk this route
I had wondered if the apparent detour around Dodford was worth it and stumbled upon two issues within a very short distance. 1 The route marked follows the line of a fence and not a footpath, not so critical if starting from Kidderminster, but leaving you looking for a non-existent path from Bromsgrove direction. 2 The Dodford Inn in no longer a pub and has very recently become an events venue...
Hugh Hudson surveyed Catsbro oneWalk this route
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....
This is a straightforward route that follows a single busy highway via the associated footpath linking Catshill with Brimsgrove. The only respite from the traffic is a short stretch of segregated cycle path....
The wanderlost surveyor
A good route, mostly easy to follow. Full review and pictures to follow....
Hugh Hudson added Brored two, a new walk from Bromsgrove to RedditchWalk this route
I walked most of this from Bromsgrove to Redditch, but didn't risk the dangerous road crossings highlighted in the earlier review. Instead I found an easier alternative that avoids them, and I plan to submit this tomorrow. Some of the GPX plotting is loose, so I will try to fix that too....
Walked from Catshill to Bromsgrove, the final part of a long walk from Sandwell & Dudley via Oldbury, Rowley Regis, Halesowen and Romsley....
Following the pavement of the "Salt Road" (Stourbridge Road) it takes you directly to Catshill....
An enjoyable and easy to follow route. The route continues along a main road before a series of footpaths take you through a residential area....
We follow the B road to the Worcester and Birmingham canal. Turning right onto the canal towpath, we follow the canal for about 4 km until just after it crosses the railway, then cross a bridge and a few fields to the marina....
Hugh Hudson pledged to walk Drobro twoWalk this route
The route out of Kidderminster towards Mustow Green is clearly posted, however local notices warning of adjacent private land ownership could be considered as intimidating. The remaining route is delightful with a mix ox of woodland and field walking with some impressive views....
The wanderlost surveyor
A pleasant walk, took a similar diversion to R Bradley...
The dual carriageway crossing is not pleasant, there is no bridge or controlled crossing & it's not clear how you get across to the public footpath There's one small stile that is tricky to catch before the dual carriageway and is missing a marker going to Redditch, photo below to help....
A very pleasant walk, if a bit too urban at the start and finish, but that can be avoided with careful parking. Not being locals it was good to find pastoral country so close to the main conurbation. well recommended....
We walked this route from the Railway Station having caught the train to Bromsgrove rather than starting from Bromsgrove Centre. You then follow the John Corbett Way which is very well signposted to the Chateau Impney hotel and then crossing the railway bridge to bring us back onto the Slow ways route into Droitwich....
Route line could be more accurately drawn: where it goes into/comes out of Cofton Park and crosses Groveley Lane. From Bromsgrove direction the route is best if it crosses straight from Chestnut Drive into Cofton Park, there is a little gap in the woods visible (penultimate photo). BUT on no account should this be tried if you are coming from Longbridge as its on a blind bend - come out of Cofton Park earlier and cross where its safe (I came up through the woods behind the bus stop, that seemed to work (last photo is of bus stop from the front))....
The route was easy to follow except that you need to pay attention at two points - firstly, where the footpath crosses Burcott Lane the steps down to the road are easily m missed and secondly, after passing Cofton Lake and joining the road, the footpath is pretty well directly opposite. A very pleasant walk....
The first section was very easy to follow through quiet residential streets and then a footpath delivered us to the edge of town. The roads at the edge of Barnt Green are quiet and some of the route goes via Billy Lane. At the other end of Barnt Green we passed a picnic area which was a good spot for lunch. The route is very straight from there and emerges near a shopping centre over the road from Longbridge Railway Station....
Much of the route is along an attractive stretch of the Worcester and Birmingham canal....
Eric Forgan added Broalv one, a new walk from Bromsgrove to AlvechurchWalk this route
Slow Ways added Brolon one, a new walk from Bromsgrove to LongbridgeWalk this route
Slow Ways added Brored one, a new walk from Bromsgrove to RedditchWalk this route
Slow Ways added Catsbro one, a new walk from Catshill to BromsgroveWalk this route
Slow Ways added Drobro one, a new walk from Droitwich Spa to BromsgroveWalk this route
Slow Ways added Drobro two, a new walk from Droitwich Spa to BromsgroveWalk this route
Slow Ways added Kidbro one, a new walk from Kidderminster to BromsgroveWalk this route
Slow Ways added Stobro one, a new walk from Stourport to BromsgroveWalk this route
Bromsgrove’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
52.33571° / -2.05964°
Easting / Northing
396,033E / 270,848N
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