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Burntwood

Staffordshire


Slow Ways linking Burntwood and Brownhills, Lichfield, Norton Canes, Rugeley

England / Staffordshire / Burntwood

Burntwood’s four Slow Ways are 94% checked

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

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

Give a hike and help get a for every one of Burntwood’s Slow Ways.

Walk to Burntwood from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Brownhills—Burntwood
Brobur one Verify me Distance 6km/3mi Ascent 44m Descent 28m
Brownhills—Burntwood
Brobur two Survey me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 20m Descent 36m
Burntwood—Lichfield
Burlic one

Double check Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 63m Descent 146m
Burntwood—Lichfield
Burlic two Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 23m Descent 101m
Burntwood—Lichfield
Burlic three Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Norton Canes—Burntwood
Nortbur one Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 26m Descent 10m
Rugeley—Burntwood
Rugbur one Pioneer me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 291m Descent 198m
Rugeley—Burntwood
Rugbur two Enjoy me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 152m Descent 244m

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Collective progress

72% of Burntwood’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

8/8

drawn

7/8

reviewed

4/8

surveyed

4/8

verified

5 people have contributed to Burntwood’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

4 people have surveyed a route in Burntwood

51km out of 66km have been walked and reviewed

109km of reviews have been shared in Burntwood

Latest Updates

They're not likely to be needed on such a short walk but nevertheless there are facilities for eating and drinking along the route and opportunities to pick up public transport if needed....

Dave4

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Hugh Hudson surveyed Nortbur one

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I spotted a campsite at the road then there is a cycle path that avoids the short road section with warning signs suggesting it's not advised as a walking path. I had no issue with the plotting and path finding especially here as the route is used by cables strung between a line of ploes....

Ken

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From the Burntwood meeting point outside the shopping centre, we head north up the very straight Rugeley Road for some distance, then right onto Chorley Road, which soon reaches the edge of the built up area. We emerge on Common Side opposite the church and head straight on, then take the path that starts on Buds Road by the junction. We go a short distance right up Rugeley Road then left onto Stile Cop Road, which is quite narrow with fast traffic, and lacks a continuous verge, so take care here - you should at least be rewarded with views over the steeper ground below. At the end of the road a surfaced path takes us straight on to Hilltop, which we follow left then around the bend to the right to reach the A460....

Hugh Hudson

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From the meeting point outside the Co-Op in Norton Canes we cross Brownhills Road and head down the hill, then take the surfaced path left into the trees....

Hugh Hudson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Burlic three

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Overall though, if you're prepared to walk for an extra 15min or so, this is definitely the nicest way to get from Burntwood to Lichfield....

David Sanderson

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Burntwood—Lichfield

David Sanderson added Burlic three, a new walk from Burntwood to Lichfield

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Hugh Hudson surveyed Burlic two

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This offers the first stretch of off road walking and is popular with locals. The final road side walk was improved by the company of Hugh and the cycle lane road marking which encouraged passing traffic to allow an additional space between them and the pavement....

Ken

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We turn right along Woodhouses Road and then straight on past Edail Farm onto a clearly marked and well used field path with more stiles.Just before the far side of a large field we take another well used path right which leads easily to Walsall Road (the only route finding issue is that most people seem to follow the near edge of the last field rather than the right of way line which is obstructed by a fallen telegraph pole and has no footpath sign....

Hugh Hudson

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A pleasant tour along well used paths at Chasewater, less use south to Brownhills but still well defined which is useful as the plot is very poor....

Ken

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The exit is on a safe roadside pavement and then a tarmac cycle track on the bed of a rail route. After crossing the rail line a second time the route is then along a safe roadside footway which passes a large supermarket before arriving at the meeting point which has seats with buses and a coffee shop close by....

Ken

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A duck and dive to cross the canal and M5 Toll then a path with tree screening from the road before a bridge over the road to meet Pool Road....

Ken

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The route then reaches Chasewater Country Park and the cafe at Chasewater Heaths Station (part of the stream railway which runs around the outside of the lake). The route through Norton Canes is direct and easy to navigate to the meeting point....

David Sanderson

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Burntwood

Bads surveyed Burntwood

View facilities

On arrival at Chasewater Country Park by Chasewater Heaths Station (2) (tourist railway) you cross the railway line and turn left to join a track (3). The area surrounding the path becomes marshy and I soon found the entire path was under water (6) due to recent rain. Near here the path emerges on to a lane, which you cross and join a path which then runs along the dam (7). The route then goes left to join the end of the Wyrley and Essington Canal at Anglesey Wharf (8)....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Brobur one

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Having passed numerous shops and pubs and underneath the railway arch, you turn off to the right (2) and follow a series of pavements and then footpaths through a quiet residential area (3). You cross a car park (popular with mountain bikers) and turn left into Stile Cop Road. There is a short section of road walking here but the stretch is straight and has verges. At the end of the road you cross over onto Startley Hill where the Way picks up the Heart of England Way. Even if you don't divert to walk around the monument, the road at the front beyond the car park has great views south across the Black Country and into Worcestershire. The route folows the track and ends up on Chorley Road where you turn right and the pavement follows the road up the hill past a couple of pubs and small supermarkets before turning left into Rugeley Road....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Rugbur two

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Rugeley—Burntwood

David Sanderson added Rugbur two, a new walk from Rugeley to Burntwood

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The route out of Lichfield follows the pavement of Walsall Road past Festival Park and then along the main road. You turn left into a bridleway, Woodhouse Lane (10, 11 and 12) which takes you to the edge of Burntwood. It's all pavement from here, along Church Road, left into Rugeley Road and then right into Cannock Road which takes you up a gentle slope to your destination (15)....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Burlic two

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Burntwood

David Sanderson surveyed Burntwood

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A footbridge takes you over the M6 Toll and into the south of Burntwood where the road becomes the High Street....

David Sanderson

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The route is certainly not direct and travels a long way north east to pick up the Heart of England Way when there are safer more direct footpaths linking the two settlements....

David Sanderson

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Burntwood—Lichfield

David Sanderson added Burlic two, a new walk from Burntwood to Lichfield

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Brownhills—Burntwood

Slow Ways added Brobur one, a new walk from Brownhills to Burntwood

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Brownhills—Burntwood

Slow Ways added Brobur two, a new walk from Brownhills to Burntwood

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Burntwood—Lichfield

Slow Ways added Burlic one, a new walk from Burntwood to Lichfield

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Norton Canes—Burntwood

Slow Ways added Nortbur one, a new walk from Norton Canes to Burntwood

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Rugeley—Burntwood

Slow Ways added Rugbur one, a new walk from Rugeley to Burntwood

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Burntwood, Wed 21 February

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Burntwood’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SK0452909351

Lat / Lon

52.68185° / -1.93444°

Easting / Northing

404,529E / 309,351N

Fancy stretching your legs a bit more?

If you’ve polished off all of the routes between Burntwood and its neighbours, how about walking its whole web?

This includes the great ring of routes that join its neighbours to each other!

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Burntwood'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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