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Fazeley

Staffordshire


Slow Ways linking Fazeley and Polesworth, Shenstone, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth, Wood End (North Warwickshire)

England / Staffordshire / Fazeley

Fazeley’s five Slow Ways are 80% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 4/5
and surveyed: 2/5

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Slow Way Route To do
Fazeley—Polesworth
Fazpol one

Double check Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 84m Descent 90m
Fazeley—Polesworth
Fazpol two Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 118m Descent 123m
Fazeley—Tamworth
Faztam one Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 22m Descent 20m
Fazeley—Wood End (North Warwickshire)
Fazwoo one Enjoy me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 44m Descent 104m
Shenstone—Fazeley
Shefaz one Survey me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 124m Descent 89m
Sutton Coldfield—Fazeley
Sutfaz one

Verify me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 160m Descent 92m
Sutton Coldfield—Fazeley
Sutfaz two Survey me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 200m Descent 131m

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75% of Fazeley’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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3 people have surveyed a route in Fazeley

62km out of 62km have been walked and reviewed

182km of reviews have been shared in Fazeley

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The canal (southern) section of this route is lovely, including seeing the canal cross the River Tame below, on an acqueduct. The part in Kettlebrook is less pleasant. On reaching the centre of Tamworth I would use the subways to stay in the park on the south side of the River Anker, for pleasant views and arriving opposite the impressive castle, before crossing over the footbridge into the town centre....

Andrew Davies

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Definitely not a good option for anyone with mobility issues or with a pram - the paths from Middleton onwards are through fields and very narrow, there’s at least one stile to cross, and the bridge over the canal at Fazeley end involves climbing/descending a small, steep, narrow spiral staircase....

Emma

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Lovely route with some walking by the river, through the park, some fields and some near houses....

agtaylor123

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We go left at the third, the B5000 Glascote Road, then turn right before the viaduct and follow Kettlebrook Road down to the canal, which is accessed from the left (east) side of the bridge....

Hugh Hudson

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We follow Drayton Lane right beyond the church, and turn left into the field path (the sign could easily be missed). We cross Portleys Lane (there is a stile on the far side, and I inadvertently missed the point where the right of way crosses the first field by following a local dog walker along the edge) and follow the field path to Middleton, crossing the HS2 site on an obvious fenced path. We eventually reach the edge of Sutton Coldfield, crossing Lindridge Road and following the pavement to Whitehorse Common Road, where we turn right and use the pelican crossing just beyond the garage to cross left to Barnard Road, which we follow down to Bedford Road. We turn right along the north and west sides of Good Hope Hospital to reach Rectory Lane, where we turn right, going right again up Coleshill Street....

Hugh Hudson

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An excellent bit of countryside walking east of Weeford, a dull mile plus along the busy road into Fazeley and a very challenging designed path to accommodate the M6 Toll. It was easy, ignoring the noise and on occasions a slow walk can offer points of interest missed during faster travel, not so here, except perhaps for the peek over the bridge parapet to view Fazeley canal junction and the imposing house. Called the Black Brook but the water is crystal clear as I peer over the bridge before turning onto the signed path. The Ordnance Survey (OS) map is not helpful as it shows the path in the field, in reality it crosses an overgrown stile onto a fenced path about four feet wide. It was clear to me that the substituted path had been designed by a builder of roads determined to resolve the issue of an inconvenient footpath that dared to cross the path of their project. Little if any thought went into how to maintain this long section of fenced path and little evidence that the essential maintenance programme has been drawn up. Joining the unaffected path across a field, distance from the confounded Toll road increased, but not for long. Safely across the bridge over the busy fast dual carriageway a gap in the fence secretly leads to a stile for a short cross field path, also unsigned at the far end....

Ken

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The route is easy to follow and the woods at Hints were covered with bluebells on the day i walked in late April. Around Round Wood the path is very overgrown and is been cleared, but you may need to to climb over the fence to avoid the brambles at one point. Enjoyable walk....

Nigel Cull

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You can avoid going through Good Hope Hospital by carrying along Rectory Road and turning left into Bedford Road. The bridge at Gallows Brook has now been replaced so easy passage....

Nigel Cull

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The first section is functional and traffic goes by at 40mph, but compared to the stress of the country lane walking I'd just done on Sutfaz 2, it was quite relaxing. At this stage the walk was an absolute nailed on 5 star route but the section by Round Wood is overgrown, and following it relies on where people have trodden the fence down. Sutfaz wasn't quite bad enough to earn 3 stars (my minimum pass) and the problems around Round Wood meant this walk just missed out on a perfect score....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Shefaz one

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I started this walk from the Sutton Coldfield end. The rest of the pavement pounding through suburban Sutton Coldfield offers plenty of stops and shops at this early part of the walk. Crossing the road into Withy Hill Road, to leave Sutton Coldfield, proved a bit of a challenge, the roads are well used. Withy Hill Road itself has no pavement but is very long and straight....

David Sanderson

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Sutton Coldfield—Fazeley

David Sanderson added Sutfaz two, a new walk from Sutton Coldfield to Fazeley

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At SP 1294 9677 the route takes you away from a road which takes you out of the grounds of Good Hope Hospital and takes you on a route to leave via a car park through a gate....

David Sanderson

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Along footpaths by the river and across fields with nice views Recommened for Slow Way Route...

Nigel Cull

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Passing through Middleton with The Green Man pub worth a visit Bridge over Gallows Brook by Middleton still not repaired so a scramble...

Nigel Cull

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A bit muddy in places, and a fair bit on roads or verges, but most of route is on solid terrain and easy to navigate. Funky bridge too...

james

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Easy walking and safe road crossings but the exit from Tamworth could be improved if slightly longer via the castle and river side gardens....

Ken

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Mostly kissing gates on the field paths, some cross field paths but no significant mud even after a fair bit of rain....

Ken

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A safe and interesting walk with no rights of way issues. An interesting mix of contemporary and historical points of interest! We also had a very good leader!...

John Johnson

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agtaylor123 surveyed Faztam one

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Route along the canal was great, some walking along relatively busy roads unavoidable to get into the centre of Tamworth, suggest using the underpass where possible. Overall decent Slow Way...

agtaylor123

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Fazeley—Polesworth

David Sanderson added Fazpol two, a new walk from Fazeley to Polesworth

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I started this route in Polesworth. The route through Polesworth is safe and relaxing....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Fazpol two

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The route crosses Watling Street from the meeting spot past what would actually be a better meeting spot with benches next to a memorial and then crosses the road from Tamworth to join the Coventry Canal....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Faztam one

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In principle quite a sound Slow Way, however at SK 2454 0147, crossing the Staffordshire/ Warwickshire border it loses the path and directs you through an impassable hedge. Please use Fazpol Two...

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Fazpol one

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Fazeley—Polesworth

Slow Ways added Fazpol one, a new walk from Fazeley to Polesworth

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Fazeley—Tamworth

Slow Ways added Faztam one, a new walk from Fazeley to Tamworth

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Fazeley—Wood End (North Warwickshire)

Slow Ways added Fazwoo one, a new walk from Fazeley to Wood End (North Warwickshire)

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Shenstone—Fazeley

Slow Ways added Shefaz one, a new walk from Shenstone to Fazeley

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Sutton Coldfield—Fazeley

Slow Ways added Sutfaz one, a new walk from Sutton Coldfield to Fazeley

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Fazeley, Wed 12 June

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Fazeley’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SK2046401904

Lat / Lon

52.61454° / -1.69919°

Easting / Northing

420,464E / 301,904N

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