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Great Wyrley

Staffordshire


Slow Ways linking Great Wyrley and Bloxwich, Brownhills, Cannock, Codsall, Norton Canes, Penkridge

England / Staffordshire / Great Wyrley

Great Wyrley’s six Slow Ways are 63% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 5/6
verified: 2/6
and surveyed: 2/6

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Walk to Great Wyrley from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Cannock—Great Wyrley
Cangre one Pioneer me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 46m Descent 39m
Cannock—Great Wyrley
Cangre two Pioneer me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 57m Descent 46m
Cannock—Great Wyrley
Cangre three

Double check Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 37m Descent 29m
Cannock—Great Wyrley
Cangre four

Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 47m Descent 45m
Codsall—Great Wyrley
Codgre one Pioneer me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 135m Descent 111m
Great Wyrley—Bloxwich
Greblo one Enjoy me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 20m Descent 45m
Great Wyrley—Brownhills
Grebro one

Double check Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 41m Descent 54m
Great Wyrley—Brownhills
Grebro two Verify me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 53m Descent 38m
Great Wyrley—Norton Canes
Grenor one

Double check Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 44m Descent 31m
Great Wyrley—Norton Canes
Grenor two Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 77m Descent 61m
Penkridge—Great Wyrley
Pengre one Pioneer me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 114m Descent 54m
Penkridge—Great Wyrley
Pengre two Pioneer me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 55m Descent 114m
Penkridge—Great Wyrley
Pengre three Review me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

48% of Great Wyrley’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

13/13

drawn

8/13

reviewed

2/13

surveyed

2/13

verified

4 people have contributed to Great Wyrley’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Great Wyrley

52km out of 107km have been walked and reviewed

85km of reviews have been shared in Great Wyrley

Latest Updates

Route is currently closed on the southside of the footbridge over the M6 Toll. No notices to officially close it so no indication when and if it might reopen. Only option at present is to use A34 crossing of Toll....

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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Walked from Great Wyrley to Norton Canes. Cross the A5 with care and go left to find another wet and muddy field path over another stile. The Norton Canes meeting point is outside the Co-Op and like the Great Wyrley one it lacks seats....

Hugh Hudson

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

Hugh Hudson

Crossing the A5 can be tricky and there's also a road crossing at Hatherton which requires caution....

David Sanderson

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Penkridge—Great Wyrley

David Sanderson added Pengre three, a new walk from Penkridge to Great Wyrley

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Heading west along a deserted Coppice Lane on a Bank Holiday I did wonder if the industrial estate at the end would make it busy on working days. I regretted taking the footpath to the canal as the link from path to towpath is a steep bank, a slip could have had me in the canal. The footpath through the site of Wyrley Grove Colliery is signed and a stile by the open gates into the now haulage yard gave confidence but being a Bank Holiday all the trucks were parked up and I failed to locate the path where it left the yard. However a path is signed the 'Timberland Trail' and some work has been carried out to make a path available....

Ken

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I walked Great Wyrley (Landywood) to Norton Canes. The path alongside The Star starts in the recreation ground but soon dives into woodland along Great Wyrley FP7. Turning back I did note the sign on the approach to estate roads "Private Road Residents Access Only" this is unadopted and unrecorded as highway which leaves Great Wyrley FP7 officially a dead end path....

Ken

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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 Brownhills end doesn't make clear how you join the Maclean Way and the volunteer seems to have been under the impression that the roundabout is flat where as actually the old railway is under the road level...

David Sanderson

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Great Wyrley—Brownhills

David Sanderson added Grebro two, a new walk from Great Wyrley to Brownhills

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Crossing Lime Lane is easy and you join the not very well maintained Wulfrun Way. There is a bit of a scramble down to the canal which you follow for a while before going back on to Lime Lane to cross the bridge. From there the route is reasonably easy to follow via tracks, crossing a field and then walking along Jones Lane which is open and has a wide enough verge to step on to....

David Sanderson

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Just after you cross the M6 Toll you are directed down Hawthorne Lane in Littlewood....

David Sanderson

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As you emerge on the other side the way takes you through quiet residential streets and as then as you come into Great Wyrley the occasional main road....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Cangre four

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There the footpath seemed to disappear and despite my efforts proved unwalkable (uneven and overgrown) despite being clearly marked as a right of way (Photo 1). I went to the other side of the copse to see if the footpath could be picked up (Photo 2) but all I could see were fields of horses with no footpath marked where it should be....

David Sanderson

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Starting through a residential section of Great Wyrley the route reaches the Star Pub where it crosses the A34 and cuts down a footpath through a field and into woodland. Crossing into a field the footpath emerges on the A5 which required patience to cross....

David Sanderson

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Cannock—Great Wyrley

David Sanderson added Cangre four, a new walk from Cannock to Great Wyrley

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Great Wyrley—Norton Canes

David Sanderson added Grenor two, a new walk from Great Wyrley to Norton Canes

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Cannock—Great Wyrley

Slow Ways added Cangre one, a new walk from Cannock to Great Wyrley

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Cannock—Great Wyrley

Slow Ways added Cangre two, a new walk from Cannock to Great Wyrley

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Cannock—Great Wyrley

Slow Ways added Cangre three, a new walk from Cannock to Great Wyrley

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Codsall—Great Wyrley

Slow Ways added Codgre one, a new walk from Codsall to Great Wyrley

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Great Wyrley—Bloxwich

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

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Great Wyrley—Brownhills

Slow Ways added Grebro one, a new walk from Great Wyrley to Brownhills

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Great Wyrley—Norton Canes

Slow Ways added Grenor one, a new walk from Great Wyrley to Norton Canes

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Penkridge—Great Wyrley

Slow Ways added Pengre one, a new walk from Penkridge to Great Wyrley

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Penkridge—Great Wyrley

Slow Ways added Pengre two, a new walk from Penkridge to Great Wyrley

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David Sanderson took this photo on Greblo one

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Great Wyrley, Wed 28 February

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Great Wyrley’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SJ9876506552

Lat / Lon

52.65671° / -2.01969°

Easting / Northing

398,765E / 306,552N

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