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West Midlands


Slow Ways linking Streetly and Aldridge, Great Barr, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall

England / West Midlands / Streetly

Streetly’s four Slow Ways are 63% checked

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 4/4
verified: 2/4
and surveyed: 0/4

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Slow Way Route To do
Aldridge—Streetly
Aldstr one

Double check Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 58m Descent 53m
Aldridge—Streetly
Aldstr two Survey me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 60m Descent 54m
Great Barr—Streetly
Grestr one

Double check Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 114m Descent 92m
Great Barr—Streetly
Grestr two Verify me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 134m Descent 113m
Streetly—Sutton Coldfield
Strsut one

Verify me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 86m Descent 48m
Streetly—Sutton Coldfield
Strsut two Survey me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 44m Descent 81m
Walsall—Streetly
Walsstr one Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 124m Descent 76m
Walsall—Streetly
Walsstr two Verify me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 121m Descent 73m
Walsall—Streetly
Walsstr three Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

56% of Streetly’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

9/9

drawn

9/9

reviewed

0/9

surveyed

2/9

verified

6 people have contributed to Streetly’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Streetly

59km out of 59km have been walked and reviewed

109km of reviews have been shared in Streetly

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A great route worthy of five stars as it mainly goes through Sutton Park....

Steve Litchfield

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Starting from Walsall you go through the enjoyable Arboretum which was very muddy at my time of walking so i had to take the path to the South joining the canal path before reaching the Beacon Way at Rushall locks....

Nigel Cull

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Another good sloways route easy to follow taking in Red House Park first before picking up the Beacon Way onto Barr Beacon with great views all round before ending in Streetly. Can be muddy along the Beacon Way part after rain....

Nigel Cull

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A very direct route and easy to follow along mostly pavements plus grass verge. Leaving Walsall crossing just below the top of Barr Beacon with lovey views before arriving into Streetly. Another good Slowways....

Nigel Cull

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It would be possible to use more minor roads as you approach Aldridge by turning into the Bar Common area and walking along Whetstone lane but I don't think this justifies a third route in this case. Overall a good Slow Ways route. There is also a very nice coffee shop at the Streetly end called Breathe as well as multiple places to eat in Aldridge....

Paul McGill

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Walsall—Streetly

Mick Sadler added Walsstr three, a new walk from Walsall to Streetly

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Good route through Sutton Park from Streetly to Sutton Coldfield. Can be muddy when wet just before Blackroot Pool, but enjoyable....

Nigel Cull

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Easy route through Sutton Park suitable for all users. Good Slow Ways Route....

Nigel Cull

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Not really any alternatives to this route due to lack of off road options. Nice views of fields along the majority of the route though. Only points to take care are the road crossings near roundabouts....

Paul Newby

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Streetly

David Sanderson surveyed Streetly

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Great Barr—Streetly

David Sanderson added Grestr two, a new walk from Great Barr to Streetly

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The next section follows Chapel Lane, first as a residential street and then, having crossed Walsall Road via the pedestrian crossing, as a country lane. There is a short section of lane walking, but the traffic is calmed and I found local drivers to be considerate. There is a short section through woods and a road to cross....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Grestr two

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3 Bridle Lane, although direct, has no pavement and there is a less direct but much safer alternative via Barr Beacon...

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Grestr one

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Starting from Streetly the route takes you on a dog leg to the end of Bridle Lane to join Aldridge Road heading north. There is a section of this fast road with no pavement which you would need to follow. Dangerous and unnecessary as there are much safer options....

David Sanderson

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Aldridge—Streetly

David Sanderson added Aldstr two, a new walk from Aldridge to Streetly

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The only tricky crossings potentially are the Aldridge Road, the roundabout at the end of Bourne Vale and Erdington Road, when you arrive in Aldridge....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Aldstr two

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This route is almost identical to Walsstr two except for at the very beginning, having crossed Peel Street you climb up the footpath to the right of St Matthews and then descend to where you would have been had you followed the other, flatter route. The view pictured is unique to this route, otherwise Walsstr Two is a much better option. The plotting of this route leaves a lot to be desired but is irritating rather than misleading....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Walsstr one

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There is only a short section without a pavement but the verge is very wide and even. It's pavement all the way from there and the final section takes you through leafy residential streets of Streetly. This route is certainly direct and I found the amount of pavement walking offset by how wide the pavement is, or in some sections, how far it is from the road....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Walsstr two

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Starting from outside Sutton Coldfield Town Hall the route curves around and downhill towards the entrance to Sutton Park. The last section passes through a residential street in Streetly prior to crossing the Chester Road to reach the Streetly meeting point by a Tesco Express....

David Sanderson

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Starts by the Chester Road and then follows a quiet residential street to the edge of Sutton Park....

David Sanderson

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Pelican crossing by the golf club for the busy Thornhill Road and a Zebra crossing at the bottom of Upper Clifton Road. There is usually an ice-cream van by the Jamboree Stone in the centre of the park which also sells soft drinks....

Mr Tippy

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The route through Sutton Park uses an uneven dirt path which gets muddy when wet. There is also a short steep section near to Blackroot Pool which can be tricky. There is an alternative route which uses the main paved path....

Mr Tippy

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Streetly—Sutton Coldfield

Mr Tippy added Strsut two, a new walk from Streetly to Sutton Coldfield

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Aldridge—Streetly

Slow Ways added Aldstr one, a new walk from Aldridge to Streetly

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Great Barr—Streetly

Slow Ways added Grestr one, a new walk from Great Barr to Streetly

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Streetly—Sutton Coldfield

Slow Ways added Strsut one, a new walk from Streetly to Sutton Coldfield

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Walsall—Streetly

Slow Ways added Walsstr one, a new walk from Walsall to Streetly

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Walsall—Streetly

Slow Ways added Walsstr two, a new walk from Walsall to Streetly

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Streetly, Wed 19 June

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Streetly’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SP0791797772

Lat / Lon

52.57772° / -1.88460°

Easting / Northing

407,917E / 297,772N

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Facilities

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