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Wythall

Worcestershire


Slow Ways linking Wythall and Alvechurch, Birmingham, Henley-in-Arden, Longbridge, Redditch, Solihull

England / Worcestershire / Wythall

Wythall’s six Slow Ways are 63% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 6/6
verified: 3/6
and surveyed: 0/6

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Slow Way Route To do
Alvechurch—Wythall
Alvwyt one Survey me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 117m Descent 81m
Birmingham—Wythall
Birwyt one

Double check Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 159m Descent 130m
Birmingham—Wythall
Birwyt two Survey me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 136m Descent 103m
Longbridge—Wythall
Lonwyt one

Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 105m Descent 122m
Longbridge—Wythall
Lonwyt two Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Redditch—Wythall
Redwyt one

Double check Distance 14km/8mi Ascent 106m Descent 143m
Redditch—Wythall
Redwyt two Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent - Descent -
Redditch—Wythall
Redwyt three Pioneer me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent - Descent -
Wythall—Henley-in-Arden
Wythen one

Double check Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 108m Descent 184m
Wythall—Henley-in-Arden
Wythen two Survey me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent - Descent -
Wythall—Henley-in-Arden
Wythen three Review me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent - Descent -
Wythall—Solihull
Wytsol one

Verify me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 63m Descent 84m

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Collective progress

58% of Wythall’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

11/12

reviewed

2/12

surveyed

3/12

verified

13 people have contributed to Wythall’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Wythall

143km out of 155km have been walked and reviewed

303km of reviews have been shared in Wythall

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A good Slow Ways easy to follow through lovely countryside....

Nigel Cull

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Steve Litchfield took this photo on Wytsol one

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I know ratings are subjective to the walker and conditions, but I didn't encounter anything which made me consider flagging the route for safety as one previous reviewer has....

Steve Litchfield

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Steve Litchfield took this photo on Birwyt two

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In terms of Brum's suburbs, the route takes you through some good areas, leaving through Chinatown, through Edgbaston and past the cricket ground, Moseley, the vibrant King's Heath (Photo 3 and where you can grab a choice of refreshments), Yardley Wood and Highter's Heath....

Steve Litchfield

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Redditch—Wythall

David Sanderson added Redwyt three, a new walk from Redditch to Wythall

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David Sanderson took this photo on Redwyt two

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This is "a" route to get from Wythall to Redditch and it's "the" route I took but I don't think it will prove to be the best one....

David Sanderson

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Redditch—Wythall

David Sanderson added Redwyt two, a new walk from Redditch to Wythall

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David Sanderson took this photo on Lonwyt two

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Varied, safe, direct and enjoyable walk which mainly follows the North Worcestershire Path....

David Sanderson

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Longbridge—Wythall

David Sanderson added Lonwyt two, a new walk from Longbridge to Wythall

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David Sanderson took this photo on Lonwyt one

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David Sanderson took this photo on Redwyt one

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I found the entrance to the path on Forshaw Heath Lane but it can't extend further than a short field. The paths between Icknield Street and Dagnell End Road start at a rickety stile and the first overgrown field was reasonably accessible, but then at the far end of the field, the footpath has been filled with rubble from demolitions, as illustrated by cables protruding....

David Sanderson

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It continues to follow the North Worcestershire Path when it makes far more more sense to follow the pavement of the main road (past a pub, shops and access to public transport....

David Sanderson

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Steve Litchfield took this photo on Wythen two

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I'd read some of the previous reviews about the section through Clowes Wood being unclear, so i was careful to plot a new route through this section to avoid the difficulties mentioned by others. On leaving Wythall you have a 10 minute section on pavements next to the busy Station Road. After leaving Station Road the quietness is a relief as you descend down a track towards the River Cole and railway. After crossing the railway for the first of many times, the path takes you to a very brief section along a road near Earlswood station before heading down a path towards Clowes Wood. After clearing the woods, you head up for another section of road walking which takes you over the railway again past The Lakes station, and towards the M42....

Steve Litchfield

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Walked this route on a hot sunny day and had received advice from a fellow walker before setting out which helped....

Agnes Carroll

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Wythall—Henley-in-Arden

Olton and District u3a added Wythen three, a new walk from Wythall to Henley-in-Arden

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The section through Little Clowes Wood bore no relation to the reality of what I walked. If the plotting was tidied and the section in Little Clowes Wood was sorted out, this would have the making of a 5 star route....

David Sanderson

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I can’t add much to the comments that the previous reviewers have made, other than to endorse their views that this is probably the best way to travel between Wythall and Birmingham....

swebbews

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We walked this route starting in Henley, and found it enjoyable and - if paying attention to the map - relatively easy to follow. As the previous reviewer noted, parts of the route are very overgrown; I should have paid more attention to this comment when deciding to wear shorts, as there was a proliferation of nettles and brambles that I would rather have not had in direct contact with my legs! We lunched at The Warwickshire Lad in Wood End, which was directly on the route and served good food and beer....

swebbews

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A very nice journey with lots of changes in scenery throughout, from forests to fields, to pleasant towns. The route indicate in Little Clowes Wood is not accurate and requires some deviation to navigate through. Also there are some styles and potentially muddy section, why may put some people off....

Max

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Wythall—Henley-in-Arden

Olton and District u3a added Wythen two, a new walk from Wythall to Henley-in-Arden

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Moseley Hall hospital has a footpath going through it on the map, so I tried it out, cutting out Reddings Road....

Hannah

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After 2.2 miles, the path at the bottom of Clowes Wood to corner of Terry’s Pool is none existent and the general direction fenced off. to join main path round Terry’s pool grid ref SP105738 T.R....

Olton and District u3a

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Olton and District u3a took this photo on Wythen one

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It traverses some really interesting and vibrant neighbourhoods in Birmingham including Kings Heath, Moseley and Balsall Heath! Lots of places to stop along the way (from parks to cafes) making it easy to break up the walk....

Saira

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This is a good route that goes through some really interesting parts of Birmingham....

danravenellison

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The path then rolls with the hills it passes through, there is a crossing of Rowney Green Lane which needs care, but it was an easy crossing. The route uphill from there was very easy to follow and a slight worry about how I was going to get through a herd of cows asleep in front of a gate was allayed when I realised that the Slow Way actually follows the diverted route to the right of a pond away from the cows! At the top of the hill, having passed a sign telling me I was between Alvechurch and Wythall (phew!) I crossed Watery Lane and experienced my first bit of magic. The last section follows the pavement of Middle Lane and then Station Road. Crossing by where Station Road emerges was very tricky and might seem impossible at rush hour....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Alvwyt one

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Birmingham—Wythall

David Sanderson added Birwyt two, a new walk from Birmingham to Wythall

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I noted some offroad options along the way but discounted them: The Stratford on Avon Canal takes you west-east when you want to be going north-south and neither Cocks Moor Woods or Billesley Common can be followed through to the other side. I'd considered if there might be a walk via Cannon Hill Park which drops into Kings Heath further down but that added a couple of km to the journey and it was a compromise for another version of this route....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Birwyt two

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Fairly easy to follow as much of it follows the North Worcestershire Path and is signposted....

ljp123

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Crosses the Stratford Canal at SP0692386533 without actually suggesting a crossing point. This 16km route also doesn't appear to have anywhere to stop....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Birwyt one

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Olton and District u3a surveyed Wytsol one

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Paths vary from wide pavements to narrow unsurfaced and field paths....

Olton and District u3a

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Olton and District u3a took this photo on Wytsol one

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There were one or two points where the footpath could get overgrown in summer and muddy in wet weather but I don’t think this will present too much of an issue with the correct clothing and footwear....

ChrisRoberts

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Features some very boggy sections so dress accordingly....

dennis

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Alvechurch—Wythall

Eric Forgan added Alvwyt one, a new walk from Alvechurch to Wythall

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Birmingham—Wythall

Slow Ways added Birwyt one, a new walk from Birmingham to Wythall

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Longbridge—Wythall

Slow Ways added Lonwyt one, a new walk from Longbridge to Wythall

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Redditch—Wythall

Slow Ways added Redwyt one, a new walk from Redditch to Wythall

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Wythall—Henley-in-Arden

Slow Ways added Wythen one, a new walk from Wythall to Henley-in-Arden

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Wythall—Solihull

Slow Ways added Wytsol one, a new walk from Wythall to Solihull

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Wythall, Wed 19 June

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Wythall’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SP0920275728

Lat / Lon

52.37953° / -1.86623°

Easting / Northing

409,202E / 275,728N

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