Slow Ways linking Wythall and Alvechurch, Birmingham, Henley-in-Arden, Longbridge, Redditch, Solihull
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|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Verify me||Distance 9km/5mi||Ascent 117m||Descent 81m|
||Double check||Distance 16km/10mi||Ascent 159m||Descent 130m|
||Survey me||Distance 13km/8mi||Ascent 136m||Descent 103m|
||Review me||Distance 11km/7mi||Ascent 105m||Descent 122m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 14km/8mi||Ascent 106m||Descent 143m|
||Double check||Distance 15km/9mi||Ascent 108m||Descent 184m|
||Verify me||Distance 16km/10mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Review me||Distance 10km/6mi||Ascent 63m||Descent 84m|
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90km out of 103km have been walked and reviewed
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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....
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....
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....
Olton and District u3a added Wythen two, a new walk from Wythall to Henley-in-ArdenWalk this route
Moseley Hall hospital has a footpath going through it on the map, so I tried it out, cutting out Reddings Road....
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
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....
This is a good route that goes through some really interesting parts of Birmingham....
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 added Birwyt two, a new walk from Birmingham to WythallWalk this route
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....
ljp123 surveyed Lonwyt oneWalk this route
Fairly easy to follow as much of it follows the North Worcestershire Path and is signposted....
Crosses the Stratford Canal at SP0692386533 without actually suggesting a crossing point. This 16km route also doesn't appear to have anywhere to stop....
Olton and District u3a surveyed Wytsol oneWalk this route
Paths vary from wide pavements to narrow unsurfaced and field paths....
Olton and District u3a
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....
Features some very boggy sections so dress accordingly....
Eric Forgan added Alvwyt one, a new walk from Alvechurch to WythallWalk this route
Slow Ways added Birwyt one, a new walk from Birmingham to WythallWalk this route
Slow Ways added Lonwyt one, a new walk from Longbridge to WythallWalk this route
Slow Ways added Redwyt one, a new walk from Redditch to WythallWalk this route
Slow Ways added Wythen one, a new walk from Wythall to Henley-in-ArdenWalk this route
Slow Ways added Wytsol one, a new walk from Wythall to SolihullWalk this route
Wythall’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
52.37953° / -1.86623°
Easting / Northing
409,202E / 275,728N
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