Solihull Way

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Statistics and Files
Start: Earlswood Lakes
Distance: 20 miles (32 km)
Grid Ref: SP116740
Climbing: 176 metres
Walk time: 8-10 hours
Days: 1-2

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Solihull Way is a walking route which heads from south to north on the eastern side of Solihull. The route uses farmland, open spaces and parks as much as possible. From the start at Earlswood Lakes the route heads in a general north direction to cross the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal and continues to Cheswick Green and Monkspath before passing through Hillfield Park. Then Hillfield Hall and Malvern Park are skirted and around here a detour to Malvern and Brueton Park Nature Reserve is a good idea. After Malvern Park the route continues to a lovely stretch of walking from east to west along the towpath of the Grand Union Canal and past both Elmdon Heath and Bilsmore Wood. the canal towapth is left at Olton to skirt motor works and access Elmdon Park. The walk through the park is followed by a walk through Sheldon Country Park on the edge of Birmingham International Airport. Time for some plane spotting here before continuing along Hatchford Brook to Alcott Wood and Kingshurst Brook. Then after Chelmsley Wood its a skirt on the path alongside the M6 motorway to the finish at Castle Bromwich Hall.

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