Forhill to Lea End - Bittell - Hopwood - Wast Hill Circular

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You will be surprised at the views and variation on this walk, when you consider its location. The walk starts at a picnic area by a pub which also offers parking, just a few miles outside of Birmingham. The walk heads south-west through farm fields containing livestock and some pretty excellent views of the Lickey Hills ahead. It then skirts local rugby and cricket grounds and moves to a nice stretch of canal before a stroll along a reservoir's edge. From here it takes the North Worcestershire Way for a stretch, finishing by woodland, which at the time of writing gave us a close-up of some local buzzards.

England - Central England - Worcestershire - Countryside

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Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, River, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
25/03/2018 - Dave and Sam Asbury

25.3.18 the reservoir at wp 10 has been drained for maintenance. So instead of following the instructions "Cross the lane. Follow the hardcore track for about 400m, then look for the stile up on the right. Keep on between barbed-wire fences to descend to the reservoir. Turn left along the water. Turn left at the metal fence, down to a bridleway by ponds. " of wp10 Turn left down the lane, just after the 2 lakes either side of the lane (about 400m) take the bridleway on the right. Follow it until you reach the other end of the closed section of path. It's straight forward and a nice alternative with a pretty stream on the right of the bridleway.

02/06/2014 - Keith Fellows

I enjoyed this walk. Lots of variety. Easy parking, woods, fields, meadows, canal, reservoir, pools, stream, pubs and at weekends you might get the chance to watch a cricket match or a rugby match. As forewarned however, the enclosed path between wp12 and wp13 is seriously muddy. Be prepared to get your boots - and your ankles - caked! Sheep and stiles probably make it not dog friendly however

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