Blythe Walk – extention

This is a continuation of the walk, from Monkspath,  over the motorway to the River Blythe; see this link for details:

This about a 1.5 mile extension, through Solihull Riding Club land, via a public footpath, then walking back on the pavement along Four Ashes Road, then back to the river via another public footpath just past Widney Cemetery.

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Once across onto the field and past the river continue in the direction of the waymark arrows towards the railway bridge: IMG_3458Then pass through the hedgerow, following the way markers into an adjoining field. This leads through a couple of unplanted fields:

You then pass through a kissing gate onto the road, crossing onto the pavement:

Turn left towards the cemetery, but if you feel thirsty, the Drum and Monkey Pub is just half a mile to the right.

On reaching the traffic island, next to the cemetery, carry straight on and turn left down the footpath you will quickly find on the left:

Follow the public footpath, separated from the cemetery by an ancient hedgerow. This lead to steps that run down towards the path under the railway bridge. You then re-join the field and the River Blythe:

The route from my house (near Frankholmes Drive) took 80 minutes, so I suspect it is about 4 miles long. The terrain is flat, with no styles. Just a bit of caution to put dogs on a lead if horses are on the bridle paths.

It does have the Drum and Monkey half way (if taking the extended route) but why not drop into The Farm at Monkspath, only a stones throw from Shelly Crescent after walking up the footpath adjacent to Elmbridge Avenue. They even have bowls of water for the dogs.


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