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A great walk with wonderful panoramic views when you get to the top. The car park at Nimmings cafe is owned by the National trust and is pay and display, also the cafe is cash only.

4 days ago

Another great walk in the Shustoke area! Here's a bit of a longer walk in this area; overall it's a really good trek, we did make some minor adjustments to the route and one area where the path no longer exists. At the beginning of the walk you'll have to take a slight detour. As you approach the train line you'll see a sign saying that the path has now been changed. It's a pretty simple detour, just head to the top right end of the field and you'll see a brick bridge, you just need to follow the path over the bridge and to the left. It's pretty well sign posted. The rest of the walk is great, usually I'd be a bit disappointed when I find myself having to walk on the road side but most of the roads on this walk are really quiet and a real treat to walk down, they can get narrow though so you do need to be mindful of the occasional car. Most of the walk consists of farmer's fields and you'll find the map on the app comes in handy as sometimes the route isn't always obvious. What I will say though is that as you're in the final third of the walk, walking towards Atherstone Road, you'll come towards a house and just to the right of it you'll see a public footpath leading along side a tall fence. We decided to take a chance and try this path instead as we didn't fancy carrying on down the road. The path hasn't been walked that often and was a little overgrown but it did feel like more of an adventure; plus you'll see some truly stunning houses. A small warning though; there is a part where you'll need to crouch and shimmy down a bit of an embankment but it's all smooth sailing after that. Overall; great walk and one I'll definitely be returning to!

An excellent walk in a very picturesque area. This trail mainly consists of paths through farmer's fields and walking alongside streams, creeks and brooks. To make things better there are two different pubs on this Trail; stop off half way for a rejuvenating pint at The Griffin Inn or have a celebratory pint at The Plough at the end of the trail. I opted for The Plough and it was a lovely pub. Depending on how the weather has been you can expect some fields to be quite muddy, mainly due to roaming cattle but nothing too difficult to navigate. Overall I couldn't recommend this walk enough, and to top it all off along the path you'll be enthralled by the distinctive smell of wild garlic.

Lovely walk but 60 % on the road. Not so great with a dog who wants to have a run!! :)

Took my cockapoo and we had a great walk, local too so no car needed.

Did this walk on a very sunny Easter Sunday morning. As we were staying in Birmingham city centre, we started the walk at the Mailbox part of the walk. This meant we stopped at The Physician at the half way point for a cool drink. Enjoyed the walk which showed parts of Brum we hadn't seen before. Pete & Alicia

Another walk where the use of the map comes in handy as paths over fields can be indistinct. Managed to see a Highland cattle.

Turned around when I got to the private garden. So intimidating and the dogs started barking

Beautiful walk! Some of the kissing gates have been removed but it is still easy to follow. If you�re not sure most of it is signposted with green arrows

Another lovely walk fairly close to home, seeing and learning so much about this area. A well thought out and planned walk. Crossing the dual carriageway can be dicey.

Starting from Bumble Hole, I walked through the Netherton Tunnel and back, which makes an interesting addition to this walk, or a short walk on is own. Towpath on both sides of the canal, recommend boots as can be wet underfoot.

A good walk although some sections very overgrown. We used public transport and joined near Berkswell station a short walk to Baulk lane near the finish/start.

The canal tow path is closed shortly after mailbox so you cannot reach tunnel or bridge 84a. Instead leave by steps at barrier which is next to Five ways rail station and trim right and next right into wheeleys road, then right onto carpenters road to turn right and rejoin the route at junction with church road. You just miss out a short section. ADMIN RESPONSE 3 April 2018: Thank you for letting us know. We have checked the Canal and River Trust website and this shows that the towpath is now open once again. Thank you as well for the suggested diversion - we will keep these details in case the towpath is closed again the in future.

Lovely walk today. Easy (both because it is relatively flat and the instructions are simple to follow). Enjoyed it immensely.

I have lived in this area all my life but never walked in this part. The walk is lovely and the directions so easy to follow - very impressed!

Sunday, August 09, 2015

excellent walk, beautiful surroundings and good mixture of forest, fields and local footpaths. Maybe needs a couple more steps with added descriptions at the start

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