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The Oakley Arms Reservoir and Priory Walk is a 4.9 mile loop trail located near Brewood, Staffordshire, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching.

Length 4.9 mi Elevation gain 508 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Walking

Bird watching

Lake

Historic site

Pub walk

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Getting There

A circular pub walk from The Oakley Arms near Brewood in Staffordshire. The Oakley Arms serves fine food, wines and local beer in the spacious dining areas or the beautiful terrace overlooking the lake. The walking route explores the local area, crossing arable fields and following quiet tracks and lanes to visit Belvide Reservoir and the former Black Ladies Priory along the way. There is plenty of wildlife to enjoy, including a wealth of wildfowl on the reservoir which is managed as a nature reserve. The walk is relatively flat with just a few gentle slopes. There are no stiles or kissing gates on route, just a few single bridle gates and one sleeper bridge to negotiate. The paths can be muddy or waterlogged at times and they are also rutted and uneven in part so good boots are a must. The paths across the arable fields are very narrow and sometimes obscured altogether by the crops, so you may need to divert around the field edges. You will cross one field which may be holding sheep so take particular care with dogs at this point. There are a couple of stretches of road walking along quiet country lanes, so take care of any traffic. NOTE: The footpath signposting in this area is very intermittent so use the live GPS map on the AllTrails App to help with navigation. Allow 2.5 hours.

Brewood is a small village in South Staffordshire, located about 11 miles south of Stafford and easily accessed from the A5. The Oakley Arms is located on Kiddemore Green Road, between Brewood and the small hamlet of Kiddemore Green. The pub has its own large car park. Nearest post code ST19 9BQ.

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Kate Massey-Shore
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lovely walk we do it regularly

Gavin Allan
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HikingFloodedMuddyOver grown

Nice reasonable walk. Path has changed a bit halfway round just have to skirt round the edge of a field

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Matt Bannister
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Hiking

very tough this with the rapeseed & barley crop also a very hot day. Our legs got irritated & scratched to hell but still great to see the reservoir

Chris Whitehead
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Ian H.
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Paths across fields impassable. Totally obscured by rape crop ( May). I wouldn’t recommend walk in wet weather, without wellington boots!

Peter Merricks
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Did this walk again with friends, glorious sunny but cold winters day. Fields were muddy in places, but on the whole not too bad. Had lunch at Bridge Inn in Brewood as Oakley Arms was too busy.

Jill blane
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First to Review

nice walk - however the rapeseed crops were so tall we struggled keeping to the path. suggest it's not a great walk for mid to late summer.

selina Childs
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Maisy Knox
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Helen Rowe
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Paul Summers
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