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Foul End Circular Walk is a 8.1 mile loop trail located near Coleshill, West Midlands, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Length8.1 miElevation gain941 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningLakePartially pavedWildlife
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Getting There

A circular route from Shustoke Reservoir to Foul End, near Coleshill. The walk is a mixture of field walking and road walking. There are two stiles plus several gates and some of the fields will be holding both cattle and horses, so take care with dogs.

The walk starts from the Shustoke Reservoir car park which is on Reservoir Drive, just off the B4114 (Coleshill Road). Approximate post code B46 2BE. From Tamworth Start from Premier Inn Tamworth South,Watling Street, B77 5PN 1. Head west toward Centurion Way 289 ft 2. Exit the roundabout onto Pennine Way/B5080 0.1 mi 3. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the A5 ramp to M42/Dordon/Atherstone/Nuneaton 0.2 mi 4. Merge onto A5 0.2 mi 5. At the roundabout, take the 5th exit onto the M42 ramp to M6/M5/M40/M1/Coventry/Birmingham 0.6 mi 6. Merge onto M42 5.0 mi 7. At junction 9, take the A446/A4097 exit to M6 Toll/Coleshill 0.4 mi 8. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Lichfield Rd/A446 0.7 mi 9. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Lichfield Rd/A446 1.9 mi 10. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Lichfield Rd/B4117. Continue to follow B4117 0.5 mi 11. Turn left onto Blythe Rd/B4114 Continue to follow Blythe Rd 1.4 mi 12. Continue onto Coleshill Rd/B4114 0.7 mi 13. Turn left onto Reservoir Dr From Hinkley 1. Head southeast on Hollycroft toward Shakespeare Dr 0.1 mi 2. Continue straight onto Lower Bond St/B4667 Continue to follow B4667 0.3 mi 3. Turn right onto Coventry Rd/B4668 1.6 mi 4. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Watling St/A5 Continue to follow Watling St 1.7 mi 5. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A5 3.9 mi 6. Slight left to stay on A5 1.6 mi 7. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Merevale Ln/B4116 1.4 mi 8. Turn left to stay on Merevale Ln/B4116 Continue to follow B4116 0.6 mi 9. Turn right onto Coleshill Rd/B4116 Continue to follow B4116 3.9 mi 10. Continue onto Coleshill Rd/B4114 Continue to follow B4114 1.6 mi 11. Turn right onto Reservoir Dr From Solihull 1. Head southeast on Manor Square 203 ft 2. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto The Square 154 ft 3. The Square turns slightly right and becomes New Rd 0.1 mi 4. Turn left to stay on New Rd 0.2 mi 5. Turn right onto Warwick Rd/B4102 223 ft 6. Slight right to stay on Warwick Rd/B4102 Continue to follow Warwick Rd 0.4 mi 7. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the A41/B4025 ramp to M42/M40/Warwick/Ravenshaw/Knowle/N.E.C 0.4 mi 8. Merge onto Solihull By-Pass/A41 0.2 mi 9. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the M42 ramp to M1/M6/N.E.C. & Airport/Coventry 0.2 mi 10. Merge onto M42 3.0 mi 11. Take the A45 (W) exit toward Birmingham (E)/Airport 466 ft 12. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for A45/Coventry (S&W) 0.1 mi 13. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto the A45 ramp to A452/Coventry/Leamington/Middle Bickenhill/Meriden 0.5 mi 14. Slight left onto Coventry Rd/A45 0.4 mi 15. Take the A452 ramp to Brownhills/Leamington/M42 0.3 mi 16. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Chester Rd/A452 Continue to follow A452 0.9 mi 17. Continue onto Stonebridge Rd/A446 Go through 2 roundabouts 3.0 mi 18. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Birmingham Rd/B4114 Continu

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andy p
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Francesca Lees
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Nice gentle walk. Overgrown in parts of the path so full of nettles. On the road for large sections.

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Arran Jenks
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WalkingBugsGreat!Muddy

Lots to see and easy to navigate through the different terrains. £1 to park all day at the reservoir.

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Kate Pi
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Ayd Aucote
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A good route, ideal parking next to the reservoir (£1 all day) and you can finish in the Plough for a drink. Not far from the start, the route has been altered as you cannot cross the railway line anymore. You can walk up to the nearby bridge though and get back on the route.

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sue Bateman
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WalkingMuddy

lovely walk on a social distancing day during the covid 19 pandemic. A little bit muddy in parts due to recent rainfall, and had to do a little detour across a railway bridge due to a freight train sitting across the railway crossing point at the beginning of the trail.

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Ian Smith
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Nice walk with some good views. Quite a bit of road walking and muddy in places. See other reviews for details of railway bridge diversion.

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Andrew Darlington
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Not a bad walk with fairly easy pathways and pleasant views over to Birmingham. There is a small detour as mentioned by another reviewer at the start (or end depending which way you go) near the railway line, which is easily followed to the railway bridge and back down the other side to rejoin the route. My only small complaint would be there is far too much waking on roads, they are mostly very quiet roads, but there is a very dangerous bit where the small road joins the Atherstone Road which is busy and has no footpath and a blind bend and I wouldn’t go that way especially if you have children with you, so I found an alternative route using my OS gps on another footpath to join up the route to avoid this dangerous bit. A bit lazy I feel by the walk author who could have found alternative routes avoiding this bit. You can see on my recordings where the detour path is. All in all not a bad walk.

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Connor Rault
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Good easy walk. If you are parking at Shustoke reservoir you'll need to pay £1 in cash for all day.

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Adam Reid
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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!

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

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Philip Keates
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Rose Evans
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Aneta Aneta
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Allan Bate
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