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Millennium Way: Balsall Common and Berkswell

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Coventry, West Midlands, England

Millennium Way: Balsall Common and Berkswell is a 5.2 mile loop trail located near Coventry, West Midlands, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and backpacking.

Length 5.2 mi Elevation gain 587 ft Route type Loop

Backpacking

Hiking

Walking

Running

Forest

Partially paved

Views

Wildlife

Pub walk

Description
Waypoints (4)
Getting There

Note: As of June 2020, a section of this trail is closed due to HS2. You will need to take a detour. A circular walk from the village of Balsall Common, near Coventry in the West Midlands. The route meanders across mostly flat farmland and open countryside. For the first part of the walk, you will enjoy the delights of the Millennium Way where you will be guided by the distinctive black waymarkers. The route is mostly flat with only a few gentle slopes. You will need to negotiate several kissing gates, footbridges and steps plus 11 stiles (all of which should be suitable for most dogs to manage). You may come across livestock in some of the fields. There are a couple of short sections of road walking and you will also need to cross a dual carriageway at one point. Allow 2.5 hours. The Millennium Way is a beautiful 100 mile walk in the heart of England, from Pershore in Worcestershire to Middleton Cheney in Northamptonshire. The route was created by the 41 Club as a community project, with something to offer every walker or rambler across Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire. This is one of 44 circular walks, each of which incorporates a section of the Millennium Way and is published in partnership with 41 Club.

Balsall Common is located about 7 miles west of Coventry in the West Midlands. The walk starts outside Ye Old Saracens Head pub on the B4101, west of the village centre. If you are having refreshments, the pub has its own car park otherwise there is street parking available. Approximate post code CV7 7AS.

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Reviews (3)
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Recordings (1)
Completed (19)
Karen Ostler
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Hiking

A gorgeous walk a couple of years ago but sadly there is a section closed now due to HS2. The walk is adaptable but just not the same. Was gutted to see it

Georgina Mosley
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Hiking

Don’t do this trail. Takes you to a dual carriageway and the next point is closed off by HS2 works. Left us stranded on a dual carriageway with no paths and 2 dogs, very stressful.

terry street
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First to Review

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.