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Millennium Way: Barston and Balsall Common

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Solihull, West Midlands, England

Millennium Way: Barston and Balsall Common is a 4.4 mile loop trail located near Solihull, West Midlands, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and backpacking.

Length4.4 miElevation gain695 ftRoute typeLoop
BackpackingHikingWalkingRunningPartially pavedRiverViewsWildlifepub-walk
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Getting There

A circular walk from the picturesque village of Barston, near Solihull in the West Midlands. The route leads you through the outskirts of Balsall Common with opportunity to enjoy quiet open countryside and the delights of the Warwickshire landscape. During the walk, you will enjoy a short section of the Millennium Way, the route being clearly marked by the distinctive black waymarkers. The route is relatively flat with only a few gentle gradients. You will need to negotiate a couple of narrow footbridges, several kissing gates plus 8 stiles (all of which should be suitable for most dogs to manage). Whilst most of the fields are arable, you may come across livestock in some of the fields. There is a short section of road walking, so take particular care of traffic on this section. Allow 2 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.

Barston is located about 4 miles east of Solihull in the West Midlands. The walk starts and finishes outside The Bull's Head pub on Barston Lane. The pub has a car park if you are having refreshments there, otherwise roadside parking is available. Approximate post code B92 0JU.

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Jack Smith
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Hiking

Good walk, only issue was took you off track a lot by the river (go through non public woods or will get slightly lost) Thanks

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Darren Reader
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Hiking

Great trail with some great views , can get muddy obviously as mostly farming fields 2 good pubs on the route

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Michael Prince
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Pleasant little walk

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Jon Ford
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Easy walk fairly flat

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Colin Butler
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HikingOver grown

Fantastic hike around Barston

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Emma Haden
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HikingOver grown

Lovely route, just fairly overgrown in areas making it difficult to get through. Beautiful area

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jen james
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Great walk today doing this. Just the right length for our dog and only one field with cows in, so a bonus that he could be off lead the whole walk pretty much!

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Malwina Mazurek
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Donald Wallace
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Thom Williams
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Kader Hascelik
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Tom Hinton
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Elizaveta Deineka
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Fady Khattar
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Rebecca O’Connor
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Mya Glynn
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Baz Mahmood
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Gemma Rumble
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danielle marshall
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Nigel White
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Gavin Harrison
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