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Millennium Way: Hockley Heath and Packwood House

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Solihull, West Midlands, England

Millennium Way: Hockley Heath and Packwood House is a 4.2 mile loop trail located near Solihull, West Midlands, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and backpacking.

Length 4.2 mi Elevation gain 380 ft Route type Loop
Backpacking Hiking Walking Running Partially paved Views Wildlife Historic site
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A circular walk from the village of Hockley Heath, near Solihull in the West Midlands. This fairly easy walk would be very suitable for a short Sunday morning ramble, taking in a short stretch of the canal towpath and also passing two interesting landmarks, namely Packwood House and St. Giles Church, which are both worth a visit. There are no difficult sections on this walk and it is a very pleasant introduction to The Millennium Way. 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 just a few gentle gradients. You will need to negotiate a few kissing gates plus 4 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 a couple of the fields. There are a few sections of road walking, so take particular care of traffic. 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.

Hockley Heath is located about 6 miles south of Solihull and is accessed from Jn 16 of the M40 or Jn 4 of the M42. The walk starts and finishes outside The Wharf Tavern on the A3400. The pub has a car park if you are having refreshments there, otherwise roadside parking is available. Approximate post code B94 6QT.

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Colin Butler
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Just a another stage of millennium way not the best walk . To much road walking

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

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kate phillips
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Lovely walk. Next time though we would cut off the road walking and rejoin the canal (as in your shorter 3 mile walk from packwwod house) to come back into hocklwy Heath.

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carl carl
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