The Bulls Head and Earlswood Lakes Walk

MODERATE 4 reviews

The Bulls Head and Earlswood Lakes Walk is a 6.8 kilometer loop trail located near Solihull, West Midlands, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching.

Distance: 6.8 km Elevation Gain: 172 m Route Type: Loop

hiking

walking

bird watching

lake

river

wildlife

historic site

pub walk

A circular pub walk from The Bulls Head in Earlswood, near Solihull and on the border between the West Midlands and Warwickshire. The Bulls Head is a historic country pub offering locally sourced food and award-winning cask ales from Daniel Thwaites. The walking route explores the fascinating local waterways, including a stretch of the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal and a circuit of Earlswood Lakes, with lots of history and wildlife to discover. The walk is relatively flat with only a couple of gentle slopes. It follows a mixture of canal towpaths, lakeside paths and country lanes. Whilst most of the paths are normally firm, some stretches can have some mud and puddles after periods of rain and the path around Windmill Pool is prone to becoming very muddy in winter and after rain (so you will need good boots at these times). About half of the road stretches have pedestrian pavements but do take care of traffic on those stretches without. There are no stiles on route, but you will need to negotiate several kissing gates and a staggered barrier. You will not be sharing the paths with any livestock, but there are lots of birds and wildfowl on the lakes, so take care with dogs. Allow 2 hours.

hiking
7 days ago

some of it is on main roads without pavements, suggest leaving the trail and stepping into the nature reserve at the top of the first lake

22 days ago

great photos to take around erlswood lakes

Great walk today + I added an extra 2 miles on at the end

hiking
2 days ago

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