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Foul End

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Foul End
Author: DFO, Published: 19 Jun 2012 Walk rating : Rating:star0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK
Warwickshire,
Walk Type: Footpaths and byways
Foul End
Length: 8 miles,  Difficulty: boot iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK
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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 Continue to follow B4114 0.7 mi
19. Continue onto Blythe Rd 1.1 mi
20. Continue onto Coleshill Rd/B4114 0.7 mi
21. Turn left onto Reservoir Dr

From Birmingham
1. Head northwest on Corporation St toward Corporation St 463 ft
2. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit and stay on Corporation St 0.3 mi
3. Merge onto Corporation St/A38 via the ramp to A38(M)/M6/M42/M40/Coventry/Wolverhampton/Lichfield/B'ham Airport 0.2 mi
4. Continue onto A38(M) 1.6 mi
5. Take the exit toward M6 397 ft
6. Keep right at the fork and merge onto M6 7.6 mi
7. At junction 4, exit onto Stonebridge Rd/A446 Go through 1 roundabout 2.2 mi
8. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Birmingham Rd/B4114 Continue to follow B4114 0.7 mi
9. Continue onto Blythe Rd 1.1 mi
10. Continue onto Coleshill Rd/B4114 0.7 mi
11. Turn left onto Reservoir Dr

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Walk Sections

Start to Bakehouse Lane
Start to Bakehouse Lane

Start point: 52.5158 lat, -1.668 long
End point: 52.531 lat, -1.6694 long

1. As you leave the entrance to Shustoke reservoir, turn right along the Birmingham road until you reach a path on your right (first track after the sewage works entrance) which leads across a meadow. Follow this track across the meadow to cross a small metal bridge over a stream to reach a second meadow. Keep ahead on a track towards the railway line.
2. Cross the railway line (take care as this is not a controlled crossing) and continue along a narrow path between hedges until you reach an information board for the Colin Teall Woods.
3. Shortly after this sign, bear right past the hedge and continue left along the side of a field. Keep heading forward across a second field until you climb a stile that lets you out onto Hoggrillis Lane.
4. To your left there is a railway bridge. Walk towards the bridge and take the steps just before it (right hand side as you approach) and descend onto a track that runs parallel to the railway line. This track will soon curve away from the line, past an old metal warning sign, and into a field.
5. Turn left and continue to walk along the edge of this field.

Note: There are often free-range horses in the meadows and paddocks on the next few sections of the walk

6. When you reach a junction of paths continue forward through a kissing gate and across a meadow, with a renovated barn ahead and to your right. Head towards the gate in the left corner of the meadow.
7. Turn right along the track and look for a gate on your left letting you into another meadow. Walk along the edge of this meadow and take a gate on the right to emerge into a small paddock.
8. Walk along the left side of this paddock until you reach a stile that lets you out onto Bakehouse Lane.

Bakehouse Lane to Halloughton Lane
Bakehouse Lane to Halloughton Lane

Start point: 52.531 lat, -1.6694 long
End point: 52.5392 lat, -1.6685 long

9. Turn left along the lane, past a half-timbered cottage to your right, and continue until you reach a road junction. Cross this junction and go through the gate and into a field.
10. Turn right and follow the edge of the field to a kissing gate, go through this and take the track leading gently uphill to another kissing gate in the distance.
11. After going through this second gate, cross the road and enter Halloughton Lane. Walk down this lane, passing some rather imposing properties, until you reach a gate letting you into a small glade of trees.

Note: There is often a small herd of Highland Cattle in this glade. They will ignore you completely.

Halloughton Lane to Atherstone Road
Halloughton Lane to Atherstone Road

Start point: 52.5392 lat, -1.6685 long
End point: 52.5245 lat, -1.6301 long

12. Walk along the right hand side of the glade and then left to a corner gate. Take this gate into a large field. Either turn left to walk around the edge of the field or take the path across the field if one is visible (depending on time of year and crop being grown). Either choice will lead you to a way-marked post on the opposite side of the field.
13. Take the track leading upward from this post to emerge onto a metalled road and the small hamlet of Foul End (an unfortunate name for such a pretty place).

Note: The next few miles of this route are now on metalled roads.

14. Turn right to walk through Foul End and follow the lane to a junction. Be alert for traffic, as this lane is narrow and lined with high hedges. At the junction, turn right past a farm building and continue along Hurley Lane passing a small complex of barn conversions.
15. Follow Hurley Lane for a few miles as it ascends, offering you improving views of the countryside of North Warwickshire to your left and the distant outline of Birmingham city centre to your right.
16. Ignore the first right hand road you come to, but take the second to continue along Hurley lane. The lane gently descends, passing some grand houses, until you reach the junction with Atherstone Road

Note: The houses on Hurley Lane are protected with a variety of dogs – be prepared to be barked at.

Atherstone Road to end of route
Atherstone Road to end of route

Start point: 52.5245 lat, -1.6301 long
End point: 52.5157 lat, -1.668 long

17. At the junction turn right, taking great care as this road can be busy. Continue downhill for a few hundred yards until you reach Pound Lane on your right. Turn onto this lane and climb up into the hamlet, walk past its houses and cottages and continue along the road until you reach the junction with Tamworth Road.
18. Turn right for a few hundred yards and watch out for a property on the opposite side of the road which has a wall with a letter box set into it and wrought iron gates.
19. Cross the road, and go through the gate by the post box to take a public right of way through the yard of the property and through a gate onto the top of a hilly field.
20. Descend the field heading towards the right hand side of the hedge you can see at the bottom and look for a gate into a second field.
21. Keep to the right hand side of the large pond in this field and follow it around to a white metal bridge over a small stream.
22. Cross the bridge into a meadow and then head diagonally right into the corner of the meadow to pick up a small, often muddy, track that takes you under a railway bridge and over a gate into a field.
23. Turn right, following the edge of this field until you see a way-marked post. Turn right at this post and follow the enclosed track to a stream where the track veers left to follow its bank.
24. Watch out for another set of way markers and take the LEFT path at this junction which will lead you past the gates of the Shustoke Fishing club and around its wooden huts to emerge on the left hand side of the smaller of Shustokes reservoirs.
25. Stay on the track and then at its end climb a short grassy bank to the southern end of the larger reservoir which plays host to Shustoke sailing club. Take the wide grassy track ahead of you through a hedge until you reach a wooden kissing gate.
26. Go through this gate to follow the track that leads you past the sailing club, under the boughs of mature trees, to a second wooden kissing gate and back to the reservoir’s car park.

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The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.

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Colin Teal Wood Sign
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Bakehouse Lane
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The Track to Foul End
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Foul End
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Hurley Lane
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Hurley Lane Panorama
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Approaching Church End
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Shustoke Sailing Lake

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