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|Lime Pits Farm and Park Lime Pits Circular|
|Author: Sammy, Published: 05 Jun 2017||Walk Rating:|
|West Midlands, Rushall|
|A (just over) 2 mile circular trail along footpaths and trails around Lime Pits Farm and Park Lime Pits Local Nature Reserve (LNR) in the West Midlands. The walk comprises of trails through deciduous woodland, arable farmland and alongside ponds. Due to the variety of habitats, there is an array of wildlife to see along the route, including many species of birds and insects. In the evening, the LNR is popular with Daubentons bats which fly over the ponds seeking insect prey. Within the LNR, there are many places to get down to the water's edge for a better look.
There is a short section alongside a road, part of which has a footpath, part of which has a grass verge. There are a couple of stiles on the walk and several flights of steps. Some of the gradients can be a little steep, but there are steps in place. Allow 1-1.5 hours to complete.
By car: The start point is on Park Road, Walsall. The nearest postcode is WS4 1LG. There are access gates to the site, these are open from dawn to dusk.
|Start to Park Lime Pits LNR|
Start point: 52.5992 lat, -1.9532 long
Your walk starts next to the cattle grid at the entrance to the car park. There is a context board at the start of the walk with a map of the LNR on it. Follow the path here, keeping right at the junction. With the meadow on your left, continue along through the trees for 350m. Soon you will see a signpost pointing left that says "permissive path". Continue straight here, keeping the signpost on your right. Your path continues for another 350m, past the bench, with the fields of Lime Pits Farm on your left.
|Park Lime Pits LNR to End|
Start point: 52.5967 lat, -1.9565 long
Your path continues behind the signpost, keeping left into the reserve. This section has steps and gradients. Continue along, passing signpost 7 on your right. After a short distance, there is a gap in the trees that affords you your first access to the ponds. Continue along the boardwalk and up the steps and you will find yourself looking down at the ponds, on your right. Continue around and you'll find yourself back at water level again.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2017 by the author sammy_benbow and may not be reproduced without permission.
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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