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Sometimes it’s nice just to get away from the hustle and bustle of a busy city. Birmingham is fortunate enough to be surrounded by vast amounts of green land, which makes for some stunning country walks. Here are some of the best.
Sitting pretty near Solihull, the three reservoirs of Earlswood Lakes are surrounded by plentiful wildlife-filled woodlands. A casual stroll around the Lakes will direct you past Terry’s Pool, home to wild otters and turtles; plus Clowes Wood, where you’ll find an array of plants and rare heathland. The trail around Earlswood is also near the Stratford-upon-Avon canal, for those who’d like to continue their waterside walk.
You’ll forget you’re just 10 miles away from Birmingham city centre with a visit to Clent Hills. This beautiful area of countryside is one of the most stunning parts of the region thanks to its miles of historic footpaths and follies, as well as panoramic views across the Cotswolds and Welsh Borders. For a quieter route, the peaceful Walton Hill is where birds breed and rare insects gather. It’s also the highest point of the Hills at over 1000 ft. above sea level.