WalsallType of walk
Hilly, Flat, Forest, ParkWhat's here
Free Parking, Off Lead Areas, On Lead Areas, Pathed Routes, Animals On Route, Picnic Areas, Water On Route, Wheelchair FriendlyAbout this walk
If you fancy getting away from it all, Barr Beacon might be just the nature reserve for you. Its only 3 miles from Walsall town centre, and its one of the highest points in the West Midlands. It offers spectacular panoramic views, and from the top you can see surrounding landmarks including the Wrekin, Cannock Chase, Lichfield Cathedral, Birmingham City Centre, and the Lickey Hills. Its the high-point of the Beacon Way and a favourite walking spot for locals.
All in all you can see at least 11 counties from up there: West Midands, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Leicestershire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and even Powys Wales!
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How to get there
Beacon Way, Walsall WS9, UK
wo car parks off Beacon Road, use Monument Car Park for the Memorial Buses: numbers 76, and 997 run from Walsall, alight on Beacon Road Nature Trails: The Beacon Way, Orienteering Trail, Circular Walk Wildlife to see: Heathland butterflies and bees, Ravens and Buzzards, Rabbits This site is great for: Health walks, dog walking, picnics, geology, amazing views! Grid Reference: SP 060 973
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