This is our first week in double figures and following the success of our adventure in Newhall Valley I am proposing a different start at the Holly Bush Inn car park WS14 0QA (don’t be put off by the postcode it is not far from Mere Green). I have checked with the pub we are fine to park there.
The route is an out and back along the lanes to Shenstone and then on to Little Aston. The lanes travel through farmed fields and are mainly traffic free. Look out for buzzards en route.
The great news is that the Holly Bush have recently started serving brunch so, to celebrate our 10 mile endeavour, I suggest we repair to the pub afterwards for the important business of refuelling! Please message me on 07788 628755 to let me know you’ll be joining us for the run and if you’ll be coming for food too. Please see below for route details.
To see the map on mapmyrun click the link below:
Turn right out of pub car park.
Turn left onto Park Lane at 0.2 miles.
At 1.3 miles cross main road in front of Tesco Express carefully (use pedestrian crossing). Go straight ahead onto Churchill road.
T junction left School Field Road
T junction right onto St Johns Hill (yes it is a hill and yes it is steep)!
First left onto Holly Hill
T junction at 2.3 miles right onto Footherly Road
2.75 miles bear left onto Hook Lane
3.2 miles bear left onto Wood lane
**** Around 4 miles turn left onto Forge Lane****
Run to Little Aston Primary School approx. 5 miles
Turn and retrace steps
6 miles T junction right onto Wood Lane
7 miles approx. bear right onto Hook Lane
7.6 miles bear right onto Footherly Lane
8 miles **** turn left onto Holly Hill ****
8.6 miles T junction right onto St Johns Hill
As you go downhill turn left onto School Field Road
Left onto Churchill Road.
Cross main road carefully (use pedestrian lights) and straight ahead.
Final T junction turn right back to Holly Bush.