Chiltern Railway Walk — West of Birmingham

Birmingham Snow Hill to Kidderminster (42.43km; 549m ascent)

The final section, between Birmingham Snow Hill and Kidderminster, is largely as easy as the approach from the east. It is only beyond Lye that minor ascents come into play, and the only appreciable climbs (still very short) are on the last stage between Blakedown and Kidderminster.

The departure from central Birmingham is full of fascinating remnants of the industrial heritage of the city; beyond Smethwick, the tone becomes more suburban, and is much more rural beyond Stourbridge.

All sections in this group await final checks, after which the directions will be published for those so checked.

34: Birmingham Snow Hill to Jewellery Quarter1.72km; 23m ascentMap
35: Jewellery Quarter to The Hawthorns5.42km; 44m ascentMap
36: The Hawthorns to Smethwick Galton Bridge2.23km; 30m ascentMap
37: Smethwick Galton Bridge to Langley Green2.75km; 28m ascentMap
38: Langley Green to Rowley Regis3.67km; 23m ascentMap
39: Rowley Regis to Old Hill2.27km; 21m ascentMap
40: Old Hill to Cradley Heath2.69km; 17m ascentMap
41: Cradley Heath to Lye2.64km; 40m ascentMap
42: Lye to Stourbridge Junction3.73km; 78m ascentMap
43: Stourbridge Junction to Hagley4.06km; 37m ascentMap
44: Hagley to Blakedown3.29km; 41m ascentMap
45: Blakedown to Kidderminster7.62km; 78m ascentMap

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