Barnt Green Circular Walk
This 4 mile circular walk takes you around the village of Barnt Green in Worcestershire. You'll visit the popular Lickey Hills Country Park and the prety Bittell Reservoirs, with lovely countryside views to enjoy on the way.
The walk starts in the centre of Barnt Green, close to the train station. From here you pick up footpaths heading north west into Lickey Hills. There's miles of woodland trails, hill climbs and wildlife to see in the park. Keep your eyes peeled for deer, badgers and a variety of birdlife.
Near the visitor centre you follow a footpath east past Cofton Hackett to the reservoirs which are a great place for birdwatching. Follow the trails south along the water before turning south west to return to Barnt Green.
The village is in a great location for further walking. You can pick up the towpath of the Worcester and Birmingham Canal on the eastern side of the Lower Bittell Reservoir. Following it south will take you through Alvechurch to Tardebigge Locks and Bromsgrove.
The North Worcestershire Path runs along the northern edge of the Upper Bittell Reservoir and through Lickey Hills. You could pick it up and head east through the countryside or head west and climb to Beacon Hill for splendid views over the city of Birmingham.