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Lickey Hills

Simon4130

master brummie
Centro seem to be having great fun renumbering bus services these days! First the 62 becomes the X62 and extends to Rubery, now it has become the 98 (with route changes and no longer limited stop).....

I have used the 47 to get to/from the Lickeys, it terminates at Cofton Hackett and is quite high frequency. Not too far to walk over to it.

Simon
 

ellbrown

ell brown on Flickr
There doesn't seem to be any buses that use Monument Lane (where the car park is).

Is probably more National Express West Midlands than Centro / Network West Midlands that change the route number.

Didn't the X64 become the 99?
 

DavidGrain

master brummie
There doesn't seem to be any buses that use Monument Lane (where the car park is).

Is probably more National Express West Midlands than Centro / Network West Midlands that change the route number.

Didn't the X64 become the 99?
There used to be a former Midland Red route which went that way to Bromsgrove but that seems to have gone. No it is the 98 which runs up Lickey Road and then turns into Leech green Lane.
 

ellbrown

ell brown on Flickr
I was going to catch the 98 from Selly Oak, but a 63 came first. So ended up walking down Lickey Road for the second time!

Which meant that I walked around the roads starting from Leach Green Lane around the back.

Still I caught the 98 back from Rednal when I was finished in the Lickey's. (saw a pensioner smoking in that bus stop, despite it being against the law!).
 

derekw

master brummie
You could catch a train to Barnt Green and enter the Lickeys from there,the entrance is across the road from the station and a mile or so to the visitor centre.
 

ellbrown

ell brown on Flickr
Well I've done the Lickey's now, photo wise.

I only really wanted to go to Beacon Hill and see the views of the city.

Several paths off Rose Hill are blocked off, due to recent diseased trees.



And a lot of these paths are a bit steep to walk up!
 

Simon4130

master brummie
There doesn't seem to be any buses that use Monument Lane (where the car park is).

Is probably more National Express West Midlands than Centro / Network West Midlands that change the route number.

Didn't the X64 become the 99?
X64 still runs although late in the evening it only seems to go as far as Bangham Pit. The 99 used to be the 636 and terminates in Halesowen bus station. Wholesale renumbering is hard to keep up with:uncomfortableness:

Simon
 

Betty Hopper

master brummie
I used to meet the Love of my Life at the LIckeys and yes I have lots of memories .
They keep me going on cold winter nights.
Betty.
 

Rushburn

proper brummie kid
A good walk that I did with a few friends a few years ago took in both the Lickeys and the Clent hills. One car was parked near Barnt Green Station and another at Clent. This is a brilliant all day walk that takes in Cofton Hill, Beacon Hill, Wasely Hills, Walton Hill and The Four Stones. For most of the way we followed the North Worcestershire Path. The views are brilliant over Brum and the Black Country. If it is clear you can see right down the Severn Valley to May Hill on the edge of the Forest of Dean. I can see May Hill from Lansdown Hill above where I now live in Bath.
 

oldbill

New Member
The 2 men wearing uniforms are Parks Police i joined them in 1964 and the 2 men were still working there what a great job it was sorry for the short post its my first one.
 

John M Weoley Castle

knowlegable brummie
For the information of those who havenot seen it and for those cannot walk, have look at the pictures taken from a drone aircraft. Enter "Fligt of the phantom over the Licky Hills" and follow the link to You Tube. You may findit of interest.I
 

paul stacey

master brummie
Just watched the video on "Youtube", fascinating , but sad too as the whole area has changed since my childhood and is nearly unrecognizable to me, that's for the thread.
 

John M Weoley Castle

knowlegable brummie
Just watched the video on "Youtube", fascinating , but sad too as the whole area has changed since my childhood and is nearly unrecognizable to me, that's for the thread.
Hello Paul, I walk in Cofton Park most days with my dog, I've seen this gadget, they are £370 in Maplins, a real big boys toy. Takes you back to your youth and aero modelling and the feeling "I would like one". Hope you are keeping fit. Saw the old (87 years) Co op Baker that used to serve Gregory Avenue and the Cul-de-sacs off. He tells a good story, where should I post that?
 

Speedy23

master brummie
Hello Paul, I walk in Cofton Park most days with my dog, I've seen this gadget, they are £370 in Maplins, a real big boys toy. Takes you back to your youth and aero modelling and the feeling "I would like one". Hope you are keeping fit. Saw the old (87 years) Co op Baker that used to serve Gregory Avenue and the Cul-de-sacs off. He tells a good story, where should I post that?
Here is the LINK to the video...
 

paul stacey

master brummie
Hi John, I do believe there is a Weoley Castle thread, some where?, if not why not open one!, where all us old weoley castle men and women can talk of the old times. Not keeping to bad, thanks for asking. paul
 

ellbrown

ell brown on Flickr
I've now done the Lickey Hills walk from Barnt Green Station towards Rose Hill via Pinfields Wood, Lickey Warren, the Visitor Centre, then down Drovers Way. Very exhausting heading up the steep paths!



Some parts are lined with bluebells



Plenty of benches if you need to sit down



Or somewhere to have a picnic



There's a sculpture trail, although I only saw this one on the main path to the visitor centre



Tall trees



Visitor Centre near Warren Lane



Community Orchard planted in 2012 - 2014 off Drovers Way



Drovers Way down to Rose Hill



 

paul stacey

master brummie
Thanks for posting, great shots well thought out, many happy memories, went first when about 5 years old around 1952, and many times after. Paul
 

ellbrown

ell brown on Flickr
No problem. I didn't want go back the way I came, so ended up walking down Barnt Green Road and Kendal End Road towards Barnt Green Station. If you don't get the train, you can walk back up to the Birmingham border and get the bus (it was the 98 several years ago).
 
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