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Upper Arley Circular Walk – Worcestershire Severn Valley

Saturday, April 9th, 2022

This route is based around the Upper Arley Circular Walk. This is a Worcestershire way marked route which takes in amazing views of Trimpley Reservoir and spectacular Victoria Bridge which carries the Severn Valley Steam Railway over the River Severn. There are some issues with the way-marked route. I was unable to walk along a […]

From 2D maps to 3D models with FreeCAD

Sunday, November 28th, 2021

In the video below I show how you can take a 2D map and create a 3D model using FreeCAD. This is a manual process in mapping the contour lines from an OS map into FreeCAD. The model can then be printed using a 3D printer, or viewed online as a static image or through […]

Day out at Bekonscot Model Village

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

Bekonscot is in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England. It is the oldest model village in the world being first created in 1929. It has however changed a lot since then having had periods where it was modernized, but then reverting back to being primarily based around 1930s England. It features one of the largest Gauge 1 outdoor […]

Earlswood Lakes Circular Walk in Worcestershire / West Midlands

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Earlswood Lakes are man-made reservoirs in Worcestershire which were made to supply water to the Stratford-Upon-Avon Canal. The North of the lakes is bordering on West Midlands. This is a nice gentle walk across flat terrain. Most of the paths are well maintained, but some places may get a little muddy at times. I have […]

Barnt Green to Lickey Hills Circular Walk in Worcestershire / Birmingham

Monday, April 5th, 2021

This is a way marked route by Worcestershire County Council. Starting at Barnt Green (approx. postcode B45 8NW). It takes in some of the local countryside, skirting around the reservoirs to the top of Lickey Hills and back down to Barnt Green. Alternative starting point is Lickey Hills Visitor Centre car park (check closing time […]

Barnt Green Waterways Circular Walk

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021

This is a way marked route by Worcestershire County Council. Starting at Barnt Green (approx. postcode B45 8NW). It takes in some of the local countryside, walk towards Alvechurch, along a canal and past Upper Bittell Reservoir. For public transport the Barnt Green railway station is nearby. Distance: 5 miles Click the map for a […]

Alvechurch and Rowney Green Walk

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

This is route around Alvechurch and Rowney green. It uses a combination of bridleways and public footpaths. Distance: 4 miles (a little more if you start in Alvechurch village centre) Click the map for a larger version The route is also available through the Ordnance Survey Online OS Maps and as a GPX file for […]

Hanbury Circular Walk

Saturday, February 13th, 2021

This is a way marked route by Worcestershire County Council. Starting at Gateway Park near Droitwich Spa Marina (approx. postcode WR9 7DU). it goes along the Worcestershire and Birmingham Canal, and then across fields passing Hanbury Hall (National Trust). Distance: 7 miles (including walk around the outside of Hanbury Church). Click the map for a […]

Redditch Dinosaur Walk

Saturday, February 6th, 2021

This is a walk starting at Morton Stanley Park walking around local roads in the Redditch area. If you map your route using a GPS then it will be trace the image of a dinosaur. Distance: 6.2 miles Click map for larger version The route is also available through the Ordnance Survey Online OS Maps […]

Morton Stanley Park to Elcock’s Brook and Ham Green, Walk in Redditch

Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

A walk through local paths including parts of the Monarch’s way. This walk has some challenges in terms of difficult stiles and can get very muddy. In some places I had to take an alternative route due to flooding of the path. Distance: 5.2 miles Terrain: Footpaths. Includes difficult terrain, stiles and may be very […]


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