A while ago (ok, a long while ago), I made a post about my commute in to work. I thought it about time that this was updated, largely due to the fact that I’ve left my central Birmingham job and am back at the semi-rural location I was at previously.
Now, of course, I’m more into my cycling than I was previously, and so instead of just taking the same 3.5 mile route every day that I used to, I try and vary my route to get a bit more countryside under my belt either side of the hours in the office. So here’s an example trip (with apologies for poor quality photos – taking snaps on a phone while cycling isn’t a recommended technique). This was 12 miles long, so probably on the long side, but scenery like this is accessible within 500 metres from my house, and even less from my office.
Leaving Dickens Heath, past the new development
The highly recommended Red Lion pub. Their dessert sharing platter…
Passing Earlswood lakes.
Cottages on Malthouse Lane, Earlswood.
Farm just south of Earlswood. Perfect opportunity for some Piggery Jokery.
Fowlers Cheese – makers of fine Warwickshire Truckle and other cheeses.
Poor sods commuting to work on the M42
Wood End, on the outskirts of Tanworth in Arden, where the houses are big and the people are rich
Up Seafield Lane, which goes past farms and woodland.
Like this one – sleepy cows in a field.
Back across the M42, with Eastbound traffic gridlocked. Twits.
The old mill at the top of Weatheroak Hill. Previously featured here.
View going down Weatheroak Hill. I tend not to notice this due to hurtling down here at 40mph. The view to the left was much better as soon as I passed that tree, but didn’t feel like stopping again for another photo.
Broadcroft Farm on Watery Lane
Back up the hill on Lea Green lane. The top of the hill is covered in woodland, so you don’t get a good view from there. So this will have to suffice…
The Peacock. As good as it looks.