Balsall / Berkswell

Berkswell is a picturesque and historic village, situated between Solihull and Coventry. It benefits from a superb rural location in the Meriden gap, but with good transport links to national rail and motorway networks. The Heart of England Way, a…

Balsall Common is a bustling village near Berkswell and Kenilworth, located off the A452 Kenilworth Road. It is a popular route for commuters and tourists with easy access to the NEC, Birmingham Business Park, Solihull town centre, and Meriden village…

Festive Walk

If you enjoy walking as part of a group, then join one of the many local clubs in the Solihull area, or just take part in one of the many regular group events. Local clubs include: Balsall Common U3A Ramblers…

postcard of shops

Enjoy this short, circular walk around Balsall Common, starting from Lavender Hall Park car park and heading through Balsall Common village centre, out to Berkswell Railway Station and along the Kenilworth Greenway, then past Lavender Hall Fisheries and back to the…

image of Green Man

The Solihull Green Man Trail covers over 21 miles of public footpaths in the Borough between Castle Bromwich and Solihull Town Centre. Points of interest include Alcott Wood, Birmingham Airport, Packhorse Bridge at Hampton-in-Arden, Temple Balsall, the Grand Union Canal…

postcard of Old Hall, Temple Balsall

The Old Hall, Temple Balsall was the Preceptory (headquarters) of the Knights Templar. It is a 12th-century building, which was encased in red brick in the 19th century. The Temple Balsall site was transferred to the Knights of St John (Knights…