Cameron Grant took his own life after a silent 7 year battle with depression when he was only 21. The Cameron Grant Meorial Trust organises an annual Night Walk every year on a Friday evening close to Cameron's birthday on 10 October. We do this to remember Cameron, and to raise awareness of mentail health problems. We want all who are suffering to speak up and ask for help; there is always someone you can talk to.
This route has been updated since the 2017 Night Walk to describe walking in daylight and without marshals. If you have any questions, please contact us on email@example.com
Walk straight down this strip passing through an open gate (or over the still beside it if the gate is closed) and down to another kissing gate. Turn left through the gate into the next field, and keep the hedge to your left all the way to the end where the path emerges through another kissing gate on to the end of Bellemere Road.
Follow straight across the end of Bellemere Road and continue down the footpath between a tall hedge to the left and a house to the right.
Go through the gate and the next one into a large field. Aim just to the left of centre of the opposite hedge, go through the hedge (BEWARE OF PLANKS OVER STREAM) and continue straight on in the same direction that you have been walking from the previous gate. You are aiming for a kissing gate in the middle of the next hedge. Go through the gate, through a small woodland (watch out for low-hanging branches). Turn left at the path junction and then right on to Marsh Lane and along towards the Packhorse Bridge.
Continue along Marsh Lane and across the Packhorse Bridge (TAKE CARE IN THE DARK!) – use the raised walkway if you wish but beware of the drop to the left in the dark and that it may be slippery if damp or wet. After re-joining the paved Marsh Lane it turns left under the railway bridge. DO NOT TURN LEFT but continue straight onto a farm drive keeping the hedge and embankment on your left side. Where the farm drive turns right the footpath continues straight on through a kissing gate.
In the field keep the hedge and embankment on your left and continue straight, go over the next stile and continue straight on keeping the hedge just to your left. When you come to a fence/hedge, turn right and continue along the edge of the field with the hedge/fence on your left for some way till you come to a stile in the fence on your left. Go over the stile and keep the next hedge on your right side to the next gate/stile. CAUTION: THERE ARE OFTEN HORSES IN NEXT FIELD! Continue in the next field with the hedge to your right, go past the white gateway to Marsh House Farm (pass with the gate on your right – don’t go through the gate) and continue over a stile, through a gravel parking area and out over another stile on to Marsh House Farm Lane – take care of cars and other traffic in the dark.
Dog leg right and then left across the road through another kissing gate and into the next field – beware of low trees as you cross into the field. Keeping the hedge to your right side, continue straight across the farm track and through the gap in the next hedge. Keeping the hedge to your right side you will exit out on to Bradnocks Marsh Lane.
Turn right and follow the road for about 100 metres looking for a foot path on the right that crosses the stream (it is just before a small wall on the side of the road and is quite easy to miss). Take the few steps down from the road onto a narrow plank bridge across the small stream (take care in the dark as it may well be slippery here too) and follow on along the path. Go over a stile and through the trees. Cross the large footbridge bridge over the Blythe, turn left and follow the river, cross another small wooden bridge, which can be VERY SLIPPERY, over a ditch and keep going.
You will go into a field away from the river and then back to it again though some trees and past a gate. The path follows the river for a short distance and then diverges through an overgrown field passing some farm buildings in the field to the right. Continue through the gate, turn left at the path junction and follow the path to Barston Lane.
Turn right and follow Barston Lane into Barston. We suggest you walk on the right-hand side of the road till you reach the junction with Ryton End. At this juntion corss to the far side of Barston Lane and keep on the left into Barston. Use the pavement on the left when it appears. Pass St Swithin’s Church on your left and then, when clear, cross over to the pavement outside the Bulls Head pub.
Continue on this pavement in the direction of Solihull until you reach Oak Lane. Turn right down Oak Lane then turn left on to the footpath past the second driveway on the left.
Keep the hedge on your left in the first field, on your right in the next field and across the middle of the third field to a gap in the opposite hedge. Continue straight across the next field to the small woods – take care when going through woods for low hanging branches. Continue on path to the corner of the next field and follow the hedge on the left to Walsal End.
Continue in a straight northerly direction through Walsal End to a footpath at the end of Walsal End. When on the path cross two fields to a farm track, cross straight over and continue straight keeping the hedge on the right to the far end of the field which you leave via a foot bridge. In the next field, keep the hedge to your right. Go through next kissing gate, onto a narrow strip of field. Go across this strip, through another kissing gate and up the final field to Belle Vue Terrace.
Go up Belle Vue Terrace to Solihull Road. Turn right and then right again befoer Marsh Lane into a an access road between houses to the Fenthan Hall Car Park.