A footpath located behind the M42 J2 (Hopwood) services. Crosses a few creeks and some small fields and much nicer than wandering around the services car park!
Way back, even before the Romans, Icknield Street was a major route for travellers and so loads of feet and paws will have trodden this walk before you.
Friendly pub with loads of parking space, and a nice welcome for strangers and their dogs.
Very easy to get to from the M42, and a nice dog-friendly pub - but the walk is almost non-existent. On the other hand, if you've been stuck in traffic this could well be a useful doggiestop.
Handy and dog-friendly pub for a walk by the canal, or just a pleasant place to sit in the beer garden and watch the boats go by. Close to the M42 and the M40.
A pair of adjoining parks, both with Green Flag status and very popular with Solihull dog walkers. There is a small cafe, and it's also possible to walk from here to the town centre.
The dog walk here runs beside the Grand Union canal, formerly one of the pulsing arteries of the industrial revolution but now a haven for ducklings and young canoeists.
Lovely relaxing dog walk along the Birmingham and Fazeley canal towpath, with side paths into a nature reserve. The towpath is well-maintained and clean underfoot.
This 16th century coaching inn is a good all-rounder, and makes a useful stopping spot close to the M42 and NEC.
A wonderful opportunity for dogs to race around over meadows, or just chill out on the grass in this well-planned and popular water park. Children are well catered for too.
Dog walk in a really interesting country park, formed out of the remains of a colliery. The ponds in the park came about from subsidence, not design. It's a gritty sort of park, but worth a visit.
A secluded Woodland Trust area, where new trees are growing alongside established copses to swell the National Forest project.