Never stop exploring. Earlswood is a small but picturesque location in Solihull, in the county of Warwickshire, in the West Midlands.
The town’s lakes and canals form inspiring scenery. Stroll along the towpath, bring your fishing gear and reel in a catch or sign up for some sailing classes from the local boat club and get out on the water. Pack your binoculars and get to know the local wildlife. Try to spot the tufted ducks and widgeons, or even a lesser spotted woodpecker.
Explore further afield with a visit to Birmingham, just half an hour away by car. The city’s fascinating museum and art gallery celebrates local history and hosts important art collections, not to mention Egyptian mummies and other interesting exhibits. On the outskirts, see a concert or exhibition at the NEC and Genting area. There’s also the famous Edgbaston Cricket Ground, which hosts International Tests and Warwickshire domestic matches.
Sports fans might fancy a flutter on the races at nearby Warwick and Stratford. While you’re there, don’t miss Warwick Castle, one of the finest medieval castles in Britain. And in Stratford, take the pilgrimage to the birthplace of Shakespeare and experience a play at the amazing Royal Shakespeare Company.
Staying in Earlswood also places you near the Black Country. Visit the open-air Black Country Living Museum, in Dudley, where you’ll witness a living industrial landscape. Tour the Dudley Zoological Gardens. Previously, these were the grounds of 11th century Dudley Castle, but the castle still stands, allowing you to admire the fortification and the zoo’s cute animals.
Of course, there is one final stop on your outings which we’d highly recommend: The Bull’s Head. You’re sure to work up an appetite sampling the delights of Earlswood and the local region. Our ales and hearty pub dishes are just the thing to satisfy it.
The Bulls Head is the perfect place to rest after a walk around the area. You can find a moderate circular pub walk of just over 4 miles from the pub itself as its start point. The iFootpath app showcases walking routes along local waterways with lots of history and wildlife to discover. The app holds all the best features of traditional guide books with turn-by-turn directions for an easy day of exploring, as well as beautiful photography of the local area and rich information about the history and the environment across the UK. Download the map here >