The picturesque rural villages of Knowle and Dorridge offer a unique visitor experience, from designer boutiques, to canal-side gastro pubs.

Knowle High Street offers a range of independent shops and choices for dining out. Knowle Locks, part of the Grand Union Canal, offers a chance to walk or cycle into rural Warwickshire and Knowle Park provides great open space and play area for families to meet and relax.

Dorridge, thought to date back to settlements in the Bronze Age, offers shopping, dining and rural walks.  Footpaths run from Dorridge to the Blythe Valley nature reserve and through to Solihull town centre’s Brueton Park, alongside the River Blythe.