Updated: Nov 8, 2019
From my favourite service station is this 8km run along quiet single-track roads. You'd never really know that you were close to the M6 and now every time I have run this, I've seen an otter. Best, bit, if you're travelling, you can get at this from the North and the Southbound carriageways!
If there was ever a reason to go run explore - this is one good one!