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Best trails in Wolverhampton

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Looking for a great trail near Wolverhampton, West Midlands? AllTrails has 16 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Lickey Hills Country Park or Wrekin Hill Fort. Ready for some activity? There are 11 moderate trails in Wolverhampton ranging from 3.2 to 22.3 miles and from 229 to 623 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Wolverhampton
Top trails (16)
#1 - Staff and Worcs Canal: The Bratch to Stourton
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 29 m
This linear walk along a section of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal. It commences at The Bratch, a staircase of locks near Wombourne and heads through quiet countryside to Stourton, between Stourbridge and Kinver. The walk itself is along a canal towpath and offers views of the surrounding countryside and of the canal, which is often reasonably busy with boat traffic. The footpath is a well maintained gravel path for the most part and would also be suitable for cyclists. However, there are several low bridges that you will need to take care of while going under and there is a flight of about 15 steps at Swindon Lock. There are no stiles. Show more
#2 - Staffs Railway Trail
Himley Hall and Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
A circular walk that takes you from Himley Hall and Park, through Baggeridge Woods, along the Wom Brook in Wombourne then follows the path of the dismantled South Staffs Railway line back to Himley. This trail encompasses woodland, fields, a small brook and then managed woodland walks. There are several points of interest along the route, including Himley Hall and the adjacent Saint Michael and All Angels church. For the most part, the route follows a footpath. However, there are several stiles and some steps and a section of the trail goes through an arable field. The gradients are mainly shallow. There is a busy road crossing and also several hundred yards of track alongside a busy road at the end of the trail. There are toilets available in the park. These are not disabled, however there are disabled toilets available within Himley Hall. Be aware that opening times for the Hall vary. Pay and Display parking is available at Himley Hall and Park, £1.10 for up to 2 hours and £1.60 for over 2 hours. Parking is open from 7AM until dusk, all year round. There is also a cafe at the nearby Golf Centre.Show more
#3 - Staffs and Worcs Canal and Staffs Railway Circular Trail
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 4 h 12 m
This circular trail that starts at Wombourn Railway Station, goes up the disused railway line to Compton, then switches to the Staffs and Worcs Canal to head back to the start. Allow 3.5 hours to complete the walk, less if you keep a steady pace. The route offers views of the local countryside, and follows a path through woodland and along canal towpaths. Much wildlife can be seen and heard along this route, and you will also pass by several lock systems. It is also suitable for cyclists. There is a cafe at the start/end of the walk and there are several shops available at Compton, the first waypoint about midway through the walk.Show more
#4 - Essington Quarry Pool and Black Cat wood
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 56 m
This is a relatively gentle and very popular walk through farmland between Wolverhampton and Essington in South Staffordshire. The walk provides views of Wednesfield, Wolverhampton and the Black Country to the south and the Wrekin and the Clee Hills to the south west. There are no steep parts to the walk, although a fair amount of gentle uphill. Paths are well trodden and it is difficult to get lost. Although the walk is along marked public footpaths there is some livestock in the form of horses and cows so it is advisable to leash dogs. The local farmer through whose land the walk takes you is very friendly as are the local birdwatchers who use the large pool. Half way through the walk is a conveniently situated bench, but there are no toilets or other facilities in the area. The walk is easily achieved in an hour, but there are plenty of other paths that might take your fancy on the route.Show more
#5 - Orton Circular Trail
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
This is a circular walk around the roads and woods of Orton, near Wolverhampton. The route heads out along the disused South Staffs Railway Line, then follows roads and woodland tracks, before returning to base via several fields. Points of interest include Orton House, a Grade II listed building from the Georgian period, and Ladywell Wood which takes its name from a well that can be found in the woods (although this is not highly visited on the trail). There are quite a few stiles and kissing gates along the route, and parts of it are somewhat overgrown. Waterproof trousers are recommended. Some of the tracks can get muddy in wet weather. The route is covered by OS map 219.There is a cafe, The Railway Cafe, at the start/finish of the walk (closed Mondays except Bank Holidays).Show more
#6 - Birmingham Old Main Line Canal: Wolverhampton to Wednesbury Oak Circular Walk
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
This is a walk from Wolverhampton to Bradley. It follows the route of the Old Main Line canal before turning onto the Wednesbury Oak Loop canal and is comprised of two junctions, a tunnel and several points of interest. Some parts of the route are urbanised while others are more rural. The walk commences in Wolverhampton and ends in Bradley. Wolverhampton has most if not all amenities, while Bradley is a residential area. The walk takes place along well maintained towpaths, but note that parts may be muddy during/after wet weather. A torch is also highly recommended as the tunnel is unlit. The route is mostly flat but there are a couple of points where it will be necessary to ascend a bridge. There are a few radar key scheme gates, and as early parts of the route form part of the Birmingham and Black Country Cycleway (route 81), there will often be cyclists. The route is mostly green, with some areas offering access to local green spaces. However, as this is the Black Country, parts are quite urbanised and may be close to factories and/or housing estates. There is often a goodly amount of flora and fauna to see - keep your eyes peeled for plants like wild marjoram, flax and evening primrose and bird life like herons and Canada geese.Show more
#7 - Staff and Worcs Canal: Aldersley Junction to The Bratch
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 2 m
This linear walk along a section of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal. It commences at Aldersley junction, where the Staff and Worcs and Birmingham Old Main Line canals meet and heads through quiet countryside to The Bratch, a staircase of locks near Wombourne. The walk itself is along a canal towpath and offers views of the surrounding countryside and of the canal, which is often reasonably busy with boat traffic. The footpath is a well maintained gravel path for the most part and would also be suitable for cyclists. However, there are several low bridges that you will need to take care while going under. There are no stiles. There is a cafe available near to the end of the walk. See therailwaycafe.vpweb.co.uk for opening times.Show more
#8 - Perton to Nurton Circular
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 4 h 14 m
#9 - Black Cat Wood, Essington Quarry and Wednesfield Park Walk
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 2 h 59 m
#10 - Birmingham Old Main Line Canal: Wolverhampton to Tipton
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
This is a walk from Wolverhampton to Tipton. It follows the route of the Old Main Line canal and is comprised of two junctions, two tunnels and several points of interest. Some parts of this route are urbanised while others are more rural. The walk commences in Wolverhampton and concludes in Tipton, both of which offer various shops. The walk takes place along well maintained towpaths for the most part, but there is some road walking involved. A torch is also highly recommended as the tunnels are unlit. There are some reasonably steep inclines and also a short flight of about a dozen steps. There are a few radar key scheme gates, and as early parts of the route form part of the Birmingham and Black Country Cycleway (route 81), there will often be cyclists.Show more
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