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Dudley No 2 Canal: Section 2

MODERATE 3 reviews

Dudley No 2 Canal: Section 2 is a 9.8 kilometer out and back trail located near Rowley Regis, West Midlands, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching.

Distance: 9.8 km Elevation Gain: 151 m Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

walking

bird watching

lake

partially paved

river

views

wildlife

historic site

This is a walk along a section of the Dudley No. 2 Canal from Bumble Hole to Coombswood Bridge, near Hawne Basin. The walk follows well maintained paths and towpaths and takes you along the second half of the Dudley No. 2 canal route. As with the first half (which is published as a separate walk on Alltrails), there are several information signs detailing the history of the area along the way. As this is the Black Country, some sections of the route are more heavily developed than others. However, there is a lot of wildlife to see. You may wish to spend a little time exploring Windmill End, including a visit to the visitors centre. However, it's run by volunteers and opening times vary. Mornings are generally your best bet. Alternatively, call on 01384 814100 to check opening times.

hiking
20 days ago

The path on this walk is a bit hit and miss, small parts are tarmac which make for easy walking with pushchairs or wheelchairs, but the path is mostly dirt track which has a lot of dips in for collecting rain water which is great fun for kids in their wellies. This canal walk cuts through the main industrial part of the Midlands and because of this it's not the most picturesque walk, but if you want some alone time with not many people around then this is the walk for you, along the walk I saw a total of 4 people on bikes.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Starting from Bumble Hole, I walked through the Netherton Tunnel and back, which makes an interesting addition to this walk, or a short walk on is own. Towpath on both sides of the canal, recommend boots as can be wet underfoot.

hiking
1 month ago

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