Essington Quarry Pool and Black Cat wood

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Essington Quarry Pool and Black Cat wood is a 3.2 kilometer loop trail located near Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching.

Distance: 3.2 km Elevation Gain: 58 m Route Type: Loop



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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.

15 days ago

Great little trial, took my 2 daughters, 5 and 7, they really enjoyed seeing the wild flowers, in particular the poopy field along monarchs way, great views when you reach the quarry pool, and the old oak tree along the path to blackcat wood with some real fairy doors

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