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Leasowes Park and Coombeswood Trail

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Leasowes Park and Coombeswood Trail is a 4.0 kilometer loop trail located near Halesowen, West Midlands, England that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching.

Distance: 4.0 km Elevation Gain: 87 m Route Type: Loop

hiking

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

partially paved

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

This is a walk around the Coombes Wood area, following the canal, which then heads through Leasowes Wood and around the springs and pools there. The trail commences at the car park in Leasowes Park, heads across Mucklow Hill and along a track that parallels the canal, before heading up the hill to offer some views of the local area. It then descends gently back across Mucklow Hill, before entering Leasowes Wood and following a trail that explores the springs and ponds that have been created there. Allow an hour to an hour and a half for the walk. The Dudley canal was opened in 1779, connecting the Stourbridge and Birmingham canals. Hawne Basin, which can be seen on the other side of the canal was originally an interchange with the Great Western Railway. It is now a marina. Leasowes Park is Grade I listed and covers 58 hectares. A natural spring, passed during the later stages of the walk, runs through iron rich rocks and leaves a striking bright orange deposit behind. William Shenstone took over the site from his father in 1742 and engaged in extensive landscaping, creating the pools that are seen here today. The walk takes place on a variety of surfaces - some of it tarmac, some of it through grassland. Small sections of it are likely to be muddy in wet weather, and some sections are pretty overgrown. There are a few gates and stiles, however these are not always in a good state of repair. A very short section of the walk takes place across the fairway of a golf course, so please take care here. There are information displays, disabled toilets and baby changing facilities at the rangers office. The car park is locked at night.

hiking
over grown
2 months ago

The leashes side was well maintained with wide paths, crossing Mucklow Hill takes you onto a difficult path that is narrow and overgrown, however it takes you to the very quiet Coombs Nature Reserve so it is with the battle. Nice variety of terrains.

running
muddy
4 months ago

I love this route. mine was slightly different combining road and trail. leasowes is a good trail and has a few different routes with different terrain.

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