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Staffs and Worcs Canal and Staffs Railway Circular Trail

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Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England

Staffs and Worcs Canal and Staffs Railway Circular Trail is a 9.1 mile loop trail located near Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

Length 9.1 mi Elevation gain 797 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Walking Running Rails trails River Wildlife
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Waypoints (2)
Getting There

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.

The walk starts and finishes from the Railway Walk Car Park off Bratch Lane in Wombourne. Turn off the A449 onto Billy Buns Lane, then keep left onto Bratch Lane. Take the turning on the right immediately preceding the railway bridge, opposite Station Road. A sign at the entrance to the free car park details the closure times. Nearest bus route: 256 Wolverhampton - Stourbridge stops 350m away from the start point in Bull Meadow Lane. See nxbus.co.uk for timetable. Approximate postcode: WV5 9AB

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Matthew Finch
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Far to to much dog poo.

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Smera Hussain
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Hiking

Long but very enjoyable! It was a beautiful day and the views were lush. Walking back along the canal was wonderful. The trail is simple to follow- keep an eye out for the turning point as it’s easily missed (slope down next to the blue sign and head on to the main road briefly). Completed in 2.5hours at a steady pace with a few pauses to take pictures. Would do again.

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Alison Round
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Bratch to near Sainsbury’s near pylons and back

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Louise Louise
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Lovely walk today. Easy (both because it is relatively flat and the instructions are simple to follow). Enjoyed it immensely.

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Lee Vanes
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Jon Bull
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Lisa Bull
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Samantha Phillips
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Samantha Phillips
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Helen Rowe
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Ken Hughes
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James Bentley
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barbara bostock
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Vicky Stoneman
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Alison Round
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Stan Haworth
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