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Stourbridge Canal: Fens Pools to Stourbridge is a 3.5 mile point-to-point trail located near Brierley Hill, West Midlands, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Length 3.5 mi Elevation gain 344 ft Route type Point to Point

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Getting There

This linear walk along a few branches of the Stourbridge Canal. It commences at The Fens Pools in Pensnett and ends near to The Bonded Warehouse in Stourbridge. 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. There are a couple of nature boards along the route detailing some of the history of the local area. There are also points of historical interest. The footpath is a well maintained tarmac 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 some slopes can be slippery during wet weather.

As a linear walk you have two choices for getting there: either to leave a car at each end, or to use local buses. Start parking: Free parking is available in Swan Street, Pensnett. Alternatively, there is parking on the Fens Pools, off Blewitt Street. End Parking: There are several pay and display car parks in Stourbridge. From car park to the start point: If parking at Swan Street, turn left out of the car park and walk down the road to the island. Take the third exit onto Blewitt Street, walk along and take the first left onto the Fens Pools. From end point to the car park: Head down through the town towards Canal Street and The Bonded Warehouse. By bus to start point: the 222 departs Dudley and Merry Hill regularly and stops in Blewitt Street. See nxbus.co.uk for timetable. Stop ID: nwmjwgdg or nwmjwgda By bus from end point: Nearby Stourbridge bus station is served by buses going to a variety of areas. See nxbus.co.uk for timetables. By train: Stourbridge Town junction is adjacent to the bus station.

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Adam Parkes
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Nice canal walk on a sunny day.

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Fraser Gray
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Daniel Baker
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Richard Griffiths
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Richard Griffiths
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