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|Codsall, Oaken and Codsall Wood|
|Author: DJHampton, Published: 23 Sep 2012||Walk rating : Rating:|
|A circular, relatively flat walk through farmland and small woods using paths and bridleways with some short stretches along country lanes. Some of the footpaths can be particularly muddy so boots or wellies are essential. |
There are several stiles along the route and as much of the walk is through farmland, there are a lot of animals in the fields, particularly horses and cows. In one field walkers are warned that a bull is sometimes present as are cows and calves.
As a circular route the walk can be joined at any point, but I've started and finished the walk at a car park in Codsall, which is free and near to the station by the Co-operative supermarket.
|Start to Oaken|
Start point: 52.6298 lat, -2.2021 long
Park in the free car park by the Co-operative supermarket and walk back to the road. Turn right and walk down the road past the park on your right and under the railway bridge. Walk past the mini-roundabout and turn right into Oaken Drive.
|Oaken to Oaken Lawn Cottage|
Start point: 52.6238 lat, -2.2122 long
Standing on the road that runs through the hamlet of Oaken turn right and walk for about 400 metres past Oaks and Limes and where the road bends to the right there is a clear stile into the field straight ahead of you with the stile on the left hand side of the road.
|Oaken Lawn Cottage to Husphins Lane|
Start point: 52.6254 lat, -2.2327 long
Walk past Oaken Lawn Cottage and after about one hundred metres you arrive at a crossroads of paths, which is signposted, with the left hand path taking you to Oaken Croft.
|Husphins Lane to Codsall Wood|
Start point: 52.6351 lat, -2.2286 long
Turn right on Husphins Lane and walk past a few houses on the right and then turn left onto the bridleway, which is well marked, and takes you along a long driveway.
|Codsall Wood to Nursery Farm|
Start point: 52.6421 lat, -2.2254 long
This section of the walk is very straight forward. Having turned right past the Crown pub walk along the lane to the T junction and then turn right towards Gunstone and Pendeford and past St Peter's church.
|Nursery Farm to End|
Start point: 52.6397 lat, -2.2097 long
Cross over the road, but take care because this is blind corner, and you will see the entrance to two tracks with a sign saying "Nursery Farm, no right of way". If you have a map, it suggests that you need to take the right hand track, but this is incorrect as it is the left hand track which is required. The track eventually sweeps round to the left and past the back of Nursery Farm. The track runs adjacent to the track to Nursery Farm passing the back of the farm and then once again becomes quite tight running past a field with horses.
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We live nearby and the walk took us down some paths that were new to us. However they were also overgrown so as to be almost impassable and we abandoned the walk half way round
|By jw1200 on 16 Aug 2016|
14/09/16. Just completed this walk. Loved it. A little muddy stretch, which could get worse as the autumn progresses, but nothing to a seasoned walker.
|By andyrea on 14 Sep 2016|
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