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|Seisdon and Trysull Round|
|Author: DJHampton, Published: 28 Oct 2012||Walk rating : Rating:|
|This is one of the nicest walks that I know of in South Staffordshire visiting two of its prettiest villages. The walk uses long, easy to follow footpaths, bridleways and farm tracks with two very short stretches along roads. There are several stiles and gates along the route and a few fields have horses, but most of the fields are arable and there is generally little livestock to worry about. |
The route crosses Smestow Brook in several places and there are good views across the South Staffordshire and Shropshire countryside and across to Wolverhampton, Sedgley and Dudley and Kinver Edge too.
Arriva bus services 584, 585, 588 all run through Seisdon and details of times can be found on the Arriva website. Alternatively, the village is a short and pleasant drive from Wolverhampton. To reach the village leave Wolverhampton on the Bridgnorth road, the A454 and turn left at the Fox Inn following the signpost to Seisdon.
|Start to Foxlands|
Start point: 52.5508 lat, -2.2383 long
Park in Seisdon and walk north east through the village towards Lower Penn. Just before the road narrows over Smestow Brook you pass Seisdon Road on the right which takes you to Trysull and Wombourne. Just after Seisdon Road and on the left is the beginning of your footpath, which looks like a narrow alleyway between the houses, but it is well signposted and hard to miss.
|Foxlands to Tinker's Castle|
Start point: 52.5589 lat, -2.2559 long
This next stretch of the walk is very easy to follow and well signposted. Follow the path through the farm buildings to a gate into a field. Walk through the field and through the next gate into another field. Almost directly opposite you there is a gate on the other side of the field, slightly off to the left, so if there is a crop in the field head straight across, because the gate may be obscured.
|Tinker's Castle to Trysull Village|
Start point: 52.5466 lat, -2.2623 long
Follow the path alongside the crenelated house's left hand boundary and the path now carries on along Abbot's Castle Hill giving excellent views off to the left. After nearly two kilometres the path joins the very busy B4176 and crosses over the road to continue along the Staffordshire Way. However, you leave the Staffordshire Way here and instead of crossing the road you walk for about twenty metres along the road to the left and then cross over the stile into the field on the left.
|Trysull Village to End|
Start point: 52.5413 lat, -2.2238 long
Once onto the road turn left towards Seisdon and Pattingham and walk along the road for about hundred metres and then turn right into a field through a gate. The path takes you across the field, through a gate next to house with a large conservatory and then alongside some old farm buildings through a couple of gates to another road.
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The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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