There are currently 0 comments and 0 photos online for this walk.
|Author: Sammy Benbow, Published: 12 May 2014||Walk rating : Rating:|
|Staffordshire, Gospel End|
|This walk takes you from Baggeridge car park up to the Toposcope, which affords views of the surrounding countryside, and then returns you via a different route to the car park. On a clear day, it is said that the Welsh Mountains can be seen from this point. The Toposcope is a flat disc with radii that will show you what is visible in a given direction, through 360°. It is useful to bring a pair of binoculars.
Baggeridge Park has been awarded the Green Flag Award for thirteen consecutive years, and has a picnic area available. There is a tea shop, a children's play area, a miniature railway, a sensory garden and disabled toilets. Other nearby attractions include Penn Common and Himley Hall & Park.
The walk is along a flat route at the beginning. However, there are a couple of quite steep flights of steps to and from the Toposcope. On the way back, there is a nature board detailing the local topography known as The Pit Mounds. It will take approximately 45 minutes.
Baggeridge Country Park is located just West of Gospel End, on the A463. Leave the roundabout on the A449, signposted Baggeridge Country Park. Alternatively, take the A463 from the nearby town of Sedgely. The entrance is clearly signposted. Drive down through the woods for about 300 yards, where you'll find a Pay & Display car park - 1hr is £1.60, full day is £2.60 (correct as of April 2014).
|Start to Toposcope|
Start point: 52.5348 lat, -2.1515 long
From the lower car park, head ENE, keeping the miniature railway on your left. Walk down through the car park to the end, where you will find a map signpost with a white background. Follow the path to the rear of the sign, down to the left. Go underneath the bridge and follow the path round to the right in front of Bag Pool. Cross straight over where the paths join, looking for the steps and low wooden sign marked "Toposcope Trail". Climb the steps up the hill. At the end of the steps, the Toposcope is visible at the top of the hill. Follow the path across the grass, then take the steps up and to the right of the Toposcope. The Toposcope will be on your left.
|Toposcope to Car Park|
Start point: 52.5321 lat, -2.148 long
Walk back long the path to the steps. Continue straight on, keeping to the middle path. As you go over the brow of the hill, keep the trees to your right. The steps down will soon become visible. At the end of the steps, turn right and follow the footpath a short distance. At the end, turn right, noticing the bench in front of you and the nature board detailing The Pit Mounds to your right. Follow the footpath back towards Bag Pool, then retrace your steps back to the car park.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2014 by the author sammy_benbow and may not be reproduced without permission.
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.
Powered by World Weather Online.
Absolutely beautiful walk, and a wonderful app. Thank you so much :)
I want to congratulate you on your web site/app performance, quick, reliable and easy to use. I have similar walking apps with OS Maps and ViewRanger but yours is best.
This app has totally changed my life, i absolutely love it. I did this walk yesterday, what a beautiful walk it is, i thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely do it again, in fact i met an older gentleman who was on his 100 and something time there!! My sister and daughter cant wait to come along. The noise mentioned about the motorway is negligible and for me did not detract from the overall walk at all, the view from the top was stunning!!
So far I have downloaded 5 walks and completed 3 of them, tomorrow will be No 4. I love your website The walk descriptions are the best I have used in the last six years of rambling since I retired. This is a website I would be more than happy to pay a subscription for, instead I'll donate a sum to my favourite charity. THANK YOU.
Have deleted Pokemon Go and downloaded @ifootpathuk which is much more 'me'
I love the illustrated descriptions of each walk section. Really helps to enjoy the walk and get to know something about what I'm seeing. So much better than apps that only provide GPS co-ordinates and no photos or description. Love it!
After trying out numerous other apps I came across this one: way ahead of any of the others in every way. Much more accurate and very easy to use with great features. Would highly recommend it as THE app to use for walking.
Just wonderful, with walks for everyone: the fit, the not-so-fit, short walks, long walks, through woods, up hills (and down).
I highly recommend it, as my mum and I use it to go for walks and finish by eating at a pub. Its detailed and sometimes humorous instructions lead us easily to our destination. Also, to top this, it has interesting facts about the area we're walking in
I don't review much but this app deserves it. Downloaded some really good walks and the combination of the good descriptions and the really useful map of the walk showing where you are make it a brilliant tool. Well done and keep up the good work.
Very enjoyable and well described route. Views over the river from the warren were stunning.
Fantastic walk and amazing views. Great directions though I followed the GPS map mainly
Great walk, instructions were very detailed, perfect!
This may be the best walk I've ever done. It was certainly the best directions.
Even on a cold windy day with it trying to snow this was still an excellent walk. We managed it with our 2 children of 5 yrs and one in a all terain pram (a defo no no with a normal pram). Will be doing this one again in the summer.
Used app while visiting (it was great!)--live in Texas. Thanks!
Your app and walks are a dream to use
Did this walk this morning with our three little girls and we all love it. Great day outdoor!