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|Author: Sammy Benbow, Published: 26 Jun 2014||Walk rating : Rating:|
|This is a 6 mile circular walk commencing in Brewood (pronounced "brood") and following lanes past Chillington Hall before returning to Brewood via the canal towpath. The walk offers views of the local countryside and canals, and also of Chillington Hall in the distance. |
The walk is along quite a flat route for the most part. There are no challenging gradients. There are several stiles, but most of the fields are flat. Parts of the towpath can be muddy, even in dry weather. Some of the fields contain animals.
By car: Brewood is situated near junction 2 of the M54. Take the A449 Stafford Road, then Brewood Road and Coven Road. There is free parking available in Stafford Street car park.
|Start to Field|
Start point: 52.6772 lat, -2.1726 long
Leave Stafford Street car park and turn left. Walk down to Bargate Street, then turn right. Walk 350m down the road, until you reach the Bridge Inn on the right. Take the wooden gate down to the towpath, on the other side of the road. There is a short flight of steps down to the towpath. There are also several notice boards with maps and details of the local area.
|Field to Port Lane|
Start point: 52.6679 lat, -2.1831 long
Go through the kissing gate and enter the field. Keep the tree line on your left, and cross the field for 550m. Go through the wooden kissing gate in the left hand corner of the field, then through the metal kissing gate directly ahead.
|Port Lane to Canal|
Start point: 52.6503 lat, -2.183 long
Go through the smaller metal gate, on the right. Follow the road down through the trees. After 150m, the path splits. Bear right by the pool. Continue straight. Follow the concrete path through a wooden gate, the catch for which is on the other side. Continue to follow the concrete path for 1500m, until you come to a yard by a white building.
|Canal to End|
Start point: 52.6441 lat, -2.1617 long
After crossing the bridge, turn left and walk for 75m. Take the metal gate onto the towpath. The towpath follows the Shropshire Union Canal Main Line for 4km (about 2.5 miles) back to Brewood.
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Not very dog friendly due to crossing busy roads and livestock in some fields, but its an enjoyable walk.
|By Stu D on 04 Jan 2017|
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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