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|Kingsford Forest Park Green Trail|
|Author: Sammy Benbow, Published: 08 Mar 2015||Walk rating : Rating:|
|Kingsford Forest Park Green Trail takes you from the car park at Kingsford Forest Park, through deciduous and coniferous woodlands and across a small area of heath before returning you to the start point. |
The walk offers some interesting views of the local countryside and takes you through a variety of habitats. There are several benches placed around the site and toilets are available at the start/end of the walk. Kinver is the nearest village, about 2 miles away.
The walk takes place in woodland over sandy soil, but parts of the route will be muddy during or after wet weather. There are also a couple of steep sections to navigate, parts of which will be a little difficult to traverse. There are no stiles or steps but there are a few kissing gates. Cattle are used for conservation grazing in one small section of heath so take care with dogs.The route is waymarked around the site - follow the green woodpecker symbol. It will take about an hour to complete.
By car: Kingsford Forest Park is located about a mile away from Kinver Edge. There are two car parks located at either end of the park, choose the one located in Kingsford Lane. The car park is free and open from 8am daily, closing times vary. There is also off-road parking nearby. Approximate postcode: DY11 5SB.
|Start to Blakeshall|
Start point: 52.4353 lat, -2.2601 long
Leaving the car park, turn right and cross the road. After about 20m, there is a layby. Enter the park via the layby, and take the path on your right that leads through the pine trees. Be careful as you enter, as there is a mountain bike track that crosses the path. After about 200m, the woodland opens up into a clearing. Take the path on your left. Follow this as it heads up and around the slope. Continue past the bench on your right and go past the fence to the junction.
|Blakeshall to End|
Start point: 52.4367 lat, -2.243 long
On leaving Blakeshall car park, retrace your footsteps along the curving path, then bear right at the junction. Head up past the section that has been cleared of trees, then bear right at the junction, away from the coniferous woodland. After 80m, by the gate, bear left and walk slightly uphill to the large signpost at the base of the tree. Directly to your right is Kinver Edge, but your path leads left. Keep an eye out for some spectacular views on your right as you walk.
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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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