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|Awbridge & Trysull Circular Trail|
|Author: Sammy, Published: 01 Jun 2014||Walk rating : Rating:|
|Staffordshire, Awbridge and Trysull|
|This is a 4 mile circular walk from Wombourne in Staffordshire. The route follows the Staffs and Worcs Canal towpath before heading down country lanes and across fields and going past several historic buildings, before returning to the free car park. The walk has views of the local countryside, visits Smestow Brook at a couple of points and also takes in Bratch Locks. |
The walk is mostly flat, but there are many stiles to navigate and also some parts may be overgrown. Take care when walking down the country roads that have no pavement. There are also several fields with animals in them, so take care with dogs. There is a cafe, The Railway Cafe, at the start of the walk (closed Mondays except Bank Holidays). Allow 2 to 3 hours to complete the trail.
The walk starts and finishes from the Railway Walk Car Park off Bratch Lane in Wombourne. Turn off the A449 onto Billy Buns Lane, then keep left onto Bratch Lane. Take the turning on the right immediately preceding the railway bridge, opposite Station Road. A sign at the entrance to the free car park details the closure times.
|Start to Bell Road|
Start point: 52.5438 lat, -2.1927 long
Depart the car park via the vehicle entrance, then turn right and walk underneath the railway bridge. There is no footpath along this section of road, so take care with the traffic. After 350m, turn right onto the canal via the brown wooden gates. Walk up the short slope, then cross to the other side of the canal, by the Toll House. These locks were designed by James Brindley in 1772 and are a good example of Georgian architecture.
|Bell Road to Manor House|
Start point: 52.5473 lat, -2.2145 long
After crossing the stile, take the next stile immediately on your right. The next 20m are likely to be overgrown. Cross the stile at the end, then turn left across the field. There may be animals grazing here. Walk across the field, keeping to the left of the low building, then cross the stile next to the metal gate. Again, this section is likely to be overgrown.
|Manor House to Woodford Lane|
Start point: 52.546 lat, -2.223 long
Turn right to follow the public footpath along the side of the Manor House. Keep to the right and go around the metal gate, then continue on to the field. At the field boundary, turn left and follow the wall into the corner. There is a kissing gate here, but it may be in a state of disrepair. Follow the path through the trees, go through the gate at the end, then continue on past the buildings and through the wooden gate.
|Woodford Lane to End|
Start point: 52.5415 lat, -2.2155 long
As you meet the main road, turn left and walk down the hill. As the name Woodford Lane suggests, the road is liable to flooding, so take care during and after heavy rain. Continue on for 400m, crossing Smestow Brook again.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2014 by the author sammy_benbow and may not be reproduced without permission.
a very pleasant and varied walk. Map is almost easier to follow than the written instructions!
|By AnnSmalley on 01 May 2016|
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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