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|Codsall to Chillington Hall Circular Trail|
|Author: Sammy, Published: 10 Jun 2014||Walk rating : Rating:|
|This is a 7 mile circular walk, starting in Codsall village, heading out past Chillington Hall and then returning to Codsall. The trail encompasses views of fields and woodlands, and also takes you past Chillington Hall, a Grade I listed building. As this walk takes you through a few kinds of habitat, it is ideal for spotting flora and fauna. Kingfishers and Goldfinches have both been seen along this trail. |
Large sections of the walk take place on tarmac roads, but there are some sections that can be extremely muddy so stout walking boots are essential. You may be sharing some of the fields with grazing animals. There are several stiles along the route and some parts (including one fairly long stretch) follow the edge of main roads that have no pavement, so take care of traffic.
By car: take the A41 from the M54, then follow Heath House Lane and Histons Hill into Codsall village. Free parking is available in the village, in a car park between Wolverhampton Road and Bakers Way.
|Start to Whitehouse Lane|
Start point: 52.6312 lat, -2.2004 long
Depart the car park and cross the main road (Bakers Way) via the crossing, then head up Church Road towards St Nicholas C Of E Church. Continue on past the church, following the road round to the right, where it becomes Sandy Lane. At the next bend in the road, continue straight on along the track, leaving the road. After 300m, enter the fields.
|Whitehouse Lane to Big Wood|
Start point: 52.6382 lat, -2.1891 long
After you cross the stile, turn left along Whitehouse Lane. Walk 100m then turn right along the gated bridleway, marked as a private road with access to Gunstone Farm.
|Big Wood to The Crown|
Start point: 52.6615 lat, -2.2105 long
Enter Big Wood via the wooden gate and follow the track. It runs for 1700m, the latter half of which is likely to be very muddy. About half way, the track will open up to a wide area on the right and a gateway on the left. Continue straight on, keeping the wall to your left. This section, as noted, can be very muddy and also overgrown.
|The Crown to Chillington Lane|
Start point: 52.6426 lat, -2.2243 long
At the junction with Church Lane, you have the option of calling in at the local pub. To visit the pub, The Crown, turn right down Church Lane, then return to this point later to continue the walk.
|Chillington Lane to End|
Start point: 52.6397 lat, -2.2097 long
As you emerge onto Chillington Lane, the next section of the trail is slightly to your right. There is a gate leading to a field and two tracks to the right. Take the left hand of the two tracks, signposted Nursery Farm Cottage. Continue on for 250m, then take the stile to the right of the metal gate, just past the houses. In the distance you will see St Nicholas' Church, which you are heading towards.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2014 by the author sammy_benbow and may not be reproduced without permission.
Great walk but I had problems finding the hidden stile - it's 3/4 way up the corn field
|By Sweet on 29 Aug 2016|
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