This is a linear walk starting at Rugeley Town Station and ending in Hednesford for the return train journey to Tame Bridge Parkway. We walk mostly south-southwest all day over Cannock Chase tracks with great views in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Sandwich break at the Cannock Chase Visitor Centre.
Tame Bridge Parkway Station, Walsall Road, Friar Park, Wednesbury, to catch 9.57 train to Rugeley, changing at Walsall. (Or, you can catch this train from Birmingham New Street at 9.45.) Approximate return fare £6.00. No car share from Sandwell Road.
Grid reference: SP017950
Nearest postcode: WS10 0LD
Meeting time: 09:30
Rugeley Town Station, Rugeley. Train arrival 11.07.
If you wish to drive to the start: Rugeley Town Station car park, Wharf Road, Rugeley. You will then need to get the train back from Hednesford after the walk. 30 miles from West Bromwich.
Grid reference: SK044174
Nearest postcode: WS15 1FF
Start time: 11:10
Hednesford Station, Hednesford, Cannock.
Grid reference: SJ999124
Nearest postcode: WS12 4FA