Sunday, 13 October 2019
Start time: 10:30
(Estimated finish time: 13:30)
Moderate 5.5 miles / 8.8 km
The walk begins by heading into Wrens Nest Nature Reserve, which is one of the most notable geological locations in the British Isles, containing two hills: Mons Hill and Wrens Nest Hill. Notable parts we pass include attractive views of the quarry, ripple beds and reef mounds (pictured), The Seven Sisters Caverns and views of Dudley Castle, Birmingham and the Clent Hills (on a clear day) from Murchison’ View (named after Sir Roderick Murchison).
After leaving Wrens Nest, we head through Priory Park and pass the Priory Ruins before taking a route through Castle Wood.
We then join the Old Main Line of the Birmingham Canal. Along this stretch of canal, we pass Coronation Gardens, where there is a statue of William Perry (The Tipton Slasher) and go by the location of The Battle of Tipton Green (1644).
We leave the Canal at Wallbrook Bridge and head back to the start point.
There is no lunch stop as the walk will be followed by the group AGM.
Start from outside The Park Inn, George Street, Woodsetton, DUDLEY, DY1 4LW. Parking available on George Street and surrounding streets - please be courteous to residents and don't block driveways etc. This walk is also accessible by bus - route X8 goes near by. Please allow plenty of time as the walk will start at 10:30 prompt.
Grid reference: SO939926
Nearest postcode: DY1 4LW
Start time: 10:30
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This is one of hundreds of Ramblers group walks for all ages and abilities every week - all led by our experienced walk leaders.
You’re welcome to join us on any of our walks to see if the Ramblers is for you. Then, once you’ve enjoyed the views, fun, exhilaration and good company, it’s just a case of becoming a member.
Do make sure you're fit enough and have the right footwear and clothing for the walk you want to do, though. You can contact the group or leader if in doubt.