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Sandwell Group

We are the Sandwell Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

This walk follows the " Limestone Way " trail devised by Dudley council and returns along other paths. It climbs 4 of the 5 Limestone Hills,  Wrens Nest, Mons Hill, Hurst Hill and Beacon Hill and skirts the base of Castle Hill. This area is internationally famous for its Silurian limestone fossils collections of which can be found in museums throughout the world. It is also the birthplace of Abraham Darby ( the first ) who revolutionised iron making and started the Industrial Revolution.

Sunday, 31 December 2023
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
2:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
12.9km / 8.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

Starting point

Grid reference:
SO 94317 91141
Nearest postcode:
DY1 4AZ
what3words:
dunes.keep.anyway
Start time:
10:00 am

Paganel Drive Dudley ( By the Priory Ruins ). 6 miles from West Bromwich

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking