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Wolverhampton Group

We are the Wolverhampton 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
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Overview

From Tipton we travel through a nature reserve and along canal towpaths then a long steep uphill walk to Turners Hill, the highest point in the West Midlands at 271 metres. The remainder of the walk is downhill or flat as we head down to the canal via a golf course and estate roads eventually coming to the Netherton Canal Tunnel which is 2768 metres ( 1.73 miles ) is the longest walkable canal tunnel in the Uk. 

Please note that the tunnel towpath is quite potholed in places, some of which have an inch or two of water in them. Also the tunnel is unlit so a torch and leak -free boots are a must and aspare pair of socks might be worthwhile.

 

Sunday, 14 April 2024
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
2:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
13.7km / 8.5mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

This walk is Lead by Sandwell Ramblers

Starting point

Grid reference:
SO 97704 92194
Nearest postcode:
DY4 7JB
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tiny.intent.tulip
Start time:
10:00 am

Tame Road, Tipton. On street parking between Tame Bridge pub and Sheepwash Nature Reserve.

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