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Walsall Group

Walsall Group of Ramblers has been around since 1992 and in that time we've introduced many people to the joys and benefits of walking with the Ramblers

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 a spare pair of socks might be worthwhile.

Sunday, 14 April 2024
Meeting time:
9:15 am
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
2:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
13.7km / 8.5mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

We leave the meeting point in Walsall promptly at 09:15am.  The start time is the time the actual walk is due to start.
We regret we cannot allow dogs other than registered assistance dogs on Walsall Group walks.
Booking is not necessary for this walk.
Please notify the leader if you intend to travel direct to the walk start.
Walkers will need a packed lunch.

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Car parking available
  • Car sharing available

Meeting point

Grid reference:
SK 02792 00979
Nearest postcode:
WS4 1JP
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Meeting time:
9:15 am

Car park in Daw End Lane, Rushall, opposite McDonald's.

Starting point

Grid reference:
SO 97684 92175
Nearest postcode:
DY4 7JB
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Start time:
10:00 am

Tame Road, Great Bridge, Tipton. On street parking between Tame Bridge pub and Sheepwash Nature Reserve. Round Ring Road to M6 junction 9 then follow A461 then A41 signposted Dudley. At Navigation Island regain A461 and after Lidl on R turn L into Tame Road.

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