Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal

Description
Follow the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal from Stourport-on-Severn to Great Haywood on this easy waterside walking and cycling route. The walk starts at Stourport-on-Severn by the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Basin near to the River Severn. You then head north to Kidderminster with views of the River Stour as you go. You continue to Kinver where you could deviate from the path to visit the splendid Kingsford Country Park and Kinver Edge,. The large area of woodland and heathland has miles of walking trails with wonderful views across the region.
The next section takes you through Wolverhampton, passing the National Trust owned Wightwick Manor Gardens and Valley Park Nature Reserve.
You continue to Stafford before the final stretch to Great Haywood Junction, passing the beautiful Shugborough Park on the way. The 900 acre estate is well worth visiting with its expansive parkland and stunning gardens. At Great Haywood the canal links with the Trent and Mersey Canal. You could extend your walk into the Trent Valley and the Cannock Chase AONB.
The whole of the route is open for walkers while cyclists can enjoy a super section from Stourport to Kidderminster along National Cycle Network Route 54. It's an excellent choice for a safe, waterside cycle.

Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map

Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Aerial Photo View Map

   
Distance46 miles (74 km)
Difficulty*
Joining RoutesTrent and Mersey Canal, Shugborough Park, Kingsford Country Park, Kinver Edge
Memory Map RouteStaffordshire and Worcestershire Canal.mmo (right click - 'Save As')

GPX File

Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal.gpx (right click - 'Save As')
Route Photos
Stourport on Severn Canal Basin at start
Through Kidderminster
Leaving Kidderminster
Near Cookley between Kidderminster and Kinver
Canal side pub at Kinver
Approaching Wombourne
Tettenhall New Bridge, Wolverhampton
The Old Gatehouse at Tixall near Stafford

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Aerial Photo View of this route
Video

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