GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hopwas Woods

2 miles (3 km)

Enjoy walking and cycling trails in these woods near Tamworth. There's 385 acres of ancient woodland to explore with the Coventry Canal running through the eastern edge of the forest. For mountain bikers there are opportunites for some fun off road cycling with natural single track, dirt tracks and some short steep descents.
You can gain access to the woods from the village of Hopwas by following the canal into the woods and then picking up the bridleways.
If you head south along the canal you can pick up the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal and head towards Tamworth and Birmingham to extend you outing. Our Tamworth Canal Walk is another good option for exploring the town.


B78 3AD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Hopwas Woods OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hopwas Woods Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The woods are a nice place for a dog walk and you will likely see other people with their pets on your outing.

Dog Walking

The Red Lion is a great place to go for refreshments after your walk. It's located next to the woods with a grassy beer garden next to the canal. You can find it on the Lichfield Rd, Hopwas, with a postcode of B78 3AF for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just east of Tamworth you'll find Pooley Country Park. The popular park includes canal trails, a series of pretty lakes, a hill top viewpoint and the historic ruins of a Benedictine priory.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Staffordshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Entrance to Hopwas Hays wood - - 834320

Entrance to Hopwas Hays wood. Hopwas wood bridge over Birmingham and Fazeley canal. Taken on a wet but beautiful day.

Hopwas Hays Wood - - 491962

The south-western edge of Hopwas Hays Wood, where it meets Packington Fields, from the A51

Fine Mature Woodland at Hopwas Hays Wood, near Tamworth. - - 24227

Fine Mature Woodland at Hopwas Hays Wood, near Tamworth. A fine area of mature broadleaved woodland. Photo taken on Easter Monday 2005 during a major orienteering relay race being held in the woods.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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