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.
PostcodeB78 3AD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Hopwas Woods Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Hopwas Woods Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
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.
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.