Brewood Canal Walk
This circular walk from Brewood takes you along a section of the Shropshire Union Canal towards Wheaton Aston before heading through the countryside to visit the pretty Belvide Reservoir and the historic Chillington Hall.
The walk starts on the canal on the western side of the town, next to Brewood Bridge. From here you head north passing Shutt Green and Broomhall Bridge. At Lapley Wood Farm you leave the canal to head south west to Belvide Reservoir. You can follow footpaths along the western side of the water which is a great place for birdwatching.
The route continues south past Kiddermore Green and Hungary Hill Farm to Chillington Hall. This Georgian country house has some fine walks around the Capability Brown landscaped park and lake.
After passing the hall the route picks up the Staffordshire Way and follows it north east back to Dean's Hall Bridge on the canal. From here it is a short waterside stroll back into Brewood.
Brewood Canal Walk Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Brewood Canal Walk Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Brewood Canal Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Brewood Canal Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Bridge Inn is conveniently located right next to the canal at the start/finish to the walk. The pub has a good menu and a nice outdoor seating area to relax in on warmer days. You can find it at postcode ST19 9BD for your sat navs.
The area is great for dog walking and the Bridge Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head south from the village and you can try the Wolverhampton Canal Walk along the Birmingham Canal. You can also pick up the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal in this area.
Just to the south west of the city you can pick up the circular Wombourne Railway Walk which takes you along a section of the old Wolverhampton to Dudley railway line before visiting the pretty Bratch Locks on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. This route forms part of the longer South Staffordshire Railway Walk which runs from Wolverhampton's Aldersley Stadium to Pensett.
The circular Codsall Walk can be picked up just to the south west of the town.
For more walking ideas around Brewood see the Staffordshire Walks page.