GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Highgate Common

3 miles (4.5 km)

This walk follows the numerous trails on Highate Common - a designated country park and local nature reserve near Wolverhampton. Here you will find 320 acres of lowland heath covered with heather, broom and gorse. There are also areas of woodland, with silver birch, pendunculate oak and coniferous plantation. Also look out for a variety of wildlife including lizards, Slow Worms, Grass Snakes, Rabbits, Bush-crickets, moths, beetles, flies, and Dragonflies.
If you would like to continue your walk then the Staffordshire Way is a good option as it runs right through the park. The park is located a few miles south west of the city of Wolverhampton.


DY7 5JD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Highgate Common OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Highgate Common Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Head a mile east to Greensforge and you'll find the Navigation Inn. It's in a lovely spot right next to the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. Here you can enjoy a meal and watch the canal boats navigating the adjacent lock. You can find the pub at Greensforge Lane with a postcode of DY6 0AH for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The heathland and woodland on the common are very popular with dog walkers. The Navigation Inn pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the east you can pick up the towpath of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal on the Kinver Canal Walk. It will take you north along the canal to link with the circular Wombourne Railway Walk.
For more walking ideas in the county see the Staffordshire Walks page.


The Pool, Highgate Common - - 102726

The Pool, Highgate Common. Small pool with water lilies

Camp Farm, near Highgate Common, Staffordshire - - 366721

Camp Farm, near Highgate Common, Staffordshire The woodland behind the farm is at the edge of Highgate Country Park, which is readily accessible by the public.

The Road to Highgate Common - - 366848

The Road to Highgate Common. Just "creeping" onto the square, the road bends round towards Camp Farm, through pastureland and patches of mixed woodland, dominated by birch trees.

Bridleway near Highgate Common, Staffordshire - - 365927

Bridleway near Highgate Common. This bridleway starts at SO830936 where the roughly surfaced Forest Lane meets the lane to Halfpenny Green. After 600m. it narrows to a track through the edge of mixed deciduous woodland dominated by oak and birch.

Woodland on Highgate Common, Staffordshire - - 2113620

Woodland and autumn colours. The ground is particularly hospitable to rabbits, which have excavated large warrens.

Footpath and bench on Highgate Common, Staffordshire - - 3225119

Footpath and bench

Highgate Car Park View - - 2409265

A view of the good sized Car Park

Track with birch trees near Highgate Common, Staffordshire - - 2117057

Track with birch trees


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Highgate Common.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)