GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Dudley Canal

4 miles (6 km)

Follow the Dudley Canal from Warren's Hill Park to Leasowes Park on this waterside walk through Blackheath and Halesowen in Birmingham. The route makes use of the Monarch's Way long distance footpath to link these two lovely open spaces.
The walk starts at the car park at Warren's Hall Country Park in Sandwell. You then head through the park with it's ponds, canals, grassland and small wooded areas. It's a lovely start to the walk with the park's footpaths leading to the canal. On the way you'll pass Cobb's Engine House. The eye catching building is ascheduled ancient monumentand a Grade II listed building built around 1831. It housed a stationary steam pump used to pump water from Windmill End Colliery and other mines in the area.
After passing through the park you pick up the canal path and head south through Old Hill and Coombeswood to Halesowen. Here the route finishes at the splendid Leasowes Park. The historically significant park consists of 141 acres of woodland, grassland, streams, waterfalls and large ponds. If you keep following the Monarch's Way south past the park you'll soon come to the atmospheric remains of Halesowen Abbey. The abbey is owned by English Heritage and was originally founded in 1215 under a grant from KingJohn of England.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

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Cobb's Engine House

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Bumble Hole

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Old Hill Winter League - Bumble Hole Canal

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Canal near Doulton Road

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Canal near Manson Drive

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Halesowen Mucklow Hill

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Canal in Coombeswood

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Coombeswood Canal Basin

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GPS Files

GPX File

Dudley Canal.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Dudley Canal.mmo (right click - 'Save As')

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