GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Leasowes Park - Halesowen Walk

1 miles (1.5 km)

Enjoy an easy stroll around this park and nature reserve in Halesowen near Birmingham. The park covers141acres and has well laid out, surfaced footpaths to follow. The park has many very pretty features with woodland, grassland, streams, waterfalls and large ponds which attract a variety of wildlife. Look out for dragonflies, toads, kingfisher and newts in the wetland areas and woodpeckers, tawny owls and badgers in the woodland.
The park has an interesting history having been designed by the poet William Shenstone between 1743 and 1763.The Leasowes is considered to be one of the first natural landscape gardens in England. As such it is one of the most significant parks in the country.
The Monarch's Way long distance footpath runs past the park so you can pick this up to extend your walk. If you follow it north you'll pass along the Dudley Canal to Mucklow Hill and Blackheath. Head south and you will 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.
Also nearby is the lovely Woodgate Valley Country Park.
The park is located just a couple of miles to the east. It contains 450 acres of rich meadows, woodland and small ponds with the Bourn brook running through the heart of the park.


B62 8DH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Leasowes Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Leasowes Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The The Pumphouse Cafe is located just to the west of the park on Forge Ln, Halesowen, with a postcode of B62 8EB for you sat navs. It's a very friendly place which does good food.

Dog Walking

Dogs are welcome in the park and you will likely see several other dog owners on your walk.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head a couple of miles south west of the park and you could enjoy the peaceful woodland trails around the nearby Uffmoor Wood. There's a series of waymarked walking trails here with pretty bluebells to enjoy in the spring months.
To the north west you can explore the woodland sculpture trails in the wildlife rich Saltwells Nature Reserve. You will also find the pretty Netherton Reservoir and the Dudley Canal in this area. The canal lies at the southern end of the Victorian Netherton Tunnel. With a torch you can walk through the pitch black tunnel to Dudley Port at the other end.
For more walking ideas in the area see the West Midlands Walks page.


Leasowes Park - - 665310

Leasowes Park

Breaches Pool and Leasowes Embankment - - 138276

Breaches Pool and Leasowes Embankment. Breaches Pool, part of the Leasowes Country Park, lies at the base of the impressive Leasowes Embankment carrying the Dudley No. 2 Canal (this section isolated and under restoration).

Breaches Pool viewed from the Lapal Canal towpath - - 1569368

Breaches Pool viewed from the Lapal Canal towpath A veritable haven for waterbirds and wildlife amidst Leasowes Park, Halesowen.

Halesowen Abbey - - 2433248

The ruins of Halesowen Abbey, just to the south of the park.

Halesowen - Saint Mary's Abbey

St Mary's Abbey stood in a secluded valley and was founded by the Premonstratensian order of canons when they were granted the Manor of Hales by King John in 1215. The abbey fell into ruin after the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII, and now very little of it remains.

Picks, Hagley Street, Halesowen - - 475252

Picks, Hagley Street, Halesowen


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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