GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wolverhampton Canal Walk

2 miles (3 km)

Explore the Birmingham Canal on this short walk through the centre of Wolverhampton.
It's a nice gentle stroll taking you past a series of locks, barges and bridges.
The route starts at the Broad Street Basin, very close to the train station. It then heads north, passing some pretty 18th century lock cottages, the Dunstall Railway Bridges and Wolverhampton Racecourse on your left. The route finishes at Aldersley Junction where theBirmingham Main Line Canalterminates and meets theStaffordshire and Worcestershire Canalnear toOxley.
At the end of this short route you have the option of extending your walk along the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. Follow it south and it will take you to Wombourne.
Also near Oxley you can pick up the Shropshire Union Canal. Following it north will take you towards Brewood via the Pendeford Mill Nature Reserve.

Wolverhampton Canal Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Wolverhampton Canal Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Wolverhampton

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking around Wolverhampton, head north and you can try the circular Brewood Canal Walk. This visits the pretty Belvide Reservoir and the Georgian country house of Chillington Hall with its Capability Brown landscaped park and lake. The noteworthy Weston Park is located just west of Belvide Reservoir and north west of Chillington Hall. There's more than 1000 acres of landscaped parkland surrounding this 17th century country mansion.

Just to the south west 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.
To the south of the city centre there's the popular Baggeridge Country Park. There's good cycling and walking trails here with woodland and a viewpoint with fine views over the city and surrounding countryside. Adjacent to the park there's also the 18th century Himley Hall. The historic hall is surrounded by ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland with woodland walks, waterfalls and a large lake.
Head south along the Birmingham Canal and you could visit the Victorian Netherton Tunnel at Dudley Port. You can walk through the dark tunnel (with a torch) to link up with the Dudley Canal at Warren's Hill Park.
The Wyrley and Essington Canal starts in the city and will take you to the oak woodland in Rough Wood Country Park, the wildlife rich Pelsall Common Nature Reserve and then on to the Rushall Canal in Walsall.
For more walking ideas in the area see the West Midlands Walks page.


Wolverhemton - panoramio (1)

Canal view at the start

Wolverhemton - panoramio

Barges on the canal

Canals and railways, Wolverhampton - - 1718425

Canals and railways, Wolverhampton

Dunstall - ice-breaking at Lock 16 - - 1105857


Dunstall Railway Arches - - 833543

Dunstall Railway Arches

Aldersley Junction and Wolverhampton bottom lock

Aldersley Junction and Wolverhampton bottom lock

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Wolverhampton Canal Walk.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)