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Join the IWA Lichfield Branch for a canal based walk around Brownhills and the Wyrley and Essington Canal.

This is an easy 5½ mile circular walk with no stiles along disused railway lines, footpaths, pavements, and the towpath.

The McLean Way runs alongside the car park of our starting point, and we follow this disused railway westwards as far as Beck’s bridge where we pick up the towpath. Leaving the canal by the disused Slough Arm, we proceed along a former mineral line to Brownhills Common. After safely crossing the A5, a footbridge soon takes us over the M6 toll and into Chasewater Country Park.  We rejoin the canal at Anglesey Basin and follow this branch as far as the aqueduct over the former Walsall to Lichfield line, which we then walk along for a second time back to our starting point.

Meet 10:15 for a 10:30 start on Thursday 10th November 2022 in the car park of The Smithy’s Forge pub, 7 Lichfield Road, Brownhills, West Midlands WS8 6HR.

Contact Clive Walker: clive.walker@waterways.org.uk

 

 

Branch
IWA Lichfield Branch
Event Dates

Thursday 10th November 2022

Location

Brownhills

Brownhills and the Wyrley and Essington Canal

Join the IWA Lichfield Branch for a canal based walk around Brownhills and the Wyrley and Essington Canal.

This is an easy 5½ mile circular walk with no stiles along disused railway lines, footpaths, pavements, and the towpath.

The McLean Way runs alongside the car park of our starting point, and we follow this disused railway westwards as far as Beck’s bridge where we pick up the towpath. Leaving the canal by the disused Slough Arm, we proceed along a former mineral line to Brownhills Common. After safely crossing the A5, a footbridge soon takes us over the M6 toll and into Chasewater Country Park.  We rejoin the canal at Anglesey Basin and follow this branch as far as the aqueduct over the former Walsall to Lichfield line, which we then walk along for a second time back to our starting point.

Meet 10:15 for a 10:30 start on Thursday 10th November 2022 in the car park of The Smithy’s Forge pub, 7 Lichfield Road, Brownhills, West Midlands WS8 6HR.

Contact Clive Walker: clive.walker@waterways.org.uk

 

 

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Time

10:15am

 

 

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