One mile walk from Compton to Wightwick

Symphonies of birds from the hedgerows, big skies, pheasant-filled fields and a real sense of escape shape this walk. You can almost forget the city is so close as you amble along a canal corridor that teems with wildlife and nature.

Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Calf Heath, Staffs.

Compton is where the very first sod of earth for the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal was dug in 1766. Now, lifetimes on, boats potter around the water for fun. And if you haven’t had your fill of boats at the end of this walk you can always keep walking.

Start: Compton Lock, OS Grid ref: SO883989, Postcode: WV3 9DL
Finish: Wightwick Bridge, OS Grid ref: SO870983, Postcode: WV6 8EE
Distance: 1.6km / 1 mile (double if walk back to start)
Approximate time: 30-40 minutes