Short walk along the Stourbridge Canal
Enjoy a short canalside walk through history. Stourbridge hails over 400 years of glassmaking heritage. At the height of its powers it bellowed with celebrity around the world for the quality of its glass.
The Stourbridge Canal was built to transport coal from Dudley’s coal mines to fuel the bottle kilns in Stourbridge, and fragile finished glassware could be carried to market along calm canal water rather than by packhorses stumbling along bumpy roads. This canal walk treats you with sounds of water and the occasional loud honk of a goose. Expect hedgerows of bird chatter and history singing from every twist of architecture, and the cone-shaped skyline is always the solid beauty.
Start: Glasshouse Bridge OS Grid ref: SO894864 Postcode: DY8 4AZ
Finish: Brierley Hill Road Bridge OS Grid ref: SO900869 Postcode: DY5 3TY
Distance: 1km / 0.6 miles (double if walk back to start)
Approx time: 20-30 minutes