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Shropshire Union Canal walk

The circular nature of this walk means that it can be joined at any point and if followed completely will bring you back to the point at which you started. Additionally, it is easily cut short or completed in sections.

Boats moored along towpath of canal Shropshire Union Canal

This walk is from iFootpath, a website and App to inspire people to get out and enjoy beautiful walks across the UK. Visit their website for full route information and maps.

The route uses paths and bridleways along which there are many stiles and kissing gates. Some of the horse paddocks have electric fencing which you will need to unhook (via the insulated handles) to pass through. There are also some short stretches along country lanes, but these are either very quiet or have broad verges along which to walk. There are a lot of animals on the route including horses, sheep and a few cows. There are several signs asking walkers to keep dogs on a leash. Most paths are well trodden and signposted, but can be boggy in parts and overgrown in other places.

Codsall is easily accessible by road, bus and train; parking is free.

Start point: St Nicholas church, Codsall

End point: St Nicholas church, Codsall

Distance: five miles

Find out more about this walk

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