Dudley is an ideal place to begin exploring the canals, with plenty to do come rain or shine! Enjoy a canalside walk or relaxing boat trip, and admire the local history. See if you can spot any of the limestone fossils remaining from when the area was below sea, and explore some of the numerous local attractions, like the Dudley Tunnel - don't be startled by the bats!
Address: Black Country Living Museum, Tipton, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SQ
Visit time: Half a day
Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
Parking: Parking is available at the Black Country Living Museum and Dudley Tunnel (separate attractions)
Toilets: Toilets are available in nearby attractions
Black Country Living Museum, Dudley Tunnel, Dudley Zoo, Dudley Castle, Dudley, Ruskin Glass Centre
You'll see boats year round but especially in the summer
Various places within Museum
You may see:
A good selection of bats can be seen in the evening including Daubenton's and Pipistrelles especially around the tunnel entrance. Shoals of Chubb are also a common sight.