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Black Country Urban Forest Walks
Map of walks around Bilston
Enjoy a walk by following the clear maps

Explore the hidden beauty of Bilston, Tipton, West Bromwich, Oldbury, Wednesbury and Willenhall.

Download the free leaflets from the National Urban Forestry Unit and get walking!

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arrowBilston leaflet

arrowWest Brom leaflet

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arrowWillenhall leaflet

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SEE ALSO

Wolverhampton Wander
Blue Badge tourist guide Ian Jelf takes you on a Black Country walk.

Second City Stroll
Another tour by Ian Jelf - this time, around Birmingham.

Great outdoors
Guide to the Black Country's parks.

Park & gardens
Details of Birmingham's green spaces.

Walking & rambling
The benefits of walking and rambling - from BBC Health.

WEB LINKS

NUFU
The National Urban Forestry Unit's website includes a discussion forum and you can order the walk leaflets for a p&p charge.

WM Travel
Check bus, train and Metro times or use the Journey Planner.

Walking for health
Walking The Way To Health initiative will help give you the motivation to get walking for fitness.

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FACTS
HEALTHY WALKING

• Gentle exercise reduces the risk of a number of illnesses, including Alzheimer's disease, bowel cancer and stroke. Walking can also reduce anxiety and depression.

• Walking at any speed burns calories, improves muscle tone and strengthens bones.

• Are you health-walking? You should be:
- breathing faster
- feeling warm
- sweating a bit
Your heartbeat should be slightly faster too but you should still be able to hold a conversation.

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The walks have been chosen so that almost anyone can use them. Within the network of footpaths, three short health walks are highlighted on each leaflet. As well as using the map, you can follow the written directions. Alternatively, you can design your own route from the footpaths shown.

Walkers
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-BILSTON, TIPTON & WEDNESBURY

These walks take in open spaces, woods, an old railway line and two canals.

The three routes are:
arrowBilston to Loxdale
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Weddell Wynd circular
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Moorcroft Wood & Walsall Canal

Bilston map Download the leaflet and map

-WILLENHALL

In these walks, you'll explore woodland, two canals, a nature reserve, the Memorial Park and a disused railway line.

The three routes are:
arrowWillenhall Memorial Park
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Rough wood ramble
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Bentley loop

Willenhall map Download the leaflet and map

-WEST BROMWICH & OLDBURY

These routes will take you via two canals (including a stretch of eight locks), parks, woods and past a museum and pumping station.

The three routes are:
arrowSheepwash Park circular
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West Bromwich to Oldbury
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Galton Valley walk

West Bromwich map Download the leaflet and map

-BLACK COUNTRY URBAN FOREST

In the old industrial region, there are many public parks and wilder 'urban countryside' where nature has turned derelict land, old quarries and abandoned railway lines into new woodlands.

There are over 1000 small woodlands across the region and these, together with existing trees in streets, parks and gardens are what is known as the Black Country Urban Forest.

The urban forest provides a habitat for wildlife and helps to clean up air pollution and reduce the risk of flooding.

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