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WALK THROUGH TIME
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Donkey Pool sign
Donkey Pool sign

Black Country Walk Through Time

The Final Straight!

Continue along Birmingham New Road.

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Plants growing at the side of Birmingham New Road

Take the footpath which branches off to the left. You emerge on Castle Mill Road. Continue along this road until you reach Priory Road. Turn right and continue back to the car park.

Optional route involving beer: if you're after a pint before going home, continue on the main road to the King Arthur pub at the junction of Priory Road.

Look out for Bluebell Road on the left which leads to a wood which is filled with bluebells in spring.

There are clues to the area's history all around you: opposite The Sunrise on Alexander Place, you'll see mound of land covered in grass. This is an old railway embankment.

Cross over Priory Road at the pedestrian crossing and walk back into the car park on the left.

The sign says 'Donkey Pool' as the area was used by the collieries, which used donkeys on the canals. It's also known locally as 'Foxes Yard'.

You're now back where you started.

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We hope you enjoyed the walk! There are links to other Walks Through Time nearby in the right-hand margin. If you enjoyed finding out about Dudley's natural history, you'd love Dudley Museum! It's right in the centre of town on St James' Road.

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