Walks

A group of people taking a walk across the scenic valley, wearing winter clothes.

Sandwell Valley Country Park has hundreds of scenic acres to walk to, whether for a quiet stroll, a brisk walk, or a day-long hike. Enjoy woods, lakes, monuments and views as you explore the park. Many of our footpaths are surfaced, providing access for all, and others are left as natural tracks to provide a tranquil countryside walk.

Pick up a free Walks and Trails guide from Sandwell Valley Visitor Centre of Forge Mill farm and go exploring.

Santrike Strides is a regular group of walkers who meet up and – well – stride! To join one of the Strides group, take a look: https://www.healthysandwell.co.uk/activities/sandwell-stride-sandwell-valley-and-forge-mill-lake/

Sandwell Valley Parkrun take places at Sandwell Valley, at the Visitor Centre Park, and goes around the Sandwell Valley estate. They meet at 9am every Saturday, suitable for all ages. You can also volunteer. Take a look here: https://www.healthysandwell.co.uk/activities/sandwell-valley-parkrun/

Sandwell Valley Walking Routes

Sandwell Valley Country Park has over 600 acres to walk, whether a quiet stroll, a brisk walk, or a day long hike. Many of our footpaths are surfaced, providing access for all, and others are left as natural tracks to provide a tranquil countryside walk.

Forge Mill Lake Nature Reserve Loop from Hamstead

Map of the Forge Mill Lake Nature Reserve Loop from Hamstead

Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths.

Suitable for all skill levels.

Total Distance: 1.93 mi
Hiking Path: 0.50 mi
Path: 1.19 mi
Street: 424 yd
Natural: 0.50 mi
Unpaved: 1.19 mi
Paved: 424 yd

Priory ruins – Swan lake Loop from Dudley Port

Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths.

Suitable for all skill levels.

 

Total Distance: 5.43 mi 

Priory ruins – Swan lake Loop from West Bromwich

Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. 

Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

 

Total Distance: 2.96 mi

Swan lake Loop from Dudley Port

Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths.

Suitable for all skill levels.

 

Total Distance: 2.11 mi

Doultons claypit Loop from Cradley

Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths.

Suitable for all skill levels.

 

Total Distance: 2.11 mi 

SIGNPOST – The Toll Man's Office Loop from Old Hill

Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths.

Suitable for all skill levels.

 

Total Distance: 4.7 mi

Haden hill upper pool – Haden house museum Loop from Cradley

Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels. 

The starting point of the Tour is accessible with public transport.

 

Total Distance: 2.03 mi

Priory ruins – Swan lake Loop from Hall End

Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths.

Suitable for all skill levels.

 

Total Distance: 2.55 mi

Forge Mill Lake Nature Reserve Loop from The Delves

Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths.

Suitable for all skill levels.

 

Total Distance: 6.12 mi

Warrens Hall Nature Reserve Loop from Birchfield

Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths.

Suitable for all skill levels.

 

Total Distance: 1.46 mi

Swan lake – Jubilee Sensory Garden 2012 Loop from West Bromwich

Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths.

Suitable for all skill levels.

 

Total Distance: 3.79 mi

Hiking Loop from Tividale

Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths.

Suitable for all skill levels.

 

Total Distance: 6.23 mi

Swan lake – Priory ruins Loop from Hall End

Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths.

Suitable for all skill levels.

 

Total Distance: 2.40 mi

Priory ruins – Swan lake Loop from The Delves

Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths.

Suitable for all skill levels.

 

Total Distance: 11.70 mi

Warrens Hall Nature Reserve – Windmill End Loop from Rowley Regis

Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths.

Suitable for all skill levels.

 

Total Distance: 3.28 mi

Upper pool – Haden hill upper pool Loop from Rowley Regis

Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths.

Suitable for all skill levels.

 

Total Distance: 6.76 mi

Priory ruins Loop from Perry Barr

Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths.

Suitable for all skill levels.

 

Total Distance: 6.76 mi1.87

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