Kinver Edge circular
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Walk Route Description
Located in South Staffordshire near the border with Worcestershire, Kinver Edge is a high heath and woodland escarpment owned by the National Trust just west of Kinver, about four miles west of Stourbridge. This walk offers the opportunity to visit the Holy Austin Rock Cottages which are cliff houses cut out of the red sandstone.
The start is the National Trust carpark on Compton Road just to the west of the centre of Kinver village (grid ref. SO836836). From the car park follow the waymarks up to the viewpoint. After enjoying the view walk south-west along the edge soon joining the Staffordshire Way. After 800 metres you reach a junction with the North Worcestershire Path with a convenient bench close by the junction (grid ref. SO829822). Turn left here are follow the North Worcestershire Path downhill for 150 metres and a cross path. Turn right and follow the path to reach the road in Blakeshall (grid ref. SO831813).
Continue down this lane in a southerly direction and turn right along a track to pass in front of Blakeshall House Lodge (which is on your right) to reach Solcum Lane (grid ref. SO829811). Turn right and almost immediately bear right on the waymarked path initially heading north-east but soon bearing left to reach a junction with the North Worcestershire Path (grid ref. SO825812). Turn right here and follow the path for just over a kilometre to reach the path junction passed earlier at grid ref. SO829822.
Turn left and continue downhill for about 50 metres. Then turn right passing Nanny's Rock Cave and keeping ahead at all path junctions to return to the car park.
Other walks nearby
Walk 3003 Kinver Edge & Blakeshall from Holy Austin Rock - easy - 4.3 miles/6.9 km
Walk 3241 Kinver Edge & Holy Austin Rock - easy - 2.6 miles/4.2 km
Walk 1806 A Kinver Stroll - easy - 2.0 miles/3.3 km
Walk 2024 Kinver Edge, South Staffordshire - easy/mod - 6.0 miles/9.8 km
Walk 2874 Enville Estate and the Sheepwalks - easy - 4.0 miles/6.5 km
Walk 1603 Bodenham, Shatterford Wood and Castle Hill - easy/mod - 5.5 miles/8.9 km
Walk 1934 Highgate Common and Surrounding Country - easy - 6.0 miles/9.8 km
Walk 2700 Yieldingtree from Churchill - easy - 5.5 miles/8.9 km
Walk 2466 The Severn Valley from Trimpley Reservoir - easy - 6.0 miles/9.8 km
Walk 1933 Wyre Forest & River Severn from Upper Arley - easy/mod - 7.6 miles/12.4 km
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