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Tree motif in orange on white discForest of Mercia Timberland Trail

Staffordshire, W Midlands

14 km / 9 miles
A circular walk in the Forest of Mercia area north of Walsall and south of the M6 (Toll) through and around historic Pelsall and the adjacent countryside including the Pelsall North Common (Wood Common) nature reserve. It heads to Wyreley and Wyerley Common and includes towpath sections on the Wyreley and Essington canal and on the Cannock Extension canal. It links to the Beacon Way. There are good bus links to central Birmingham.

The Forest of Mercia in southern Staffordshire and Walsall is one of twelve government-backed Community Forests creating well-wooded landscapes for wildlife, work, recreation and education around some of England's major towns and cities. It comprises patchworks of woods and rural landscapes rather than continuous forest. Timberland, a footwear company, helped fund trails in each forest.


Waymark: Tree motif in orange on white disc
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Tree motif in orange on white disc
Attributes: Easy
Start and Finish: SK021031 - Pelsall North Common, Wallsall, W Midlands View on StreetMap
Open Date: 14 March 2003

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Forest of Mercia Timberland Trail  (Forest of Mercia ) Download


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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 127, 139
OS Landranger Active 127, 139
OS Explorer 219, 220, 244
OS Explorer Active 219, 220, 244

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Paths Marked on OS mapping


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Route Profile:

14.4 km (8.9 miles)
102 m (335 ft) ascent
151 m (495 ft)  maximum height

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