We have created three new self guided walks for you to explore the history and heritage of the borough which we hope you will enjoy.
The Stourbridge Canal and Glass Quarter Heritage Trail
This self guided Stourbridge Canal and Glass Quarter Heritage Trail is in two parts: The first part of the walk starts from the Bonded Warehouse in Stourbridge to the Red House Glass Cone in Wordsley is approximately 1.5 miles and should take an hour and a half on foot; an optional extended walk from the Red House Glass Cone, along the canal heading towards Brierley Hill before returning to the Bonded Warehouse is approximately 3.5 miles and should take around 3 hours to complete.
The self guided circular walk tells the history and heritage of the Stourbridge Glass industry and the importance of the canal network and geology connected with the glass industry.
There is also a detailed Stourbridge Canal & Glass Quarter Heritage trail web version too. We hope you enjoy the Stourbridge Canal and Glass Quarter Heritage Trail. Accompanying this leaflet is a short film showing some of the highlights from this walk. To view, go to the Crystal Mile walk on youtube.com/user/dudleymbc
To download a copy of the leaflet and detailed web version visit www.discoverdudley.org.uk/walkingtrails
The Dudley Time Trail
This self guided Dudley town centre Time Trail walk of 30 bronze ground plaques is in three parts: Castle Street and Dudley Market Place (approx 45 mins); an optional detour from the Market Place to Upper High Street and Top Church (approx 10 mins); and the vicinity of Coronation Gardens (approx 25 mins).
The Time Trail starts and ends in front of the Earl of Dudley statue on Castle Street. Each of the plaques along the trail contains information that will help you answer the questions on the leaflet. Each of the numbers refers to a location on the map. We hope you enjoy the Dudley Time Trail.
You can download a copy of the Time Trail leaflet at www.discoverdudley.org.uk/walkingtrails
Dudley Architectural Trail
A brand new leaflet is available highlighting 900 years of architectural history along a heritage trail around Dudley Town Centre. There are 40 architectural places of interest to read about and visit. So why not combine a self guided walk around the town with a refreshment stop at one of the places to eat and drink in the town centre.
To download a copy of the leaflet visit www.discoverdudley.org.uk/walkingtrails