Tuesday 6th September 2016 – Rushall & Daw End Canals Walk.
This is an easy 5 mile walk along field paths and towpaths, with no stiles. The route takes in the green spaces on the eastern edge of Walsall and explores its industrial past. The walk starts from the Hay Head Wood Nature Reserve and proceeds along the towpath of the Rushall Canal where once heavy horses pulled laden narrowboats of limestone to flux mills and cement factories in the Black Country. It then turns west through recreation grounds near to Walsall's arboretum, before heading north through an urban area and passing an environmental farm and Park Lime Pits on the way. We return to the start along the contours of the Daw End Branch of the Wyrley and Essington Canal. There is an opportunity for refreshment afterwards at The Dilke Arms, Aldridge Road, Walsall. Meet at 10:15 am for a 10:30 start in the car park of Hay Head Wood Nature Reserve, Longwood Lane, Aldridge, Walsall, WS9 0QQ. Contact Clive Walker on 07866 201873 or email@example.com