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Tree motif in orange on white discForest of Mercia Timberland Trail

14 km / 9 miles

Staffordshire, W Midlands
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.


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Waymark: Tree motif in orange on white disc
Tree motif in orange on white disc
Easy; Canal; Urban
Start and Finish
SK021031 - Pelsall North Common, Wallsall, W Midlands
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Open Date
14 March 2003

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