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Walking in Sandwell Valley

Finding somewhere for a quiet walk is easy in Sandwell Valley Country Park, whether you are a keen rambler, or just want to go for a walk with the dog or family, with 660 acres to walk round, you can go for a quiet stroll in pleasant surroundings through woods, farmland and by pools and streams.

Many of our footpaths are surfaced, providing access for all, though many are left as natural tracks to provide a sense of a real countryside.

There is a trails map which shows the main footpaths through the Country Park and adjacent areas. Copies of the map are available from both Sandwell Park Farm and Forge Mill Farm or you can download a copy of the trails map below.

If you enjoy walking in the countryside but don't like walking alone, try one of our three weekly health walks, details of which are listed on our Events page.

These routes can also be walked at your own leisure and again further details are listed on the Forge Mill, Priory Woods and Sot's Hole leaflets.

Please be aware that the RSPB Nature Centre, from which the Forge Mill Health Walk begins, was partially destroyed by a fire in March 2010. Their current temporary building is in the car park off Tanhouse Avenue, though only offers limited facilities.