This peaceful circular walk in Oakenhill Woods uses paths and tracks in this preserved area where you could see wildlife.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Park your car in Parkend at the end of the dead-end next to St Paul's Church.
(D/A) Take the path east which leads to a junction.
(1) Go straight ahead and ascend the narrow path in the woods going past lined up beech trees until the view opens and you reach a track. bear left and follow this track for a least one kilometre until you join a barrier and Yorkley Road. Cross over this road and follow the path ignoring other ways on your left.
(2) Close to Moseley Green, bear right at the right angle across the grassland and walk along the road on your right for 50 yards before you reach a lay-by. Turn immediately left and descend the narrow path for 350 metres before the path bends sharply right towards Yorkley Road.
(3) Cross over the road heading to the barrier and the large track in front of you. Follow this left track at the fork with a path and continue when it bends sharply right until you reach a large and open area (probably a turning zone).
(4) Bear right to the path and take quickly the second path which goes down on your left.
(5) Cross over Rudge Brook (wooden barriers), ascend the small slope a few yards and turn left to the flat path immediately. Walk this old dismantle railway (can be muddy during wet conditions) for almost half a mile before you reach a narrow path which goes sharply right.
(6) Take this narrow path on your right and go up for 150 metres keeping the left side. Avoid a fallen tree before you reach a junction.
(7) Follow the large track on your left for one kilometre, then continue straight ignoring a path on your left. You are now back to the first junction.
(1) Turn left to go back to your car next to the church.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 266ft - St Paul's Church
1 : mi 0.13 - alt. 259ft - Junction
2 : mi 1.33 - alt. 436ft - Lay-by
3 : mi 1.58 - alt. 446ft - Yorkley Road
4 : mi 2.42 - alt. 318ft - Open area
5 : mi 2.5 - alt. 305ft - Rudge Brook
6 : mi 2.9 - alt. 243ft - Narrow path
7 : mi 3.01 - alt. 282ft - Large track
D/A : mi 3.74 - alt. 266ft - St Paul's Church
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