SJ 242 864 033
4 miles 6.8km
1 hour 30 minutes
Undulating/areas of mud in winter
29 March 2015
Don’t forget to:
“Seek the Sheep”
Along the walk look out for where sheep is, put your teddy there, take a photograph and email it to us so we can link it to this walk.
Walking in Staffordshire
Park in the Codsall Station Pub car park, Codsall. Walk from the car park to the small island. Take the turn into Oaken Drive, a small lane. After a few paces go through the wooden kissing gate on the left. Follow the path across the field. Go over a wooden footbridge over a stream. Continue straight on. At the top of the hill go through a wooden kissing gate and turn left. Stay on this path which changes into a road. At the T junction turn right, Oaken Lane.
Keep on Oaken Lane. Go past Oaken Manor Farm on the left. Keep walking on the road until you see a stile on the left. Go over the stile. Follow the left hand field boundary until you reach a stile which takes you on to a road. Cross the road. You will see a red barrier and black and yellow barrier. Go straight on here following footpath sign. When you get to a junction of three paths, go right to avoid mud.
Go past cottage with horseshoes on the gate on your right. Keep straight ahead. Shortly after you will reach a junction of paths with a broken public footpath post, take the footpath right here into the wood.
*TO EXTEND THE WALK AT THIS POINT SEE TEXT BELOW UNDER HEADED ‘EXTENDED WALK’.
Then follow the public footpath sign left. You will see a large dead tree. Walk past this and go right, following the public footpath sign.
Go over a stile and over a footbridge over a brook. When you get to the field follow the footpath/track marks keeping to the left field boundary. Head for an area of stiles, footbridges and gates in the left hand corner. When you arrive here look up towards a railway bridge. This is where you need to head to. Go over the necessary stiles, across the field, through the metal gate by the tree and over the railway bridge. Once over the bridge, take a stile left and cross the field half right. Go over another stile into a narrow path with a wire fence on your left and a hedge on your right. You emerge at a stile which you go over into a road, turn right here. This road is called Husphins Lane.
At the next junction turn left. The road bends to the right. Go around the bend. Go down a road with a sign ‘except for access’ (Moatbrook Lane).
You emerge on a main road. Go straight on on the main road up the hill. Take a fork to your right called Wood Road, passing Codsall Legionaires Club on your right. Then turn right down Station Road. Keep going until you reach the railway bridge. Under the bridge take the footpath back to the Station.
Instead of turning right, follow the footpath straight on. Go through a metal gate with fields/paddocks of horses on the right. Keep going straight until the path bends right to the farm. Turn left, then turn left again through the farm. Follow farm lane down to the road. Turn right, follow the road until you come to a crossroads. Turn right into Husphins Lane. You will then join the other walk further down Husphins Lane.
The pub is Codsall Station Pub, Codsall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV8 2EU. This is a real ale pub, but we had wine. It was warm and friendly, the opposite of a station waiting room! The wine was Chenin at £3.95 for a 1.75cl glass.
Lyn says: A new walk for us venturing into Stafforshire. Very pretty, sometimes muddy, but great pub, Codsall Station.