Canal side route

Wolverley is a very pleasant green open site with plenty of trees, this is a super site, very relaxing.

It has been considerably improved. It does have a motorhome service point.

It is literally only a couple hundred metres to the Staffordshire & Worcestershire canal, which is the basis of the cycle rides, with the added benefit of the Lock Inn, which  adds as a good incentive for the return trip, as there is nothing better than sampling a pint here and watching the world go by.

It doesn’t do bad food either.

Stourport on Severn

11 mile linear canal route via Kidderminster

When you reach the Lock turn left.

This is easy cycling with the reward at the end, the very attractive old Edwardian port area, where the canal meets the Severn.

There are plenty of refreshment opportunities here or enjoy a picnic on the river area, overlooking the Severn.

On the way you pass Kidderminster, of carpet fame, with some of its old warehouse buildings.

It is a pleasant enough town and on the way you pass a Sainsbury’s and increasingly, exercising our green credentials, we are using our cycling panniers to shop for supplies etc.

The other significant tourist attraction here is the Severn Valley Railway, which runs to Bridgenorth .


8 mile linear route

This goes in the opposite direction with a detour, to visit the very attractive old village of Kinver, which has loads of opportunities for lunch to suit all budgets, before heading back.

This section follows the river Stour closely and is more rural than in the opposite direction.

Just outside of Kinver is Kinver Edge, as is nearby Clent Hills, a popular attraction.

Another couple miles past Kinver, takes you to Stourton and the junction with the Stourbridge canal.

If you are feeling very fit, another 10 miles and you reach Wolverhampton.