Dudley Trail is in its 39th year and is a series of challenging walks in and around Dudley borough.
The routes include canals, a disused railway, a geological nature reserve, country footpaths and some roads. They include gentle fun-filled gentle walks where you can discover some interesting places and make new friends. The longer walks are for more seasoned walkers challenging their stamina and skill on different types of terrain.
Anyone can take part, including children (under 14s need to be accompanied by an adult) and dogs must be on leads.
All of the routes are waymarked and printed instructions are issued at the start.
There are five routes to choose from and these now available to view or download lower down this page.
Start times are staggered throughout the morning depending on length of route, see below.
On arrival go to The Dome and collect control cards and route sheets from the check-in desk. Parking is limited but alternative car parking is available at Stafford Street DY1 1RT.
|ROUTE||START TIME||ONLINE COST|
|6 miles||11am to noon||£2.50|
|9 miles||10am to noon||£3.00|
|12 miles||10am to noon||£3.00|
|20 miles||8 to 10am||£4.00|
|28 miles||8 to 10am||£4.00|
All walkers must register on the day at Dudley Leisure Centre at the Dome on the car park. If you pay on the day rather than in advance fees will cost £1 extra to the above online cost. Please note the start time above for your chosen route.
Everyone who completes their chosen walk will receive a certificate.
Dress appropriately for the weather and wear suitable footwear for outdoor walking.
Under 14s can only take part when accompanied by an adult
Follow the instructions of event officials and keep to the walk route
Keep to footpaths and pavements and follow the Countryside code and Highway code facing oncoming traffic.
All dogs must be kept on a lead
First Aid will be available at checkpoints. For emergency assistance call 07815 828222 or 01384 812800.
If you retire early, please inform the checkpoint you are at or call 07815 828222 or 01384 812800.
Squash is available at checkpoints but walkers should make their own arrangements for food and drinks according to their own requirements.
All walkers must complete the walks by 8pm at the latest.