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Circular footpath routes

Green route
Short version up the old railway track east of Hednesford Road back to village by Stoke’s Lane (or Long Lane) and old railway to Chapel Street then Bridges Crescent to Walsall Road either north up Walsall Road or south to Betty’s Lane then across the Mount to Jerome Road and Yew Tree Close  3.6 miles. Longer version takes in Fair Lady Country Park, Newlands Lane, Norton Lane, paths through Kingswood Lakes to Washbrook Lane, path to St. James’ church, Church Street, Chapel Street then as short route 5.85 miles.

Pink route
Brownhills Road, Railway Street, path to Norton East Road, clockwise around Chasewater, with or without northern loop. Return via path across railway to rear of Silver Birch Road, then new path through Taylor Wimpey estate and old railway track to the Mount etc 5 or 5.3 miles. Very short version would just take in short part of west shore of Chasewater 2.1 miles.

Orange Route
The Mount and old railway across M6 Toll to A5. Short route crosses fields to Lime Lane canal bridge then up Cannock Extension Canal across A5 to section of path that needs reinstating, then onto short section of Walsall Road over M6 Toll onto former canal embankment to Betty’s Lane and the Mount 4 miles. Other variations take in Beacon Way to Pelsall Common, Forest of Mercia Trail either via Cannock Extension Canal towpath or further west via Cadman’s Lane Little Wyrley and Grove Lane to Lime Lane canal bridge 6 or 8 miles. Finally, an intermediate version cuts across Wyrley Common via Engine Lane 4.8 miles.