Heath land trail

Walking trail

This circular walk starts at the old Warden's Lodge, passing through rare heathland habitat to sweeping views from the Iron Age Hill Fort. It is waymarked on the ground by red arrows.

Good to know:

Accessibility: There are no steps along this route, but there are gentle slopes and several kissing gates to pass through. Dogs: Your dog is very welcome in the countryside of Kinver Edge, please just be aware that you are passing through cattle enclosures and keep your dog under close control.

kinver heathland grazing


OS map of the Kinver Edge heath land trail


Comber Road lay-by parking, SO838828


Bear left of the noticeboard, following the red arrows. After passing between the trees you will enter sandy heath land habitat, with a meadow on the left of the fence.

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Heather in bloom


Turn right when you reach the top of the Edge, and follow the red arrows as you go through the gate and walk along the top of the sandstone ridge. Look out for resting spots with magnificent views to your left.

view from the Edge


You will reach the open area of the Iron Age Hill Fort, with a toposcope showing the direction of surrounding landmarks.

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Views from the toposcope of Kinver Edge


From the toposcope, turn around and head across the Hillfort towards the ramparts and down the slope, following the red arrows to return towards the Warden's House across the open grassland.

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The Warden's House on Kinver Edge


Comber Road noticeboard, SO838828

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Heath land trail

How to get here

Warden's Lodge, Comber Road, Kinver, Staffs. DY7 6HU
By road

From Stourbridge take the A458 towards Stourton, then the A449 to Kinver. In Kinver village follow signs to Kinver Edge Farm Shop until you see the lay-by parking and Warden's lodge. Park here for free, and start from the National Trust noticeboard.

Heath land trail

Facilities and access

  • Lay-by parking
  • Free accessible toilets, maintained by parish council